In most games that are usually considered to be complex learners or those with the intention of joining the game can easily feel discouraged. This is so especially in those games where there are numerous requirements and regulations that should be met in order for one to be allowed to play. This has posed as a challenge and a barrier to most people who admire the game of poker.
Even though there are some poker variations that may not be necessarily complex some still believe that it would have been easier for them to learn the game if some of the conditions, terms and rules were relaxed to accommodate their raw skills. Some argue that the game contains several levels that one can select to play in depending on the level of skills that a player has. After playing at a particular level for some time a person is expected to master the tricks that will enable him or her move to the next level which is usually a bit demanding than the previous one. These are some of the reasons that saw the introduction and adoption of Chinese poker which is gaining huge following and popularity.
This game is common among many people due to its simplicity in playing and the portability of materials that are used in playing. It is not only preferred by learners and new comers in the game but also by experienced players especially during their down time. Some argue that it should not be categorized as a real poker or a variation of poker simply due to the fact that it does not involve betting or the use of chips while playing the game.
Simplicity of Chinese poker game is seen in the number of people who can comfortably play the game. It is normally played by two to four players who are easy to find at any particular time making the game flexible and easy to play.
Apart from the absence of some of the basic elements Chinese poker has other fundamentals that make it be classified as poker and they can be categorized into three general categories. The first section is the deal which happens after the shuffling of cards. The dealer then deals out the whole deck into four equal hands consisting of 13 cards in each hand. The number of deals is influenced by the number of participants in a game. In a game where there are four players each player receives one hand and with three players the fourth hand is left unused or discarded.
The second section involves the hand selection and 13 cards are what make up the hand of a player who has the responsibility of breaking the cards into three hands. Different hands consist of a varying number of cards.
The third section consists of the showdown and scoring where hands of all players are sorted. Scoring is done by comparing the composition of a single hand against those of other players to determine the winner.