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How to play Open Face Chinese Poker?

Chinese Poker is fun and an exciting game enjoyed by both professional and amateur poker players all around the world. It can also go by the names “Russian Poker”, “Pusoy” or “Pepito” in different countries.

The Basics

Chinese Poker can be played by two, three or four players. The game is played with a standard fifty-two card deck. Each player is dealt thirteen cards, and has to set their cards into three poker hands:

  • Top Hand (three cards)
  • Middle Hand (five cards)
  • Bottom Hand (five cards)

Each player needs to set their cards in such the following way:

  • Top hand – strong
  • Middle hand – stronger than the top hand
  • Bottom hand – the strongest of all three hands

Should the player fail to follow the hand ranking sequence, their hand is fouled and perceived as the lowest possible hand. The objective of the game is to win as many points from opponent(s) as possible by either having a higher ranked hand, or if applicable by scoring royalties.

How to Download and Install TonyBet Poker

How to Download and Install TonyBet Poker

Welcome to TonyBet Poker! We are proud to present you with the first-ever real money online Open Face Chinese Poker game. This short tutorial will help you download and install the TonyBet poker software fast and easy.

To get started go to TonyBetPoker.com and click the download button. If you have a firewall make sure that it allows the download. Once you've downloaded the software follow the simple instructions to install the poker client on your computer.

Once the download is finished click on the TonyBet Poker icon on your desktop. The Welcome screen will appear asking you to close all running programs before you continue the installation process. Do that and click “next”.

Read the license agreement, choose the “I agree” option and click “next”. In the following window choose the folder you want the TonyBet Poker software to be installed on. Once you've done this click “next”.

Choose the folder for the poker client's shortcut and whether you would like it to be available for all or only current users and press “next”. Check if all the information in correct.

The software will install in just a few seconds – once you see the “Installation Successful” window, click “Finish”. Congratulations, you have successfully installed the TonyBet Poker software on your computer!

As soon as you're done, the program will run automatically. If you're a registered TonyBet user, just enter your email address and password to enter the game. However, if you're not, choose the “Create account” option and become a TonyBet player in just a few seconds.

In the registration window enter your email address and your country of residence. Then choose your nickname which will be shown to other players when you're at the tables.

Enter a strong password so that your account is safe. We recommend adding both uppercase and lowercase letters and at least two or three digits so you know that nobody else will access your account. Repeat your password for confirmation and click “create”.

When you enter the poker lobby you will receive a message saying that the program settings have reset to their default state and asking whether you would like to verify them. By clicking “yes” you will be automatically directed to the program's visual settings page where you'll be able to customize your playing environment.

Once your done, click the “Games” tab at the top left corner of the window to access the poker lobby. That's it! Now you can choose the table you want to sit at and start playing the exciting game of Open Face Chinese Poker. Good luck!

Game rules

  • Classic Open Face Chinese Poker

    Classic Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC) is the most common Chinese Poker variation in which the players need to set up a Chinese Poker hand out of five cards they receive during the first dealing round and the remaining eight cards they are dealt one by one every other round.

    Classic Open Face Chinese Poker Rules:

    Classic Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC) is the most common Chinese Poker variation in which the players need to set up a Chinese Poker hand out of five cards they receive during the first dealing round and the remaining eight cards they are dealt one by one every other round.

    Objective

    The objective of the game is to set the strongest hand in order to beat opponents and collect the most units. The player with the most units at the end of the hand wins.

    Gameplay

    Players arrange thirteen cards into three poker hands – two of five cards and one of three – trying to beat the corresponding poker hands made by their opponents. OFC is played by two to four players. A standard fifty-two card deck is used and the game can be played with different stakes per unit, for instance €0.10, €1.00, €5.00, €100.00, etc.

    OFC is not played per individual hand, but per complete round of hands. The number of hands per round equals the number of players at the table. The game uses a button to determine each player’s position so that every player gets the button once in every round.

