13 Card Poker
Also called ‘Chinese Poker’
The object is to set the 13 dealt cards into three separate poker hands: a three-card front hand (straights and flushes do not count in the three-card hand); a five-card middle hand; and a five-card back hand. The object of the game is to create three hands that outrank the corresponding hands set by the opponent(s).
Note: The front hand may not rank higher than the middle hand, and the middle hand may not rank higher than the back hand. If a player fails to set his hand in the proper ranking order, the hand is considered foul and that player must pay a penalty to each of his/her opponents.
13-Card Poker is played with a regular 52-card deck. Standard poker rankings apply. Four players are dealt 13 cards each. After the players have set their cards, the cards are turned face-up and the deal is scored. Each player compares his three hands against those of his opponents, one player at a time, beginning with the player clockwise next to the dealer button and moving clockwise around the table.
GEGA-001304. Must be 21. Play responsibly. 1-800 gambler or www.Problemgambling.Ca.Gov
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Did you know?
Chinese Poker is commonly played among poker professionals during their down time.