Books on Seven Card Stud

For those eager to enhance their skills and gain a competitive edge in Seven Card Stud, several books have been written by experienced players and poker authorities. These guides offer insights into the intricacies of Seven Card Stud, covering essential topics such as starting hand selection, betting strategies, reading opponents, and navigating the psychological aspects of the game. Whether you’re a beginner looking to grasp the fundamentals or an advanced player seeking to refine your approach, these popular books provide the knowledge and tools necessary to elevate your Seven Card Stud game to the next level.

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    Winning Poker

    By: Dean Matthewson
    Subtitle: 200 Rules, Techniques, and Strategies

    Winning Poker is a beautifully crafted guide that covers all the essential poker games, including the popular Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Stud, and Five-Card Draw, as well as more unique variations like Baseball (and Night Baseball), High-Low, Roll Your Own, Guts, and High/Low Chicago. The book is packed with insider tips to help players elevate their game, such as reading opponents’ bluffs, identifying bluffers, analyzing the game, and deciphering poker slang, making it an indispensable resource for both novice and experienced players looking to dominate their Monday night poker games.


    The Science of Poker

    By: Dr. Mahmood N. Mahmood

    This revolutionary gambling book offers a comprehensive analysis of Limit and Pot-Limit Omaha, Texas Hold ’em, and Seven-Card Stud, as well as No-Limit Hold ’em. It provides a general discussion of the three primary skills of poker—”people, probabilities, and money”—and includes a detailed overview of starting-hand selection and simple methods for calculating probabilities relevant to these games. Additionally, the book features analyses of a hundred examples of the most common situations in “after the flop play” for Omaha and Hold ’em, and “beyond the fourth street” play for Seven-Card Stud.


    Superstar Poker Strategy

    By: Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan
    Subtitle: The World's Greatest Players Reveal Their Winning Secrets

    The world’s top poker players share their expert advice on mastering various poker styles such as tournaments, cash games, no-limit, limit and pot-limit hold’em, Omaha (high-low and PLO), 7-card stud (razz, high-low), and triple draw in the book Superstars of Poker. The book features strategies and secrets from poker legends like Doyle Brunson, known as the greatest poker player and the Godfather of Poker, and Phil Helmuth, who holds the record for the most WSOP championships. Other contributors include Daniel Negreanu, a 6-time bracelet winner and author, Lyle Berman, founder of the World Poker Tour, Bobby Baldwin, Johnny Chan, Mike Caro, Jennifer Harman, Todd Brunson, and Crandell Addington.


    The Little Black Book of Poker

    By: John Hartley, Kerren Barbas Steckler

    The Little Black Book of Poker is a compact guide to the popular card game of poker. It covers the essential rules, strategies, and tips for playing various types of poker games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and more. The book is designed to help beginners learn the basics of the game and improve their skills, while also serving as a handy reference for more experienced players. The spiral-bound format makes it easy to use and carry around, making it a convenient resource for poker enthusiasts.

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    Stepping Up

    By: Randy Burgess
    Subtitle: The Recreational Player's Guide to Beating Casino and Internet Poker

    This book is the ideal guide for anyone looking to improve their poker game, whether you’re a home game enthusiast ready to step up your play or an intermediate player facing challenges. It goes beyond the basics that beginner poker books often focus on, covering crucial topics that are usually only briefly touched upon in advanced texts. These include reading hands and opponents, calculating odds and outs, adjusting your strategy based on the type of game, and much more. It also provides insights into practicing and playing poker online. As Roy West mentions in his introduction, this is a “thinking about poker” book that you’ll wish your opponents haven’t read. Suitable for players of hold’em or stud, this book by is designed to put you on the path to winning.

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    High-Low-Split Poker

    By: Ray Zee
    Subtitle: Seven-Card Stud and Omaha Eight-or-better for Advanced Players

    This book serves as both the third and fourth installments in the “For Advanced Players” series for two main reasons. Initially, it combines the concepts of both games due to their similarities. Furthermore, it facilitates an easy transition for players who have mastered one game to learn the other. The section on seven-card stud eight-or-better covers various strategies, including the selection of starting hands, the strategy behind an ace raising, how to disguise your hand on third street, and strategies for play on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets.


    Winning Poker For The Serious Player

    By: Edwin Silberstang

    Silberstang offers twelve impactful chapters, supplemented by over 100 real-life examples, filled with valuable advice on mastering games like Seven Card Stud, Texas Hold ‘Em, Draw Poker, Loball, High-Low, and over 10 other variations.

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    Super System

    By: Doyle Brunson
    Subtitle: A Course in Power Poker

    In this comprehensive guide, two-time world champion Doyle Brunson collaborates with five leading experts to provide invaluable advice on when to raise, call, bet, and fold in various poker games. The book covers limit and no-limit hold ’em, high and low 7-stud, draw poker, and lowball. Brunson’s collaborators include poker legends David “Chip” Reese, Mike Caro, David Sklansky, Joey Hawthorne, and former world champion Bobby Baldwin, each bringing their unique specialties and insights to the table.