    The player on the left of the button acts first for each dealing round during the hand. The remaining players act clockwise until the button is reached. All players are required to play a complete round of the game. In case of a bonus hand (fantasyland, see description below), the button stays in the same position for the bonus round. An extra hand is added for each bonus hand played during that round.

    First dealing round: Initial five face up cards are dealt to all players

    To start the game, the players are dealt five cards face up in turn, starting with the first position. After the first player sets their cards anywhere in their bottom, middle or top hand, the second player gets their first five open cards. This process repeats until the last player has set their first five cards. Any of the cards received may be placed in any of the player’s three OFC hands.

    Subsequent dealing rounds: One face up card per round is dealt until each player has 13 cards

    On their turn each player is dealt one more card face up and positions the card into their bottom, middle, or top hand. The process repeats until all players have thirteen total cards and a complete Chinese Poker hand. Standard Chinese Poker rules apply, bottom hand> middle hand> top hand, otherwise the hand is fouled (invalid). Once the player positions their cards and finishes the turn, they can no longer change the position of the cards between the bottom, middle and top hands.

    Fantasyland

    In Chinese poker games where fantasyland rules apply, players need to place QQ or better for their top hand while not fouling. Then the player enters the OFC bonus round in which their opponents play regular OFC, while the fantasyland player is dealt thirteen cards at once and can set them like a regular Chinese Poker hand.

    In fantasyland, the player's cards remain unseen to other players until the end of the round. During the fantasyland phase, regular OFC bonuses are scored for all players in the hand. The player can also repeat fantasyland in OFC Classic if they make Three of a kind in the top hand, Full House in the middle hand or Four of a kind in the bottom hand.

    Showdown and scoring

    The total score in a hand for each player is calculated by comparing each player's hand with all other players’ hands. These comparisons are done sequentially and clockwise and start with the first player left of the button. Player stacks are updated after each comparison and their updated stacks are used for the score calculation in the following comparison. No player can earn more points or lose more points in any score calculation than their starting stack used for that calculation.

    Below are the most common scoring options for OFC. If any of these scoring options is changed for a specific game, the active scoring for that game will be displayed in the lobby details.

    Headshot Scoring System:

    • Beat: +1 unit
    • Surrender: +2 units
    • Scoop: +6 units
    • Foul: +6 units to each opponent who doesn't foul

    Royalties for bottom hand:

    • Straight: +2 units
    • Flush: +4 units
    • Full House: +6 units
    • Quads: +10 units
    • Straight Flush: +15 units
    • Royal Flush: +25 units

    Royalties for middle hand (double bottom hand royalties):

    • Set: +2 units
    • Straight: +4 units
    • Flush: +8 units
    • Full House: +12 units
    • Quads: +20 units
    • Straight Flush: +30 units
    • Royal Flush: +50 units

    Royalties for top hand:

    • 66 +1unit
    • 77 +2 units
    • 88 +3 units
    • 99 +4 units
    • TT +5 units
    • JJ +6 units
    • QQ +7 units
    • KK +8 units
    • AA +9 units
    • 222 +10 units
    • 333 +11 units
    • 444 +12 units
    • 555 +13 units
    • 666 +14 units
    • 777 +15 units
    • 888 +16 units
    • 999 +17 units
    • TTT +18 units
    • JJJ +19 units
    • QQQ +20 units
    • KKK +21 units
    • AAA +22 units

  • Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker

    Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC) is a Chinese Poker variation in which players are dealt three face down cards in all game rounds except the first and need to discard one of the cards.

    Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker Rules:

    Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC) is a Chinese Poker variation in which players are dealt three face down cards in all game rounds except the first and need to discard one of the cards.

    Objective

    The objective of the game is to set the strongest hand in order to beat opponents and collect the most units. The player with the most units at the end of the hand wins.

    Gameplay

    Players arrange thirteen cards into three poker hands – two of five cards and one of three – trying to beat the corresponding poker hands made by their opponents. OFC is played by two to three players. A standard fifty-two card deck is used and the game can be played with different stakes per unit, for instance €0.10, €1.00, €5.00, €100.00, etc.

