There are no community cards, contrary to what happens in the Texas Hold’em variant, and each 7 Card Stud player uses only the cards that have come to him and not other common cards that are in the middle.
There are no blinds like there is in Texas Hold’em. In 7 Card Stud, they are used before where all players pay, in addition to the entry bet in play, but there is neither the big nor the small blind as they are known in Hold’em.
Each betting round can start with a different player as the player with the best hand insight always starts, rather than the order of the bets being preset. The first round is an exception since players receive three cards and only show one of them (two are hidden), starting with the one with the lowest card visible.
Unlike in Texas Hold’em, where the player tries to imagine the opponent’s play but cannot know any of his cards, in 7 Card Stud there are many cards that each player can see from the other players, which indicates that said Cards can no longer be received by him and, therefore, they can close chances of winning. Only the first two cards received and the seventh and last from each player are hidden.
Unlike in Texas Hold’em, where they are usually played at tables of nine, where you can see tables of two (heads-up tournaments), six (known as a short table) and even ten players (in exceptional cases), Going through other numbers of players, the maximum of 7 Card Stud is eight players per table.
In 7 Card, there is no mention of position since, as we have mentioned before, it does not exist because when dealing with each round of cards, it is determined who starts to bet.
In the short term, there is a lot more influence of luck in 7 Card Stud than in other games, so a bigger budget is necessary until the variance decreases enough so that a player who always makes the best option has guaranteed earnings.
Finally and simply to highlight what most people already know, in 7 Card Stud, each player receives seven cards (three at the beginning and one more in each betting round), while in Texas Hold’em he only receives two, which the player can combine with the five community cards.
What both Card Stud and Texas Hold’em do coincide in is that the hands that must be formed to see who wins are five cards and following the classic order of winning hands in poker.