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How and Where To Play The Online Casino Chinese Poker Game
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Chinese Poker is a fun variation of
poker quite different from Stud,
Ohmaha and Holdem
games. It’s
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Chinese Poker. Those
comfortable with Caribbean poker
may find the game similar in some
aspects.
There are a few distinct differences
between
Chinese Poker and other
poker games:
While most poker games can
accommodate at least 6 players to a
table,
Chinese poker is a smaller
game played by two to four players.
Online Chinese Poker table screen image
How To Play

Chinese poker is played between two to four players. The game is played for
points, where each point is worth a set amount of money.
Each player gets thirteen cards to arrange into three hands, two five card hands
and one three card hand. These hands are called the back, middle and front hand.
The hands will be compared against the corresponding hands of the other
players. The objective is to arrange a set of hands that will beat the corresponding
hands of the other players. There are often several possible ways to arrange the
thirteen cards given to you and the only rules you have to follow are that the back
hand must be of a higher value than the middle hand, and the middle hand must
be higher than the front hand. The value of each hand is determined by standard
poker rules. The front hand, with only three cards, cannot have a flush or straight.

Hand order: Back > Middle > Front.

After arranging all hands the players compare their hands to each other and the
winner in each individual game receives a number of points, determined by how
much they won.
In each round with four players there are six transactions of points. (See
scoring for further information on this.)

Hand Values
The hands are evaluated as poker hands in the following order:

1. Royal Flush
2. Straight flush
3. Four of a kind
4. Full house
5. Flush
6. Straight
7. Three of a kind
8. Two Pair
9. Pair

In Chinese Poker the lowest straight possible is Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5
In the third hand (front hand) straights and flushes do not count.

Winning a round

The scoring may seem complicated, but to summarize:
If your hands outrank at least two out of the three hands of another player, you
win over that player

2-4 scoring  in general means that if you win two out of three hands you get two
points and if you win all three hands you get four points.

Scoring

When the players are done arranging their hands and the cards are put down.
Each player compares his/her hands with each of the other players and are
rewarded points according to one of several systems.
The six comparisons that are made are:

• Player 1 vs. Player 2
• Player 1 vs. Player 3
• Player 1 vs. Player 4
• Player 2 vs. Player 3
• Player 2 vs. Player 4
• Player 3 vs. Player 4

2-4 scoring
This is the most common scoring and can be described in two rules:

1. A player that wins two out of three hands gets two points.
2. A player that wins all three hands gets four points.

These rules are derived from the following set of rules:
The player with the higher Back hand gets one point.

The player with the higher Middle hand gets one point.
The player with the higher Front hand gets one point.
Bonus points, if any, are added to each player’s total.
The player with the higher total gets an additional point called the overall point.
The player with the higher total collects the difference between the two scores.

Without bonuses a player can potentially win 12 points, 4 points from each of the
other players. Examples:

Player 1
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
K,J,5

High Card

A,Q,T

High Card

K,Q,5

High Card

T,6,6

Pair

C: 2,3,4, J, K

Flush

9,9,8,3,2

Pair

9,8,7,6,5

Straight

8,8,5,3,2

Pair

H :2,6,9,T,A

Flush

4,4,4,7,7

Full House

C: A,Q,J,7,3

Flush

A,K,Q,J,T

Straight

Player 1 vs Player 2: L-W-L, Result –2p
Playes 1 vs Player 3: L-W-L, Result –2p
Player 1 vs Player 4: W-W-L, Result 2p
Player 2 vs Player 3: W-L-W, Result 2p
Player 2 vs Player 4: W-W-L, Result 2p
Player 3 vs Player 4: W-W-L, Result 2p

Total:
Player 1: -2p, (-2, -2, 2)
Player 2: 6p, (2, 2, 2)
Player 3: 2p, (2, -2, 2)
Player 4: -6p, (-2, -2, -2)

1-4 scoring
This is the same as 2-4 scoring only there will be no overall point for winning two
out of three hands. (Bonuses always count and surrender always applies, 2 points)

1-6 Scoring
This system is sometimes called the mandarin way.
In this system winning two out of three is worth one point and winning all three is
worth six points. (Bonuses always count and surrender always applies, 3 points)
Without bonuses a player can potentially win 18 points, 6 points from each of the
other players.

Bonuses
In addition to the basic payoffs described so far, at some tables players pay
bonuses for high ranking hands. Typical bonus payments are:

• Straight Flush in back/Middle hand 4 points
• Four of a kind in back/middle hand 3 points
• Three of a kind in front hand 2 points
• Full house in middle hand 1 point

Surrender
Surrender is a scoring option in which a player agrees to throw his hand away and
pay a set amount to each opponent. The amount is 2 points for a 2-4 game, 3
points in a 1-6 game.

If two players surrender they tie.

Rake
A small fee is taken for each played hand, the amount varies depending on the
amount per point and the number of players at the table.

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