Chinese Poker Rules
In this article you will learn chinese poker rules from A-Z. This game might look a bit complicated at first , but it's pretty easy actually.
Chinese poker played with regular 52 cards deck (no jokers and wild cards).Each player gets 13 cards, therefore only 4 players can be play in each table .Chinese poker has been played with units/points , each point equal amount of money that is defined before the game started . In the end of each round you will lose or win points : lets say you are in a table where each unit/point equal $10 , and if you lose 3 point in the round you will lose $30 .
After you have dealt with your 13 cards you need to arrange them to 3 different hands of : back (5 cards) ,middle (5 cards) and front (3 cards) , but you have some rule : the bottom hand most be stronger then the middle hand and the middle hand must be stronger then the front hand . "Wrong arrangement" - which means that you didn't follow the rule and this makes you pay a lot to each player .Notes :
- Straights and flushes does not count in the front hand (3 card ) - you can make only - Three of a kind , pair and high card .
- With the above been said you can make "Clean Sweep" - that will required 3 straights or 3 flushes .
Right now you already know that payments are made by points , but
how do you count points ?
After each player arranges his cards,each player reveals his 13 cards then each player compares his hands against every bodyelse's hands , you will gain 1 point when your hand beats your opponent and you lose 1 point when his hand beats yours see hand for example :
This screenshot was taken from ActionPoker ...
Chinese Poker Bonuses :
In some variations you can play with bonuses for special hands:
If you choose to surrender you have to pay to each user 3 points . It is unlikely to surrender , but you can do it if you choose too .
Clean Sweep :
Clean sweep is a group of special hands that will give you auto win.
|1st||13 Colors||All the card are the same suit||13|
|2nd||Dragon||Ace to King - every rank||13|
|3rd||12 Colors||12 out of 13 cards from 1 suit||8|
|4th||Three-of-a-kind with 5 Pairs||4|
|5th||3 Straights||Look at the picture above (the letf player)||4|
For Example :
You play in a table where each point equals $10 and you got Three-of-a-Kind with 5 pairs you will get $40 from each player , if you have 13 Colors you will get $130 from each player !
Note : Four-of-a-Kind can be 2 pair when 5 or 6 pairs are needed .