# Rules of Chinese poker pineapple and other varieties

## Participants are given more cards, minimum, maximum

For many Amateur and professional poker is limited to two main types of Texas hold'em and Omaha

They are used to host the biggest tournaments in the world with millions of prizes, write thousands of articles and books, and develop winning strategies.

Online establishments have the most users in these two areas, so many newcomers prefer to start their career exclusively with them.

There are a lot of professionals in hold'em and Omaha, but there are just a huge number of strong players.

This leaves no chance for beginners to play a successful game at first, they are almost one hundred percent likely to have to first part with the game. before you learn poker strategies and start making money, you can earn a lot of money.

This factor forces some users to look for areas where competition is still not so high and where it is really possible to get to the top without losing a lot of money.

As an option, you can consider Chinese poker, it has just begun to spread, and there are still few strong players here.

In Chinese poker, the rules are significantly different from the classic versions, but still the main principle of the game is preserved - you need to collect as strong a combination as possible to claim a win.

Despite the fact that Chinese poker itself is an exotic trend, it still has several subspecies, they are not so significantly different from the classic version, but the approach to the game is radically changing. The most common disciplines of "Chinese": we will Look at them in this article, as well as various components of these games: fantasy, scoring and other components without which Chinese poker is impossible. The most the main difference is that there are no trading circles, money is awarded to the winner according to the points scored.

This is the topic of a separate Chapter, about it at the end of the article.

Therefore, players in Chinaman are focused on collecting combinations, and not on the financial component, which makes the game more thoughtful and interesting. Each player lays them out at their own discretion, which allows you to calculate winning moves more accurately and increase the chances of success. It would seem that such a move is meaningless, the opponents see what others have and can easily win.

But this is far from the case, due to the lack of trading circles, here a completely different strategy and open elements do not guarantee success.

A General introduction to poker is recommended to start with Texas hold'em, with Chinese poker-with its classic version, in which the game is played with closed cards. The main goal of standard Chinese poker is to collect pocket cards. three combinations. These cards are divided into three parts: in one there are three elements, in the other two there are each, they are located on three lines (boxes) in vertical order. The player's task is to arrange his pocket cards in three boxes, trying to collect a winning combination in each of them. It is important to remember the rule: combinations in all three lines can not be placed randomly, they must have a strict hierarchical sequence. The top line is the weakest (three cards), the middle line is slightly better, and the bottom line is the highest. For violations of this rule, there is a penalty and an unambiguous loss, and the player's combinations are declared "dead".

Combinations of equal strength are allowed in two or all boxes.

An interesting feature of Chinese poker is that players immediately receive all pocket cards and place them on the paylines. After that, everyone opens the boxes and compares the combinations, and whoever has the strongest combinations wins. All the participants naturally tend to collect the highest combination in but, as practice shows, it is enough to have strong combinations in two boxes to claim victory.

For example, if they have a Royal flush And a Full house, respectively, then the lead is almost guaranteed, the third row no longer matters.

These are the basic rules of classic Chinese poker. There are differences in other areas, they are not so significant, but they certainly deserve special attention.

### In some areas, the game is played with open cards

You can often find opinions that it was a certain direction that marked the beginning of Chinese poker. But the above-described discipline with closed maps became a classic, and the directions described below appeared a little later. In this subspecies, scoring, combinations, and the number of cards in the draw remain unchanged. The difference is only in the rounds of the game. At the beginning, each participant receives five cards in a closed form, he must distribute them in three boxes. You can't change their location in the future. The cards are dealt and laid out strictly in order, clockwise to the arrow.

The first player to start is the player sitting to the left of the button-a special chip that determines the order.

