Basic Rules for Poker Games : How to Play Follow the Queen Poker


Let’s look at a poker game that you’ll see
in a lot of home games. It’s called Follow the Queen. Follow the Queen is a variation
of seven card stud with the exception that there are wild cards in this hand. As the
name sounds, the card that follows the queen is wild. Now queens and what follows are wild,
so queens are always going to be wild. So let’s see how Follow the Queen is dealt out.
First, each player will be dealt two cards face down. Remember, this game is a variation
of seven stud, so you’re eventually going to end up with four cards face up and three
cards down. So, once the two cards are face down, the dealer deals each player one card
face up. This is followed by a betting round. On the first betting round, the player with
the lowest hand starts. Since no wild cards came up, the three will start the betting.
Once the betting is over, the dealer will then come around and deal each player one
more card face up. Now, as you see, a queen of hearts just showed, so that queen is wild
giving that player a pair of jacks. And now tens are wild, so queens and tens are wild,
and the best hand would bet here. A pair of jacks will start the betting. After the betting
is over, the dealer comes back around and deals each player one more card face up. Now
if another queen were to show, as in there, the wild card will change. Now queens and
twos are wild. The tens are no longer wild. Followed by a betting round, pair of tens
bets and the last card face up to each player is dealt out. The wild card did not change.
Since that was the last card being dealt face up, queens and twos will remain wild. Followed
by a betting round, and the dealer would deal the last card face down to each player. Once
the cards are dealt out, a betting round will start. Once the betting round is over, the
player will use the five cards of their seven to make their best five card hand. And this
is how Follow the Queen is played.

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