The ultimate Caribbean Stud Poker Strategy

The ultimate Caribbean Stud Poker Strategy
by Jean Real

You’ve probably seen those big poker tournaments on TV, such as the World Series of Poker, and you’re really wondering how hard it can be to compete at poker with other players. We have to tell you, Poker is an art to be learned and before you head out to a big poker tournament you should have a good strategy base. The best way to get acquainted with the game is by playing Video Poker which is similar to poker but you don’t have to “compete” with other players. Another game which can help you practice is Caribbean Stud Poker. This is the game we want to focus on today.

Caribbean Stud Poker is an incredibly easy game to play and win at. As you may know, for any Stud Poker game you do not need to draw for new cards. You play according to the initial deal of cards. This is similar to Texas Hold’em in which you simply play and bet according to the cards dealt without being able to exchange or discard any card. The game begins by placing an Ante bet before any cards are dealt. The dealer deals 5 cards for himself and 5 cards for the player. The dealer’s cards are all face-down except one.

Here’s where you practice you poker skills. Your 5 cards need to be better than the dealer’s in order to win the game. For the game to continue you must place a second bet twice the amount of the ANTE Bet. If you feel your cards are not good enough, then fold you hand and play a new one. The Ante Bet is lost in this case.

Now if you have a good hand then place the second bet and you’ll go against the dealer’s hand. If you have a better hand than the dealer’s the Ante Bet pays 1:1 and the second Bet according to the Caribbean Stud Poker Pay Table if the dealer has at least an Ace and King:

Poker hand/Payout
Royal Flush/ 800:1
Straight Flush/ 200:1
Four of a Kind/ 25:1
Full House/10:1
Flush/7:1
Straight/5:1
Three of a Kind/3:1
Two Pair/2:1
Pair/1:1
High Card /1:1

When should you raise the bet? Very simple, we have a solid Caribbean Stud Poker strategy for you:

If you have at least a Pair in your hand, raise the bet.
If you have less than the dealer’s qualifying hand (Ace/King) fold the bet.
If you have Ace and King, raise the bet only if you have a Jack or Queen as your third highest card

This Caribbean Stud Strategy will make you fold many hands but that’s better than losing both the Ante and Second bet when having a bad hand. It is a proven technique to help you get the best results with the minimum risk for the player.

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