Follow the Queen is a variation of 7 card stud with the key difference in that all Q's are wild throughout the game. In addition, when a Q is dealt face up, either on the board or to a player (as an up card), the next card dealt up and all cards of the same rank are also considered wild. This means that with four Q's available, you could have another four wild cards (the cards dealt next) meaning that there are a maximum of eight wild cards that could play a part in any one hand.
If a subsequent Q is dealt face up, the next up card replaces the previous wild as a new wild card. There shouldn't be more than 8 wild cards available in the deck at any one time. If a Q is the last card dealt up, then only Q's should be wild. As with any game that makes use of wild cards, monster hands are common place. Hands that would normally win in a standard game (like full houses and straight flush) are regularly beaten in this game so don't place the same level of value to your hands that you would do in a regular game of 7 Card Stud.
If you can get your head round the use of wild cards, the game is basically 7 Card Stud, wild! Best five card hand wins.
- All Q's remain wild throughout the game.
- There shouldn't be any more than 8 wild cards at any one time.
- Standard hand values go out the window with the introduction of wild cards.
If you are interested in seeing what the online arena has to offer, check our listings of games played online.
How to Play Poker - for Beginners This guide is aimed at new players to the game of Texas Hold'em. Learn everything you need to know to start playing poker today. This guide includes the basics and game play
Winning Poker TipsA collection of proffessional poker tips to avoid the most common mistakes made by players. These are certain to improve your win rate!
Online Poker GuideA starters guide to the craze that is online poker focussing on how to improve to become a winning player.
Compare 2015 Bonus Offers New to playing online? Be sure to compare each site to make sure your first choice is one that gives you a high value welcome bonus.
Ever Seen the Official WSOP Rules?Do you plan to play in the WSOP? Might be worth reading up on the WSOP Tournament Directors Association Rules.