    This book is the result of over 10,000 hours of combined effort by the world’s greatest players and theorists. It stands unrivaled in its scope and value, offering a wealth of knowledge and strategies for serious poker players looking to elevate their game. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an aspiring player, this book is an essential addition to your poker library, providing the tools and understanding needed to make informed decisions and improve your performance at the poker table.

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    Real Poker Night

    By: Henry Stephenson, Lou Krieger
    Subtitle: Taking Your Home Game To A New Level

    This  guide covers every aspect of poker, from setting up a serious home game to running a no-limit tournament. It provides casino-grade rules for resolving any situation and offers advice on maintaining a friendly atmosphere in games. The book also explains the mathematical basis of poker strategy and how to use tactics and read tells in a home game setting. It offers introductions to popular poker variants like Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven-Card Stud, and Omaha. The book, which includes a foreword by Poker for Dummies author Lou Krieger, is the first to bring the intensity of serious poker to casual players. It’s worth noting that poker is played by 60-80 million Americans and watched by over 5 million people on shows like the World Series of Poker on ESPN, the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel, and Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo.

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    The Poker Player’s Bible

    By: Lou Krieger
    Subtitle: How To Play Winning Poker

    This guide to card-playing, by poker expert Lou Krieger, encompasses nearly every facet of poker. It begins with an introductory chapter that lays out the rules of poker, followed by a detailed ranking and explanation of poker hands, from a Royal Flush down to One Pair. The book then progresses to explore the mechanics of the game, shedding light on strategic concepts and illustrating how a deep understanding of strategies distinguishes casual players from their more serious counterparts. Subsequent chapters offer guidance on how to differentiate between winning and losing hands, calculate odds, execute bluffs, recognize an opponent’s bluff, and decide when to raise. Krieger focuses on the five most popular poker variants: Texas Hold ’em, Omaha, Omaha/8, Seven-card stud, and Seven-card/8. The concluding chapters provide resources for further exploration of poker, including recommendations for online play websites and a glossary of betting terminology. The book is enriched with over 300 color illustrations that present common poker scenarios.

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    Outplaying the Boys

    By: Cat Hulbert
    Subtitle: Poker Tips for Competitive Women

    In various poker settings, women often face male opponents who underestimate them, giving them a unique advantage. The book “Outplaying the Boys” by Cat Hulbert, a top-ranked seven-card stud player, is a guide for women to leverage this advantage. It offers 125 tips filled with strategies and anecdotes, covering topics like projecting a winning image, choosing profitable tables and seats, recognizing personal tells, and understanding when to bluff. The book also helps women understand their inherent strengths and weaknesses, and provides insights into Texas Hold’em and Seven-Card Stud games. It includes a glossary of terms and recommended reading.

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    The Total Poker Manual

    By: Eileen Sutton
    Subtitle: 266 Essential Poker Skills

    Eileen Sutton, a passionate poker enthusiast and contributor to Card Player magazine, presents “The Total Poker Manual,” an all-encompassing guide to the world of poker. This comprehensive manual covers everything from the fundamentals of popular variants like Texas Hold’em, Draw, and Stud, to advanced strategies for consistent success at the tables. Alongside in-depth strategic content, the book features captivating poker stories, insightful Master Class articles from renowned experts, and practical advice for playing in various settings, including online platforms, casinos, and home games. With contributions from esteemed players such as Vanessa Selbst, Linda Johnson, and Matt Matros.

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    Play Poker Like the Pros

    By: Phil Hellmuth
    Subtitle: The greatest poker player in the world today reveals his million-dollar-winning strategies to the most popular tournament, home and online games

    Play Poker Like the Pros is a comprehensive guide on how to play and win at modern poker games such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Even if you’re a novice who has never handled a deck of cards, Hellmuth’s book will guide you through the rules and setup of each game, followed by basic and advanced strategies. He instructs on when to play certain hands, bluff, raise, or fold, and offers techniques for reading opponents and maintaining composure under stress. The book also includes special sections on conquering online poker games and a behind-the-scenes look at tournament play. Hellmuth’s strategies are designed to help you triumph over any type of player, from the unpredictable Jackal and the overzealous Elephant, to the conservative Mouse and the skilled Lion.


    Poker Essays, Volume II

    By: Mason Malmuth
    Subtitle: For Both Hold'em and Stud Players

    Unlock the secrets to poker success with this collection of essays spanning 1991 to 1996. From fundamental concepts to advanced strategies, delve into topics like game structure, live play dynamics, and maximizing your edge. Test your knowledge with quizzes, debunk misconceptions, and even enjoy a touch of humor. Whether you’re honing your skills in low-limit hold ’em or mastering tournament play, this volume is your essential guide to dominating the tables.

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    Caro’s Secrets of Winning Poker

    By: Mike Caro

    This book is essential reading for novice and intermediate players. It teaches readers to adopt the mindset of a successful poker player, use effective strategies, assess games for profitability, and leverage psychology and body language for an added advantage. The book is filled with tips and strategies that uncover the most lucrative secrets of hold’em, 7 stud, and tournament poker. Caro instructs on how to level the playing field with stronger players, exploit weak players, out-bluff a bluffer, win large pots, and much more. Doyle Brunson, a two-time world champion, has praised Caro’s work, stating that his research and seminars have completely transformed the game of poker.


