Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

A Brief History of Seven Card Stud

• Nivel 3: 100-200, 25 ante

If there's one variation of poker that has stood the test of time, it's Seven Card Stud. Indeed, some of Poker Hall of Fame's biggest names are staunch supporters of the game (many of whom are here today) and it's been spread in every WSOP event since 1971.

It's believed that the Five Card Stud was developed 150 years ago during the American Civil War and was listed in Hoyle's Official Rules of Card games in 1864. Then during the early 20th century, Seven Card Stud was introduced, replacing Five Card Draw as the most popular form of poker in the world.

For a time, this was the game most spread throughout American casinos and card rooms, until the early 1970's, when a new form of poker (which is in fact a descendant of this game) took over and changed the world forever - Texas Hold'em.

And although Seven Card Stud may be considered by the post-online generation as "old-school", we're certain that the future are taking it up, even if it is just for a change of pace. We all know that poker takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, so there's no reason why you should just stick to one game!