5 Card Stud Strategies
If you have nothing promising in your hand by the third card (first betting interval), you should fold.
Usually you should fold when your cards (including your hole card) are beaten by the showing cards of any other player. If another player shows a pair, do not stay in unless you hold a higher pair (or better hand).
It is not a good idea to bet heavily against a player whose hole card can give him or her a hand you can't possibly beat.
With eight players at the table, you will usually need a minimum of a Pair to win.