    OFC is not played per individual hand, but per complete round of hands. The number of hands per round equals the number of players at the table. The game uses a button to determine each player’s position so that every player gets the button once in every round.

    The player on the left of the button acts first for each dealing round during the hand. The remaining players act clockwise until the button is reached. All players are required to play a complete round of the game. In case of a bonus hand (fantasyland, see description below), the button stays in the same position for the bonus round. An extra hand is added for each bonus hand played during that round.

    First dealing round: Initial five face up cards are dealt to all players

    To start the game, the players are dealt five cards face up in turn, starting with the first position. After the first player sets their cards anywhere in their bottom, middle or top hand, the second player gets their first five open cards. This process repeats until the last player has set their first five cards. Any of the cards received may be placed in any of the player’s three OFC hands.

    Subsequent dealing rounds: Three face down cards per round are dealt with players discarding one card per round until each player has 13 cards

    On their turn each player is dealt three face down cards. They must then select two cards they want to use in their bottom, middle, or top hand and discard one of the three cards. The process repeats until all players have thirteen total cards and a complete Chinese Poker hand. Standard Chinese Poker rules apply, bottom hand> middle hand> top hand, otherwise the hand is fouled (invalid). Once the player positions their cards and finishes the turn, they can no longer change the position of the cards between the bottom, middle and top hands.

    Fantasyland

    In Chinese poker games where fantasyland rules apply, players need to place QQ or better for their top hand while not fouling. Then the player enters the OFC bonus round in which their opponents play regular OFC, while the fantasyland player is dealt fourteen cards at once and can set them like a regular Chinese Poker hand discarding one card.

    In fantasyland, the player's cards remain unseen to other players until the end of the round. During the fantasyland phase, regular OFC bonuses are scored for all players in the hand. The player can also repeat fantasyland in OFC Pineapple if they make Three of a kind in the top hand, Four of a kind in the middle hand or Four of a kind in the bottom hand.

    Showdown and scoring

    The total score in a hand for each player is calculated by comparing each player's hand with all other players’ hands. These comparisons are done sequentially and clockwise and start with the first player left of the button. Player stacks are updated after each comparison and their updated stacks are used for the score calculation in the following comparison. No player can earn more points or lose more points in any score calculation than their starting stack used for that calculation.

    Below are the most common scoring options for OFC. If any of these scoring options is changed for a specific game, the active scoring for that game will be displayed in the lobby details.

    Headshot Scoring System:

    • Beat: +1 unit
    • Surrender: +2 units
    • Scoop: +6 units
    • Foul: +6 units to each opponent who doesn't foul

    Royalties for bottom hand:

    • Straight: +2 units
    • Flush: +4 units
    • Full House: +6 units
    • Quads: +10 units
    • Straight Flush: +15 units
    • Royal Flush: +25 units

    Royalties for middle hand (double bottom hand royalties):

    • Set: +2 units
    • Straight: +4 units
    • Flush: +8 units
    • Full House: +12 units
    • Quads: +20 units
    • Straight Flush: +30 units
    • Royal Flush: +50 units

    Royalties for top hand:

    • 66 +1unit
    • 77 +2 units
    • 88 +3 units
    • 99 +4 units
    • TT +5 units
    • JJ +6 units
    • QQ +7 units
    • KK +8 units
    • AA +9 units
    • 222 +10 units
    • 333 +11 units
    • 444 +12 units
    • 555 +13 units
    • 666 +14 units
    • 777 +15 units
    • 888 +16 units
    • 999 +17 units
    • TTT +18 units
    • JJJ +19 units
    • QQQ +20 units
    • KKK +21 units
    • AAA +22 units

  • Regular (13 Card) Open Face Chinese Poker

    Regular (13 Card) Open Face Chinese Poker game is a fast-paced Chinese Poker variation in which players receive all 13 cards at once and have to set up their hand in one move. Unlike all the other Chinese Poker variations, the Regular 13 Card game has just one dealing round and therefore is played much faster.

