If you know how to play Texas Hold’em, the Chinese poker discovered will not have much complication. Find out how it works and put your knowledge into practice.

– What is it?
– Rules and scoring of Chinese poker discovered
– How to play open Chinese poker?
– Where to play?

What is it?
Chinese poker opened or discovered is a variant of the increasingly popular card game. In addition, those who know the origin of poker, will know that it is said that the game started in China a few centuries ago.
Although there are no exact data, everything indicates that Chinese poker has its origin in a game of dominoes and is also called discovered because the cards are in sight of all players, without there being the possibility of going bluffing.

This modality is increasingly fashionable and we can often see professionals participating in tournaments of this type. Let’s see how it works!

Rules and scoring of Chinese poker discovered
The first rule and main difference with the modality of always, is that there are no bets. Chinese poker is based on a points system, so the money or chips you play with will be a series of points that we will later specify.

It is played with the classic deck of 52 cards, and in total each player will receive 13 cards. That said, there will be a maximum of four players in each game.

For four players – each participant must place their cards in 3 streets:
– The street below with 5 cards is the back hand
– The middle street with 5 cards is the middle hand
– The top street with 3 cards is the top or front hand

The play of the back hand must be the best of the three, the second of more value must be that of the middle and the play of less value must be that of the front hand. If your hands do not comply with this rule, it is foul and it will mean that you have lost all three hands directly and will be able to calculate your score.

The rules of Chinese poker score (online), are the complicated part of it, and will be what most cost us at the beginning. But do not worry, after a day playing you will have it almost controlled.

If one player wins the three streets to another, he will have done what is called SCOOP and the player who wins will add 3 points. To calculate the score, he compares street by street of each player. The street won adds 1 point and the lost street subtracts 1 point.
Losing the hand = -3 points, and if on top you have needed a point less for each street.

Although this does not have much complication, the score in open Chinese poker is complicated by extra points or royalties. You must add these extra points only to the streets you have won and with the following number of points:
Back hand
The extra points in the back hand are calculated from the ladder, and add up as shown in the table.

Ladder            2
Color               4
Full House     6
Poker             10
Color ladder 15
Royal flush   25

Middle hand
Unlike the back, in the middle hand the royalties begin to count from the trio. In addition, the score of the rest of plays is double that in the back hand.
Threesome      2
Ladder             4
Color                8
Full House     12
Poker              20
Color ladder  30
Royal flush    50

Front hand
Although the extra points table in the front hand may seem like a mess, it’s easier than you think. You will begin to add extra points from the pair of 66 and from there upwards a point will be added as shown in the table.
66      1
77      2
88     3
99     4
TT     5
JJ      6
QQ    7
KK    8
AA     9

222      10
333      11
444      12
555       13
666      14
777       15
888      16
999      17
TTT     18
JJJ      19
QQQ   20
KKK    21
AAA    22

In addition to the extra points, there is something called Fantasy Land. Probably you do not need to know the rules of this play because getting it is practically impossible, but as you never know, we tell you what it is.

If you have a pair of ladies or superior in the front hand, you will have got a Fantasy Land. If this happens, in the next game the player receives directly the 13 cards and can make the hand directly while the other players keep stealing letter by card.

The sum of all the points must be equal to 0. The points that one loses are won by another, as would happen with the chips.

How to play open Chinese poker?

The button – may or may not be a player – deals in a first term 5 cards to each player. Next, the player who is seated to the left of the button will be the first to act and therefore the first to place his cards.

Face up, players must place as they wish the 5 cards. Spread between the three streets, your main objective will be to fulfill the rule of the strongest hand (back) to the least strong (front). In addition, once an order of letters has been established, it can not be modified.

After each player has his five cards placed, each player will draw cards from the deck one at a time to form his moves. Once again, it will be the player sitting to the left of the button who starts to steal. Once all the players have their three full streets with the 13 cards, the count of points will begin.

As we mentioned in the rules of Chinese poker – be it online or offline – three things can happen:

– That the player is missing or foul, in which case it will mean that his hands do not meet the basic rule and therefore have lost all at once.

-The player scoop: the player wins the three streets to a rival. (+3 extra points)

-That none need scoop, in which case it will be compared street by street.

In addition to this, the royalties will be added next according to the tables that we showed in the previous section.
Where to play?

More and more operators are offering their users the chance to play Chinese poker online through their portals. One of the largest online Chinese poker rooms in the world is TonyBet. In addition, the operator held in Prague last December the first open Chinese poker world championship.

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