The Game Of 7 Card Stud ->> A Position Attitude


A player now needs to know about emotions and behavior at the poker table now that he/she understands the procedures of seven-card stud. If a player is sitting to play poker , he/she should play with an appropriate attitude.

Roy West, who is a distinguished author and professional card player, calls this the rule of ‘Play Happy or Don’t Play’, and this is sound advice. A negative approach will divert the player, throw off his play, and ruin his/her chances of winning.

A player shouldn’t attach any unnecessary stress or negative emotions to his/her game, precisely for this reason. A player shouldn’t be playing if he/she is at a card club to win cash to pay the bills.

A player shouldn’t be playing even if he/she is dead set on getting ‘revenge’ for the rough session he/she has had the previous time he/she played, nor if one is peeved because his/her card buddy teased the him/her for playing poorly at his last game.

Although it is obvious that one would want to come out ahead any time one plays, one must realize that one cannot win each time. Sometimes, the cards just might not fall.

Perhaps one would stay in, only to see one’s tens full of deuces (a trio of tens and a pair of deuces) lose to queens full of eights (a trio of queens and a pair of eights). These things happen from time to time!

A player should always remain calm when he/she plays poker. Before heading down to play, one should be in a good mood. One should stay away from the poker table if one is angry, or feeling pressure to earn money one badly needs.

One should work off his/her anger at the gym or pick up some overtime hours. It is also imperative to watch oneself and avoid hasty bets or foolish raises when one is playing. A player shouldn’t allow boredom to destroy his/her careful, calculated play.

When a player has been sitting four and hour and not had an opportunity to play many online poker hands, it could very well tempt him/her to chase cards. The player begins thinking, he/she has the ace and king, and he/she ignores someone else’s ace and king staring at the player from the board.

Perhaps he/she decides to call, to see more cards. Pretty soon, that short stack that had been in front of the player will be gone, and the player is reaching in his/her wallet for an additional $50 bill.

Patience is the key word in Stud poker. A player should only play a hand when he/she feels that he/she has a good chance of improving on his/her hand.


People must have heard players saying that their game had been proceeding well, until they’d lost some close hands and then gone on the tilt.

When a player mentions the phrase, going on the tilt, he/she is referring to losing his/her patience and playing recklessly.

If a player does this, then he/she turns from a card player into a magician who, as his/her first trick, makes the stack of chips in front of him/her vanish.

Going on the tilt is very easy for any player. When a player has stopped using sound judgment and begun playing anything, he/she is said to be on the tilt.

It is possible that a player has suffered a bad beat by his opponent and is now trying to ‘get him’ by staying in with hands that aren’t worth playing.

A player on the tilt is one who is desperate in the hope that the trash hand he/she is holding will transform itself into something worthy if he/she stays in to see all seven stud cards.

The trash hand will escalate from a little bit of trash to a lot of trash nine out of ten times, and the player will end up losing a lot of money in the process.

A player should pick up his/her chips and trash cash them in if he/she is frustrated. The player should head out for a walk until he/she feels that he/she is level headed enough to play well again.