    Regular (13 Card) Open Face Chinese Poker Rules:

    Regular (13 Card) Open Face Chinese Poker game is a fast-paced Chinese Poker variation in which players receive all 13 cards at once and have to set up their hand in one move. Unlike all the other Chinese Poker variations, the Regular 13 Card game has just one dealing round and therefore is played much faster.

    Objective

    The objective of the game is to set the strongest hand in order to beat opponents and collect the most units. The player with the most units at the end of the hand wins.

    Gameplay

    Players arrange thirteen cards into three poker hands – two of five cards and one of three – trying to beat the corresponding poker hands made by their opponents. OFC is played by two to four players. A standard fifty-two card deck is used and the game can be played with different stakes per unit, for instance €0.10, €1.00, €5.00, €100.00, etc.

    OFC is not played per individual hand, but per complete round of hands. The number of hands per round equals the number of players at the table. The game uses a button to determine each player’s position so that every player gets the button once in every round.

    The player on the left of the button acts first for each dealing round during the hand. The remaining players act clockwise until the button is reached. All players are required to play a complete round of the game. In case of a bonus hand (fantasyland, see description below), the button stays in the same position for the bonus round. An extra hand is added for each bonus hand played during that round.

    Dealing: Thirteen face down cards are dealt to all players

    At the start of the game all players are dealt thirteen cards face down at once. Any of the cards received may be placed in any of the player’s three OFC hands. Standard Chinese Poker rules apply, bottom hand> middle hand> top hand, otherwise the hand is fouled (invalid). Once the player positions their cards and finishes the turn, they can no longer change the position of the cards between the bottom, middle and top hands.

    Showdown and scoring

    The total score in a hand for each player is calculated by comparing each player's hand with all other players’ hands. These comparisons are done sequentially and clockwise and start with the first player left of the button. Player stacks are updated after each comparison and their updated stacks are used for the score calculation in the following comparison. No player can earn more points or lose more points in any score calculation than their starting stack used for that calculation.

    Below are the most common scoring options for OFC. If any of these scoring options is changed for a specific game, the active scoring for that game will be displayed in the lobby details.

    Headshot Scoring System:

    • Beat: +1 unit
    • Surrender: +2 unitsv
    • Scoop: +6 units
    • Foul: +6 units to each opponent who doesn't foul

    Royalties for bottom hand:

    • Straight: +2 units
    • Flush: +4 units
    • Full House: +6 units
    • Quads: +10 units
    • Straight Flush: +15 units
    • Royal Flush: +25 units

    Royalties for middle hand (double bottom hand royalties):

    • Set: +2 units
    • Straight: +4 units
    • Flush: +8 units
    • Full House: +12 units
    • Quads: +20 units
    • Straight Flush: +30 units
    • Royal Flush: +50 units

    Royalties for top hand:

    • 66 +1unit
    • 77 +2 units
    • 88 +3 units
    • 99 +4 units
    • TT +5 units
    • JJ +6 units
    • QQ +7 units
    • KK +8 units
    • AA +9 units
    • 222 +10 units
    • 333 +11 units
    • 444 +12 units
    • 555 +13 units
    • 666 +14 units
    • 777 +15 units
    • 888 +16 units
    • 999 +17 units
    • TTT +18 units
    • JJJ +19 units
    • QQQ +20 units
    • KKK +21 units
    • AAA +22 units

  • Turbo Open Face Chinese Poker

    Turbo Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC) is a Chinese Poker variation in which the players are dealt four instead of just one card in all rounds except the first. Like in the regular OFC game, all players receive five face up cards in the first dealing round.

    Turbo Open Face Chinese Poker Rules:

    Turbo Open Face Chinese Poker (OFC) is a Chinese Poker variation in which the players are dealt four instead of just one card in all rounds except the first. Like in the regular OFC game, all players receive five face up cards in the first dealing round.

