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Published on 13 April 2016 by Pokerlistings 2248
Open-face Chinese poker is an awesome game, even for people who don't have much experience playing poker games like Texas Hold'em, and you can learn it in less than five minutes by watching our comprehensive OFC how-to video. If you haven't played regular Chinese poker before, go to the PokerListings video section and search “How to Play Chinese Poker” to get up to speed. It'll make learning open-face Chinese poker a lot easier. If you already know regular Chinese, dive right into the new video and learn traditional open-face Chinese poker, as well as the popular spin-off game Pineapple. Watch the video to learn basic OFC gameplay, how to deal, how to set your top, middle and bottom hands, how to score royalties and how to go to Fantasy Land. Regular OFC can be played with two, three or four people but if you're playing Pineapple, three's the maximum. Open-face is a lot like regular Chinese poker. The point is to finish the hand with three poker hands: two five-card hands and a three-card hand. The twist is, you don't get to see all your cards at the beginning of the hand. Each player gets five cards to start and has to set them to begin building their top, middle and bottom hands. Then everyone gets one card per turn to add to their hands. In Pineapple, each player gets three cards per turn, two of which are added to their hand and one discarded. Check out the video for more information on OFC and Pineapple and you'll be teaching your friends at your next home game in no time.