Stud You Like It


January 20, 2009: Winning the $5 + 50c stud tournament on Titan Poker; a nice prize pool tonight, 89 runners, 10 places paid.

Seven card stud and more particularly seven card stud hi lo are two variants of poker in which sometimes it is better to be thoughtful than lucky. A thinking person can sometimes win and win big at stud hi lo, certainly as far as tournaments go. As I make a point of playing small, I seldom win big, but have done consistently well at stud hi lo, though not at stud.

I would advise against playing either game at pot limit, though as far as I am aware, the only poker site that currently offers pot limit stud is Ladbrokes, and none offer pot limit stud hi lo.

Below, in chronological order, are some of the many screengrabs Iíve picked up on the way. As ever, my apologies for the inconsistent sizes.


April 29, 2009: 75 runners with 8 places paid tonight and a nice prize for runner up.


October 14, 2009: I donít play a lot of straight stud on this site, but Iím glad I did this time. $5 + 50c buy-in, 40 runners, 6 places paid, $74.00 first prize.


December 16-7, 2009: $10 + $1 stud hi lo on PokerStars 56 runners, 8 places paid. Congratulations, you have won the tournament and $182.00. At 04.01 the following morning!


December 28-9, 2009: $10 + $1 stud hi lo on PokerStars, 56 runners, 8 places paid. Runner up winning $117.60. At 03.32am!


March 9-10, 2010: Winning the late night $2 + 20c stud tournament, this time on Mansion Poker.


September 3, 2010: A nice prize pool tonight on William Hill, 42 runners and only 5 places paid.


October 15, 2010: Not a bad prize for runner up.


February 15-6, 2011: A late night low limit stud tournament on William Hill.


July 5-6, 2011: Runner up in a late night tournament.


July 24, 2011: Runner up on PokerStars.


July 28-9, 2011: Runner up again in a late night tournament on William Hill.


August 15-6 2011: Winning a low limit stud tournament on William Hill.


November 30, 2011: Congratulations, you have won the tournament.

A leaderboard requested shortly after the last tournament on November 30, 2011. When I realised how far down it I was, I gave up. There are people who do nothing but play on this site all day and every day. I on the other hand, have a life.


December 18, 2011: Runner up not for the first time! I won $40.51 finishing ahead of the once truly massive chip leader.


February 19, 2012: Runner up in a small stud hi lo tournament.


June 8, 2012: Congratulations, you have won the tournament.


June 11, 2012: Third place.


June 23, 2012: Runner up.


June 27, 2012: Rolled up 9s house up and still lose. This was one shocking bad beat.


August 10, 2012: Rolled up 10s canít improve but hold up in a 3 way pot.


August 10, 2012: Congratulations, you were placed third.


August 10, 2012: Full house first five.


August 10, 2012: Full house wins.


August 11, 2012: A flush first five. Uncalled.


August 14-5, 2012: An uncalled flush. See below for result.


August 14-5, 2012: Cashing in the late night stud tournament on William Hill.


August 18, 2012: Winning with a house at level 1.


August 18, 2012: Winning with a six card flush.


August 19, 2012: A 3 way scoop.


August 22, 2012: Cashing in the $5 + 50c stud on William Hill.


August 26, 2012: House of jacks.


August 27, 2012: A small stud tournament; the flush is good.


August 27, 2012: A straight first five cards on WPT Poker.


August 27, 2012: A small stud tournament; a house of 10s wins.


August 27, 2012: A small stud tournament; a house of 10s wins again in quick succession.


August 27, 2012: Congratulations, you are runner up.


August 27, 2012: A full house first five on PokerStars, and our hero wins half the pot.


August 27, 2012: This time quads win half the pot.


August 31, 2012: A flush beats a straight.


September 2, 2012: Full house wins half the pot.


September 16, 2012: A flush first five scoops the pot.


September 16, 2012: Congratulations, you have won the tournament.


September 20, 2012: A painful way to lose a hand at 7 card stud hi lo with a full house that would normally win at least half the pot.


September 23, 2012: Scooping with a full house at stud hi lo.


September 26, 2012: Scooping with a straight.


September 26, 2012: Scooping with a wheel. All 4 deuces are out in two hands!


September 26, 2012: Another magic river.


September 26, 2012: Yet another magic river, this time at triple stud.


September 30, 2012: Scooping with a flush at hi lo in a small triple stud tournament.


October 1, 2012: Scooping with a six card straight.


October 1, 2012: Winning half the pot with a fulll house.


October 1, 2012: The third screengrab from this tournament; a small reward for a small risk.


October 3, 2012: A house of queens.


October 9, 2012: Quad jacks.


October 14-5, 2012: After a terrible weekend on the tables I decided to play a slightly higher buy-in - see below.


October 14-5, 2012: This was the third time in quick succession Iíd started rolled up this time with 5s.


October 14-5, 2012: In the small hours somebody suggested a deal, and the other guy and me agreed.


October 16, 2012: House first five in a small triple stud tournament. For all the good it did me.


October 19, 2012: A flush first 5 wins this hand but nothing else.


October 19, 2012: A house of queens beats aces up.


October 20 2012: Triple stud on PokerStars; a wheel first 5 and aces full of 5s split the pot.


October 20, 2012: Triple stud on PokerStars. The guy with 10s raised on the strength of his flush draw, which fortunately failed to materialise.


October 20, 2012: A seven card flush in clubs.


October 23, 2012: Winning half the pot with quads.


October 23, 2012: Ouch! A flush is outdrawn by a full house on the river.


October 23, 2012: Scooping with a flush at hi lo.


October 27, 2012: A wheel on the river scoops.


October 29, 2012: House of kings.


October 29, 2012: House of 8s.


October 29, 2012: Full house first five wins half the pot.


October 29, 2012: House of 4s, a magic river.


October 29, 2012: Scooping with a wheel, another magic river.

[The above blog was published originally October 14, 2012 with 13 screengrabs which were soon augmented. There are now 74 associated with it, one of which was published originally in the blog A Feast Of Bad Beats].


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