The game Big 2 is similar to Chinese Poker because you get dealt 13 cards. The object of the game, however, is quite different. In Big 2 you must be the first to discard your entire hand in the form of “card sets” that outrank the discarded card sets made by your opponent. This game is referred to as “Pusoy Dos” in the Philippines, which should not be confused with “Pusoy”.
Eastern Chinese Poker:
Eastern style Chinese Poker not only features clean sweep hands but bonus hands aswell. Certain hands like a full house or 4-of-a-kind are awarded additional points in certain scenarios. For more on this see Bonus Hands.
Chinese Poker was originally derived from Pai Gow, a 7 card game in which you make two hands out of seven cards. Chinese Poker was created after 6 more cards were added to the game. Pai Gow also differs from Chinese Poker because you play against the “house” or a “dealer”, instead of against other players.
Western Chinese Poker:
Aside from the fact that clean sweep hands are in play, Western style Chinese Poker also slightly differs from traditional Chinese Poker in the aspect of scoring. The player who wins more hand segments is awarded an extra point. (i.e. if Player1 wins two out of three hands from Player2, Player1 is awarded an additional point).
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