    Objective

    The objective of the game is to set the strongest hand in order to beat opponents and collect the most units. The player with the most units at the end of the hand wins.

    Gameplay

    Players arrange thirteen cards into three poker hands – two of five cards and one of three – trying to beat the corresponding poker hands made by their opponents. OFC is played by two to four players. A standard fifty-two card deck is used and the game can be played with different stakes per unit, for instance €0.10, €1.00, €5.00, €100.00, etc.

    OFC is not played per individual hand, but per complete round of hands. The number of hands per round equals the number of players at the table. The game uses a button to determine each player’s position so that every player gets the button once in every round.

    The player on the left of the button acts first for each dealing round during the hand. The remaining players act clockwise until the button is reached. All players are required to play a complete round of the game. In case of a bonus hand (fantasyland, see description below), the button stays in the same position for the bonus round. An extra hand is added for each bonus hand played during that round.

    First dealing round: Initial five face up cards are dealt to all players

    To start the game, the players are dealt five cards face up in turn, starting with the first position. After the first player sets their cards anywhere in their bottom, middle or top hand, the second player gets their first five open cards. This process repeats until the last player has set their first five cards. Any of the cards received may be placed in any of the player’s three OFC hands.

    Subsequent dealing rounds: Four face up cards per round are dealt until each player has 13 cards

    On their turn each player is dealt four more cards face up and positions them into their bottom, middle, or top hand. The process repeats until all players have thirteen total cards and a complete Chinese Poker hand. Standard Chinese Poker rules apply, bottom hand> middle hand> top hand, otherwise the hand is fouled (invalid). Once the player positions their cards and finishes the turn, they can no longer change the position of the cards between the bottom, middle and top hands.

    Fantasyland

    In Chinese poker games where fantasyland rules apply, players need to place QQ or better for their top hand while not fouling. Then the player enters the OFC bonus round in which their opponents play regular OFC, while the fantasyland player is dealt thirteen cards at once and can set them like a regular Chinese Poker hand.

    In fantasyland, the player's cards remain unseen to other players until the end of the round. During the fantasyland phase, regular OFC bonuses are scored for all players in the hand. The player can also repeat fantasyland in OFC Turbo if they make Three of a kind in the top hand, Full House in the middle hand or Four of a kind in the bottom hand.

    Showdown and scoring

    The total score in a hand for each player is calculated by comparing each player's hand with all other players’ hands. These comparisons are done sequentially and clockwise and start with the first player left of the button. Player stacks are updated after each comparison and their updated stacks are used for the score calculation in the following comparison. No player can earn more points or lose more points in any score calculation than their starting stack used for that calculation.

    Below are the most common scoring options for OFC. If any of these scoring options is changed for a specific game, the active scoring for that game will be displayed in the lobby details.

    Headshot Scoring System:

    • Beat: +1 unit
    • Surrender: +2 units
    • Scoop: +6 units
    • Foul: +6 units to each opponent who doesn't foul

    Royalties for bottom hand:

    • Straight: +2 units
    • Flush: +4 units
    • Full House: +6 units
    • Quads: +10 units
    • Straight Flush: +15 units
    • Royal Flush: +25 units

    Royalties for middle hand (double bottom hand royalties):

    • Set: +2 units
    • Straight: +4 units
    • Flush: +8 units
    • Full House: +12 units
    • Quads: +20 units
    • Straight Flush: +30 units
    • Royal Flush: +50 units

    Royalties for top hand:

    • 66 +1unit
    • 77 +2 units
    • 88 +3 units
    • 99 +4 units
    • TT +5 units
    • JJ +6 units
    • QQ +7 units
    • KK +8 units
    • AA +9 units
    • 222 +10 units
    • 333 +11 units
    • 444 +12 units
    • 555 +13 units
    • 666 +14 units
    • 777 +15 units
    • 888 +16 units
    • 999 +17 units
    • TTT +18 units
    • JJJ +19 units
    • QQQ +20 units
    • KKK +21 units
    • AAA +22 units

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