I’m Julia from Montreal, Canada and I love to play poker online. I have to admit that there are other passions and hobbies in my life but nothing makes me happier than hitting the casino floor whenever I can or enjoying a relaxed online game and trying to decipher the mystery behind all the stud poker hands.
It’s like exercise for my mind, that’s how I like to see it! Of course, everyone is amazed at the beginning that I like to gamble online and especially to play five-card stud poker most of all, mainly because I am a woman, but my friends and family have gotten used to it and cheer for my every win. Not to mention the fact that my hubby loves I bring extra money into the house, which never hurts, right? I’ve been playing for about 6 years now and the past two or three have been on a professional level.
It did not take me that much to learn the advanced tricks or develop my own stud poker strategy, but I did not dedicate enough time to this activity before so that profits would arise.
Plus, I can’t lie, the practice I started making online genuinely helped me improve my skills and get a faster reaction time, so you should definitely try to do the same.
Now, let’s get back to the game. I know some of you fancy the Caribbean version of stud poker but I for one am a big fan of the Five Card Stud. Can’t explain why, it’s just my favorite game! To understand more about five-card stud poker you can look at the video here.
The five-card version is a highly complex game to play and choosing the best strategy for a particular moment can prove to be quite a hassle. I always take into account the best stud poker odds and go from there. Generally, there is a huge disparity between players of medium and beginner level and the pros sitting at the table. When you’ll learn the game well enough, you will literally clean the table and rip off any rookie unfortunate enough to cross your path.
To avoid being the rookie losing chips all the time, try some of the advanced strategies for stud poker. Always watch the door card, the first up that players get. There is a possibility the door card and an existing down card are already paired so keep an eye out for players who pair this card as they can very well have trips.
Also, remember to look at the antes at all times! They’re not just there by chance, don’t you think? Most beginner players forget about them, but I never do. Check out the ratio between the size of the bets and the size of the antes. They’re usually very high in the middle of the game so be sure you play more hands then because it’s the perfect time. Don’t be afraid of taking a chance. The antes will simply clean you of your money before you’ll even know it. With a little luck and a lot of strategy, you can definitely be a pro!
Hope you liked my first post here in vintage casino club and if you do, you can leave some comments below, I will learn from you all guys!