Anyone up for a seven-card stud game with an interesting twist? Have A Heart is here to do just that, as this game follows along just like the original but, of course, has some tweaks to it.
Quick Tips For Have A Heart Poker Strategy
In order for you to be successful in this game, it would be great if you could get your hands on a few tips first. This guide will help point you in the right direction to do so.
Practice makes perfect, and this game is no exception. Some other tips for Have A Heart are knowing the rules, stealing a card, and watching your cash flow.
Knowing The Rules
Have A Heart follows along just as your favorite seven-card stud game would. With the name of Heart in mind, you can guess that hearts are important here.
Everyone that is in the game will ante, and then all will be dealt two cards face down, and one card face up. A betting round will begin.
Next, one card will be dealt at a time to each player face up for three more rounds. A betting round will start after the cards are dealt for each round. Finally, one more face down card to everyone still in, with a total now of 7 cards.
When dealing with the cards, this is where the hearts come into play. At any moment that a heart is dealt face up to any player, they have the option now to steal a card from any person at the table.
This card can be face up or face down. If it is a face-down card, you can take it without revealing it and adding it to your other face down cards.
Whoever you steal the card from, they now have one less card to their hand. They cannot draw an additional card to make up for that one stolen. It is also possible to almost steal an entire hand if other players get together and steal one at a time from this player.
This means that if a player is still in when it comes to the showdown, it is not uncommon for a seven-card hand to go against a five-card hand. Even though the seven or more cards are going against the five-card hand, it is still whoever has the best five cards.
Stealing A Card
If you are lucky enough to have a heart flipped up for you to steal a card, make sure you think twice about the card you taking away from someone. This can help you and hurt you if you are not careful.
If you see a player that has a strong hand on the board and you can steal, you can ultimately mess their hand up by stealing a card. However, if you are not paying attention to the board, you might end up messing up your own hand by not stealing a better card out there.
Ultimately you cannot go wrong by stealing from a good hand. This also makes sense if that player has a larger bankroll, and you want them to lose.
Watching Your Cash Flow
The bets in this game have no limits unless the table you are at all agrees to have one. Since most of the time there is not, some players have the tendency to bet big on great hands.
Make sure you have a budget in place or a limit for yourself if you plan on engaging with someone that bets big. Do not let your emotions get the best of you either, as this comes down to logic and not feelings.