In my vast experience during my 3 weeks of playing at pokerstars, I met some of the absolute worst 7 Card Stud players I have ever seen.
Others have commented likewise in their in poker blogs. I have had to adjust my playing strategy to account for just how bad they are. I lost a bundle at first because I was TAG, kept firing on all streets, and one of the four calling stations would fill their draw on 6th or 7th to beat my aces up, etc. My AF on 3rd is now down around 0.4, with AF >3 on 5th street on. Seems to be working.
It is absolutely astonishing how many players call on 5th and fold on 6th. Must be allergic to money. I only play the 1/2 7 Card Stud at pokerstars while clearing the bonus. The Full Tilt bonus does not clear fast enough at that limit, and I made what is probably a tactical error by signing up for a 100% to $300 signup bonus at Interpoker, and I need 3000 MPP to clear it. I have been clearing 100 points per day for the last week at 2/4 Texas Hold’em, during noon nap time which is prime time in Europe, with mixed results at the tables. This morning I was stuck $130 before a miracle comeback where I posted a $6 profit and cleared 125 points. Only 2100 points to go.
I heard that the low limit 7 Card Stud players at Paradise are even worse. And there is no ante in the .5/1 game. The same passive/aggressive game strategy applies, but hand selection can be even tighter.