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Open Face Chinese Poker - Fantasyland

Open Face Chinese

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, Open Face Chinese (OFC) poker has recently exploded in popularity as a luck and skill-based gambling game.

Currently Open Face is available for real-money play at Tonybet Poker.

OFC is played with max 4 players due to the number of cards dealt out.

Open Face Chinese Rules

Action starts left of the button. Each player is dealt five cards face up. Players strategically set their cards in their Front, Middle and Back hands with a view to making a three card poker hand and two five card poker hands on later rounds.

Open Face Chinese Poker - First Five Cards

Play continues clockwise with each player being dealt one card at a time face up. Player also endeavour not to foul - their hands must be ordered from weakest to strongest front to back.

Open Face Chinese Poker - One Card Dealt At a Time In Rounds

Play ends once all players have received thirteen cards. In this hand player 1 has fouled missing his flush with Q♣ J♦ 8♠ 6♦ 5♦ in the Back and isn't eligible for any points.

Open Face Chinese Poker - Scoring & Royalties

Players with valid hands earn one point for each hand they win plus any royalties - see the official royalties chart .pdf here. Players can earn three bonus points for scooping all three hands.

Players settle for the agreed stake, in this case €10/point.

A player making Queens or better in the Front enters a bonus round Fantasyland in which they receive all 13 cards at once in the next hand without the button moving.

How to Open Face Chinese - Hand Example

See a full hand played out on Tonybet Poker.

Read more Open Face Chinese Poker strategy in our hand building and hand analysis articles.

 Play Open Face Chinese online at Tonybet Poker.