How to Play Chinese Poker

By: JM Uy
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Chinese Poker, also known as ‘Pusoy', is a game played in most of the Southeast Asian countries-in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, in particular. It apparently originated from this part of the globe and has crawled out to gain popularity to other countries in the west. According to online Chinese poker enthusiasts, the game is known for having the features of an exciting gambling game. Chinese poker is very easy to play and has a large element of luck in it that makes the players lured into playing the game.

The rules of Chinese poker are very easy to learn and understand. The key to start is to know the poker hand rankings. There are 10 different card combinations, ranked from the best to the worst, which one should learn and master to be able to play this game.

In playing Chinese poker, two (2) to four (4) players are needed. Each player will be dealt with 13 cards each from the original 52 in the deck. After receiving the cards, the players shall arrange the cards in three levels depending on the poker hand strength. The three levels are the back, middle, and front; with which the card combinations on each level shall be ranked from the highest, middle, and lowest, respectively. Of the 13, the back and middle levels shall be consisted of 5 cards each, while the front shall only have three. Remember that for the front level, flushes and straights are not valid.

Generally, scoring in this game is done by comparing each of the levels on each of the player's hands. This way, winnings are accumulated from players whose back, middle, and front cards have beaten their opponents'. However, if a player makes three flushes or three straights he automatically wins the hand, regardless of the other players' hands.

There are other variations of scoring in Chinese poker and all of these are also really easy. If you want to learn more about them or experience playing this exciting gambling game, the most accessible way is through the internet. There are a lot of online Chinese poker sites that offer this and more.

 

JR Yu is a marketing specialist for online poker betting. Also maintains his own blog about Chinese Poker Room.

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