About two years ago the poker industry has been blown away by the new and very exciting game – Open Face Chinese Poker. The virus first spread amongst the pros, who are in constant search for new challenges and was very fast picked up by the recreational players.
However, with the game gaining popularity, its online absence quickly became an issue for the internet-based poker generation. It wasn’t until December, 2013 that the game finally made online presence with Tonybet Poker launching the first global OFC poker app.
The online gaming company run by the notorious poker bad boy Tony G introduced the new game to the internet poker audience and very quickly found itself in success. In the first two months of the site’s existence it reported thousands of new players joining the site and hundreds playing at a time.
However, with many No-Limit Hold’em fans being unfamiliar with Open Face Chinese, the site also serves the mission of introducing the new game to the global online poker community. Tonybet Poker boasts four different game variations including Pineapple Open Face Chinese, Turbo Open Face Chinese, Classic Open Face Chinese, and the 13-card Regular Open Face Chinese.
The basic principal of the game is for every player to set up a total of three poker hands in one turn out of thirteen (in some variants even more) cards they are dealt. The three hands are divided into the bottom hand, the middle hand and the top hand.
The bottom hand consists of three cards and has to be the strongest out of the three. The middle hand also features five cards and needs to be stronger than the top hand, but weaker than the bottom hand. Finally the top hand is made out of three cards and needs to be the weakest of the three. If the player fails to follow the hand-strength rule, their hand is fouled and they lose the game.
Open Face Chinese Poker also features the point system instead of chips which are used in most of the poker variations. Every hand has its point value – the better the hand and the higher it stands in the player’s three-hand ranking, the more points it’s worth. The points are distributed among the players at the end of every round.
Would like a quick and easy Open Face Chinese Poker lesson? Check out this video by PokerNews’ Kristy Arnett and poker’s Shaun Deeb.
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