    Championship Stud

    By: Tom McEvoy, Max Stern, Linda Johnson
    Subtitle: 7-Card Stud, Stud/8, Razz

    The book provides instructions on how to play all three types of stud poker. Linda Johnson, a commentator for the World Poker Tour, contributed to the highly praised chapter on razz and the comprehensive section on seven-card stud high-low split. Johnson was the razz champion at the 1997 World Series of Poker, the same year co-author Max Stern won the seven-card stud high-low championship. The book, co-authored by McEvoy, Stern, and Johnson, offers a collaborative approach to tournament play and cash game strategy for seven-card stud.

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    Winning 7-Card Stud

    By: Michael Benson
    Subtitle: Transforming Home Game Chumps into Casino Killers

    7-Card Stud remains the top card game in America. This comprehensive guide equips players with the strategies they need to succeed, whether they’re playing at home or in any national casino. It teaches readers how to navigate potential pitfalls and manage their casino funds effectively. Additionally, it imparts essential skills such as bluffing, semi-bluffing, ante stealing, and making smart seat and table choices.


    Seven-Card Stud for Advanced Players

    By: David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth, Ray Zee

    Seven-card stud is a highly intricate game, making it challenging to devise the perfect strategy for every situation. This complexity might explain why few have attempted to dissect it, despite its popularity. In 1989, the first edition of this book was published, revealing strategies previously known only to a select few, thus filling a significant void in poker literature. Now in the new century, the authors have further advanced the field by adding over 100 pages of fresh content, including a comprehensive section on “loose games.” With discipline, study of this text, and proper experience, one can become a significant winner. It also covers topics like cards that are out, number of players in the pot, ante stealing, playing pairs and three-flushes, randomizing play, and strategies for each street, among others.


    Fundamentals Of Poker

    By: Mason Malmuth, Lynne Loomis

    An authoritative manual presenting top-notch tactics for excelling in the foremost casino poker games like seven-card stud and Texas hold ’em, complemented by expert advice on conquering Omaha, Omaha eight-or-better, seven-card stud eight-or-better, razz, and lowball. This description might pertain to a different version of the same publication.

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    The Winner’s Guide to Casino Poker

    By: Edwin Silberstang

    The author of “The Winner’s Guide to Casino Gambling” presents a comprehensive study of poker, suitable for both home and casino players. Silverstang uses real game anecdotes to illustrate playing strategies, emphasizing that poker is not solely a game of luck. By mastering the right skills and understanding the psychology of the game, readers of this “poker’s bible” can gain the competitive advantage needed to outplay their rivals.

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    Win at Poker

    By: Jeff Rubens

    Poker, a game deeply rooted in percentages, promises every player their fair share of good cards over time. Yet, within this realm, some consistently triumph while others falter. In this captivating read, card authority Jeff Rubens unveils the secrets behind this phenomenon.

    “Win at Poker” assumes no prior poker knowledge. It lays the groundwork with essentials such as hand rankings and betting mechanics, progressing seamlessly towards more advanced strategies. From mastering draw and stud poker to exploring their variations and strategic nuances like seven-card stud, high-low, spit in the ocean, anaconda, and more, this book equips you with the arsenal to tackle any poker scenario.

    More than a mere tutorial, “Win at Poker” delves deep into the art of winning. Whether you’re a novice seeking fundamental clarity or an adept player aiming to enhance your success rate, this guide offers invaluable insights and actionable advice to elevate your game.

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    The Complete Book Of Casino Poker

    By: Gary Carson

    The Complete Book of Casino Poker reveals key concepts like position, aggression, draws and tells that are essential for games like Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo. Gary Carson’s “selective aggression” technique can transform your poker game, making you a smarter and more dynamic player. You’ll learn how to choose the right game, leverage position for power and information, tailor aggression to each variant, and avoid costly mistakes like slow-playing strong hands. This strategy forces opponents to make tough decisions, increasing their chances of mistakes that you can profit from. With over 50 million American poker players and 1 million weekly World Poker Tour viewers, mastering these strategies is crucial for success.

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    Winning at Poker

    By: Dave Scharf
    Subtitle: Essential Hints & Tips

    Winning at Poker is a must-have manual for all poker enthusiasts, from novices to seasoned poker pros. This comprehensive guide offers useful advice and strategies for 7 Card Stud and Texas Hold ’em. These basic concepts can be easily adapted to other poker games, ensuring your success in no time.

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    Poker – The Ultimate Book

    By: Francois Montmirel

    Poker: The Ultimate Book by Francois Montmirel is a comprehensive guide to the popular card game of poker. The book covers various aspects of the game, including its history, rules, strategies, and techniques. It provides in-depth information on different poker variants, such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and more. The author also shares tips and advice on how to improve one’s poker skills, read opponents, manage one’s bankroll, and succeed in both live and online poker games. The book is designed for players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, and aims to help readers become better, more confident poker players.

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