|Alternative names||Open Face Chinese, OFC, OFCP|
|Players||2 - 4|
|Skills required||Tactics, strategy|
|Card rank (highest first)||A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2|
|Playing time||5 -10 min. per round|
|Random chance||Medium to High|
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Open-face Chinese poker, OFCP, commonly known as Open Face Chinese or OFC, is a variant of Chinese poker where players receive five cards to start and then one card at a time until each player has a 13 card hand legal or not. The game originated in Finland during the mid-2000s and spread to Russia a few years later. Professional poker player Alex Kravchenko, who is credited with introducing the game to the Russian high-stakes community, describes the game as 'spreading like a virus'. The game was introduced to the United States in 2012.
In December 2014, TonyBet hosted the first-ever World Championship of OFC where Jennifer Shahade won the High Roller and Mikal Blomlie won the Main Event.
Play Open Face Chinese Poker the traditional way, or the Pineapple OFC variation, where you are able to see more cards and discard those you don't want. For even more variety add a joker wild card. This OFC app has been on sale for over a year and now has a free demo version. You are allowed to play 4 games at a time of any variation (pineapple, fantasyland, jokers), an in-app purchase unlocks. In Open-Face Chinese Poker each player receives 13 cards and needs to arrange these cards into 3 different poker hands. The hand closest to you (the “Back” hand) should be a 5 card poker hand and should be the strongest of your 3 hands. The hand in the middle should also be a 5 card poker hand and should be weaker than your Back hand. Tonybet Poker, the first-ever global Open Face Chinese Poker site is bringing you the full online poker experience with Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and OFC poker cash games, Sit & Gos, and MTT tournaments.
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