In each hand, it moves one player to the left. Next, the distribution of cards begins in turn, each participant is given strictly one card. Players must lay out items as they get their hands on them, and their location can also not be changed. The round lasts until everyone has collected cards on their boxes. Then there is a showdown of cards, who has the best combination, he celebrates the victory. In Chinese Pineapple poker, the rules allow a maximum of three people to participate, as the number of actively used cards is larger than in the classic version. At the beginning, each participant receives five cards in his hands, which must be placed on the lines, they can not be moved later. Then everyone is dealt three cards, one of which the player must throw away, and place the rest in the boxes. Due to the fact that opponents can see each other's cards, they can make assumptions about which one to choose. your opponent will be able to collect the combination. The task is complicated by the fact that it is not known which cards are discarded. The round lasts for four rounds, during which everyone gets cards in their hands. Then, as usual, the leader is determined according to the collected combinations in the boxes. The referral rules are similar to the classic version. The only difference is in the number of cards dealt, everyone is immediately given elements per hand, which must be laid out in three lines. The game is characterized by the speed of drawing (hence the name). In just two rounds, participants must make combinations. The rules are similar to a regular Pineapple.

But only two participants can participate here, as they get as many as cards in their hands, and some go to the discard.

In the game there are boxes for collecting combinations, the requirement to observe the seniority in the lines is preserved, and significant penalties are provided for violations. The game also takes place in an accelerated mode: first, each participant receives cards per hand, which are stacked in boxes.

Further in each each round has four more, and one of them is discarded.

Otherwise, all other rules are similar to the usual Pineapple. In Pineapple - poker, the rules for drawing the pot and collecting combinations are the same as in standard Pineapple. The difference is only in the order of combinations in the boxes, the smallest set should be in the middle line, and there should not be a card higher than ten, otherwise penalties will follow.

Before making the final calculation of points, you need to know for which combinations they are awarded.

Those with experience in hold'em and Omaha can easily name ten winning poker combinations that are also used in Chinese poker.

For those who have no experience in poker competitions at all, it will be useful to get acquainted with the combinations. Quite often, there are controversial situations when, due to the same combinations of several players, the winner is determined by the highest kicker card. But it is not difficult to understand how this happens directly in the gameplay. unlike the classic types of poker, the Chinese one uses a completely different pay-out scenario. There is no General pot where players place bets and then the winner gets it. In the discipline, it is customary to count points according to the combinations collected by the participants. Scoring is carried out according to the scheme of pairwise comparison of combinations of players cards. Each line is evaluated in turn and points are awarded to the winner. There can be two schemes: respectively, the losing side loses the same amount. After comparing the cards of all opponents, it is announced how much each player received in the end. There are no clearly defined limits and rules for paying out winnings. If the game is played at a real table, participants must independently agree on the coefficients of points and money. In online rooms, the establishment itself introduces certain tariffs, for example, one point will be equal to rubles. The main goal of players in the discipline is to try to collect as many points as possible to earn a good amount of money. But the payoff is you can also get it as a gift. Chinaman has nice bonuses-royalties, which are given for collecting certain combinations on the lines. For a Pair of sixes on the top lines, a bonus of one point is given, for sevens - two, for eights-three, and so on up to nine points to aces. Pairs below are not paid. A bonus of points is provided for a successfully completed set of twos, while aces already have points. On the highest payline, the bonuses are half as much, plus the Set is not paid. If two or more players were able to collect combinations for which a bonus is provided, then the owner of the nominally highest combination becomes the leader. Fantasy is the hallmark of Chinese open-ended poker. The bottom line is that if a player has managed to collect a Pair combination with two Queens or better on the top line, then during the next hand, he will be given not five, but all cards at once. He has the right to decompose them as he likes in a closed form. This greatly complicates the game for opponents who can't evaluate the participant's recruitment.

The fantasy rule can also be used for the second time in a row.

in this case, you need to collect a Set in the upper box or a Square on the lower one.

The third time fantasy can't play.

Chinese poker is a real godsend for those who are tired of the usual Texas hold'em and Omaha games, where the important role is played not even by combinations, but by correct trading in the rounds and manipulating the Bank. In "Chinese" everything is different, here it is more important to collect combinations and score as many points as possible. The lack of high competition and professionals makes Chinese poker a tasty morsel for beginners, who can earn exclusively on this discipline with equal opponents.