|As mentioned above, Open Face Chinese is not like traditional poker. There are no antes or blinds, betting rounds, no pots to be won. It is not a single player with the highest ranking hands that wins. OFC Poker is played on a point system, where each hand, in each position, is evaluated against each opponent, on an individual basis.
For instance, in a 3-player game, we have Player A, Player B, and Player C. Scoring would take place as follows:
Player A vs. Player B: Player A compares all three of his hands against Player B’s, earning a point for each hand that’s higher (plus bonus score, if applicable, detailed below). They then exchange money accordingly – 1 bet unit per point. Bet units should be determined before the game, of course.
Player A vs. Player C: Player A then compares against Player C, determining points and exchanging money.
Player B vs. Player C: Finally, Player B compares against Player C.
Each hand is completed in this fashion. All players compare against each other, collecting any winnings, and paying any debts. Then the cards are shuffled and a new hand begins.
+1 Per Hand: Each individual hand that is won against another player is worth +1. For example, if Player A wins the top hand against Player B, he earns +1 points.
Scooping: A player scoops the hand if all three of their hands win against another player. They will receive a total of +6 points for scooping the hand, calculated as +1 for top, +1 for middle, +1 for bottom, and +3 for the scoop (+6 in all).