by Matt Glantz | Published: Jan 23, 2013
Q: In stud, how does the fact that there is no set position affect play? Since nobody is guaranteed to act last on the next street, how does that change your decision making? A: There are not too many guarantees with regard to anything in poker. Just like other situations in poker you need to examine the limited information you do have available to make the best overall decision possible. In stud, your position is dictated by your up cards. The player with the highest ranking up hand will act first. Most of the time it is determined by the single highest up card, whoever has the card closest to the ace of spades. When a player has a pair on board or better, that will always trump the high card and force the player with the best pair or better to act first on subsequent streets. While it might ...
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