The playing procedure of seven-card stud hi/lo split
follows the procedure of seven-card stud. The only
difference in procedure is at the showdown, where
if there is a qualifying low hand the pot is split.
Depending on the cardroom, there might also be a difference
in the betting structure. While most low-limit seven-card
stud games have no ante and use a spread limit of
$1 to $5, hi/lo split is more likely to be spread
with structured limits. A 3/6 game might have a fifty-cent
ante, the low card must bring it in for at least a
$1, and all bets after the initial bringing are $3
on third and fourth streets, and 56 on fifth, sixth,
and seventh streets. Some cardrooms might still spread
seven-card hi/lo split as a spread-limit game though.
It just depends on where you are and what the players
Most of what follows is intended for the spread-limit
variety, but for the most part it is also applicable
to the structured game. At the end of the seven-card
discussion, I give a few comments on how the structured
limits change things somewhat.