Seven Card Stud For Advanced Players - David Sklansky, Ray Zee & Mason Malmuth

Seven card stud isn’t anywhere near as popular as it was back in the day, although it’s probably truer to say that it just didn’t take off in popularity like Texas Hold’em did.  It’s even taken a back seat to Omaha now, although it didn’t just die out like draw poker and some other variations did.  You do see some seven stud games still spread these dayy though so this book is therefore still somewhat relevant.

However there aren’t many books of any quality out there on seven card stud, and it’s hard to find something that gets into the game at the more advanced level that better players seek.  If you’re looking for a good book on stud you don’t have to look any further than this one though.  It is almost universally accepted as the best book out there on the game, and not by a small amount either.

As is generally the case with 2+2 books, this one isn’t for beginners, and the strategy that it teaches is fairly advanced.  However those with a decent understanding of the game should not have any problems following along and benefiting from it.  In addition, if you already have a good understanding of other forms of poker and want to look to master seven card stud, this is definitely the book to read on the subject.

The only downside is that the book is designed to be used against fairly good opponents and adjustments need to be made if the games you play are of the looser and fishier variety.  However, if you’re looking to play above the smallest stakes this really shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5