In this video we’ll show you how to play Chinese Poker including rules, gameplay and how to keep score.
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Chinese Poker is a great game, even for people who don’t play regular poker. All you need to know to play is the basic poker hand rankings.
In this video we’ll show you the basics of how to play Chinese Poker and how to keep score. You can play Chinese with 2-4 people and it’s different from other poker variants like Texas Hold’em because there’s no betting, raising or bluffing.
Instead, everyone agrees on a point value before the game begins, like a dollar per point. To get started, deal each player 13 cards. Now each player has to organize their cards into three poker hands.
Two of the hands have five cards and one has three cards. The three card hand has to be the worst poker hand and it goes in the front. It’s called the top hand. The middle hand has five cards and has to better than your top hand.
It’s called the middle hand. The third hand also has five cards and it has to be better than both other hands. It’s called the bottom hand and it goes closest to you when you lay your three hands down. When you’re done setting each hand, place it face-down on the table to tell the other players you’re done.
When everyone’s done setting their three hands, everyone turns over their cards and compares hands to see who beats who. Each player has to compare each of their hands to each hand of every other player. Start with the dealer and compare his hands to the player on his left.
The top hand is compared to the top hand, the middle hand to the middle hand and the bottom hand to the bottom hand. Each hand is worth one point and if a player wins all three it’s called a scoop and there’s a three-point bonus.
If you win two of the hands and lose one you win a net profit of one point. Then compare the dealer’s hand to players 3 and 4. Next, compare player 2’s hands to players 3 and 4. Then compare player 3’s hands to player 4’s and you’re all done.
Each player has to keep their own score. At the end of the game everyone settles up with everyone else.
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20 Replies to “How to Play CHINESE POKER – Rules, Scoring, How to Keep Score”
I thought this was Russian poker….at least that's what my grandpa told us….and we're ethnic Chinese LOL😆
We call this pipito in hawaii
In my place this is called, 'lap lap fu', and its 1 vs 3. where a dealer vs 3 guys.
https://youtu.be/-8GqC6qExaI I tried this put 100 bucks got me double in 1 day!! 😆
Skip the points, 3 players vs 1 player(dealer)
I think I am gonna stick to hold em.
I'm an expert level player for this card variant but have no good apps to play with, have to be fixed. Chinese poker is also known in our country as "Pusoy". 😁 👍🎲 🍩☕🎱 😃
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Bro I'm still sad cause bobby stole my chicken
Who the hell would play this? It's way too complicated. I'll stick with 5 card draw
I started playing this 13 card pocker since 2001 to 2005 and didn't play again til now 2019 lol this game got popular with the Android apps too so wow big thanks for keeping the game alive.
i know this is as russian poker
to make it more intresting
first you place antis
you get three cards each, first round then you can discard or keep or fold
then you place in your bets
show hands, no one takes money. but gain points, as said in video
next yoou keep hand, but its always show,
next draw 5 cards each player
then discard, and bet
show hands, win points
next and finall and
the deck may be empty, so for this to work
discard cards you do not want. suffle them. and then let next player discard cards, , next player discards cards
next player discard cards
then suffle all discarded cards and then toss each player the approperate amount they discarded.
then theres bets that are made
then points are rewarded.
who ever scored the highst points wins that game and take s the whole pot no second place nothing like that, and those that folded,
its ethire those cards are suffled back in or stay out of the whole game.
this make the game better
but i feel like there should be abit more needed. like if you discard a card. and if anyone has something they gain points
like you tose away an Ace, and i have 2 3 4 and 5 in hand. i can then revel my hand and clam stright and you gain points
and or say you have three 2s and oppnent discards a 2. i can then reveal hand and clam 4 2s.
No strategy, all luck. Boring
Scoring is so complicated.. why not just compare all four top, middle, and bottom cards? Best one of each gets a point.
Player one wins top hand; player one wins middle hand; player 3 wins bottom hand. Score: 2-1-0-0. The end.
Could have made a full house though…
Huh, I thought you had five cards and draw to five at the end of of each street or until you're done.
This method's okay but kind of awkward.
I would have counted the score by applying the lowest scoring hands versus each other, then the second level hands are scored and added, then the last hands are scored rather than this left-right, clockwise weirdness.