Chinese poker “2-7” (“Pineapple 2-7”) rules

Other variations of Chinese poker:

Chinese poker “Pineapple 2-7” is played by two to three players. The game is played partially openly. The opponents can see each others’ combinations, but with every lead the players throw down one card closely.

Mis-set hand

The main rule is that frony box must be weaker than back box, and there must be combination no higher than 10 high in middle box.

Dealing rounds in Chinese poker “Pineapple 2-7”

At the beginning of the hand players in turn get 5 card openly and lay them down into their boxes. Then they do 4 more leads and get 3 cards with every lead closely: 2 of them are laid down openly into their boxes, and 1 is thrown down without showing it to their opponent(s).

Example of hand in Chinese poker “Pineapple 2-7”

15:heart: 9:spade: J:diamond:K:diamond: Q:diamond: :none:
7:club: 8:club: 5:heart: :none: :none:
A:diamond: J:diamond: :none: :none: :none:Q:spade: :none: :none:
7:spade: 2:diamond: 3:club: :none: :none:
6:spade: 6:club: 6:diamond: :none: :none:2:diamond: 3:club: 7:heart:

Turn Player1 recieved cards Player1 hand Player2 hand Player2 recieved cards
starter A:diamond: K:diamond: Q:diamond: 8:club: 7:club: K:diamond: Q:diamond: :none:
7:club: 8:club: :none: :none: :none:
A:diamond: :none: :none: :none: :none:
Q:spade: :none: :none:
7:spade: :none: :none: :none: :none:
6:spade: 6:club: 6:diamond: :none: :none:
6:spade: 6:diamond: 6:club: 7:spade: Q:spade:
2 5:diamond: T:spade: A:spade: K:diamond: Q:diamond: :none:
7:club: 8:club: 5:heart: T:spade: :none:
A:diamond: J:diamond: A:spade: :none: :none:
Q:spade: Q:heart: :none:
7:spade: 2:diamond: 3:club: 4:heart: :none:
6:spade: 6:club: 6:diamond: :none: :none:
4:heart: Q:heart: K:spade:
3 T:diamond: T:heart: A:heart: K:diamond: Q:diamond: :none:
7:club: 8:club: 5:heart: T:spade: :none:
A:diamond: J:diamond: A:spade: A:heart: T:heart:
Q:spade: Q:heart: 7:diamond:
7:spade: 2:diamond: 3:club: 4:heart: :none:
6:spade: 6:club: 6:diamond: J:club: :none:
3:spade: 7:diamond: J:club:
4 3:heart: 5:spade: K:heart: K:diamond: Q:diamond: K:heart:
7:club: 8:club: 5:heart: T:spade: 3:heart:
A:diamond: J:diamond: A:spade: A:heart: T:heart:
Q:spade: Q:heart: 7:diamond:
7:spade: 2:diamond: 3:club: 4:heart: 6:heart:
6:spade: 6:club: 6:diamond: J:club: A:club:
4:diamond: 6:heart: A:club:

Points structure and royalties

  • Within coupled comparison of combinations in the boxes, there is 1 point for a winning combination, minus 1 point for losing combination, minus 6 points for scoop.
  • Royalty – extra bonuses for made up combinations. Royalty is also charged in couples: added to you and deducted from your opponent. (correspondingly while playing for three or four, they are multiplied by the number of the opponents x2 and x3).
    • in back box: Straight – 2, Flash – 4, Full House – 6, Quads (four of a kind) – 10, Straight-flash – 15, Royal-flash – 25;
    • in middle box: 7-high – 4; 8-high – 2; 9-high – 1;
    • in front box: pairs: 66 – 1, 77 – 2, 88 – 3, … АА – 9; sets: 222 – 10, 333 – 11, 444 – 12, … ААА – 22.

The result in points is in the example above:

Total Royalty Player1 hand Hand comparison Player2 hand Royalty Total
+ (+1-1+1)
– (+7+4+0)
= -2
K:diamond: K:heart: Q:diamond:
3:heart: 5:heart: 7:club: 8:club: T:spade:
A:diamond: A:spade: A:heart: J:diamond: T:heart:
+1 / -1
-1 / +1
+1 / -1
Q:spade: Q:heart: 7:diamond:
2:diamond: 3:club: 4:heart: 6:heart: 7:spade:
6:spade: 6:club: 6:diamond: J:club: A:club:
+ (-1+1-1)
– (+8+0+0)
= +2

Fantasy and its repetition

There are two ways of getting into fantasyland in “Pineapple 2-7”:

  • to make up a combination higher than KK in front box;;
  • to make nuts-low (2-3-4-5-7 rainbow) in middle боксе;

If one of these conditions of getting into fantasyland is fulfilled, the player gets 14 cards at once closely in the next hand, 13 are laid down in the boxes, and one is thrown down. If both conditions are fulfilled simultaneously, the player gets 15 cards at once and lays them down closely: 13 are laid down into the boxes, and two are thrown down.

In laying down fantasyland, the player can get it again in the next hand if they lay down:

  • or Set in front box;
  • or quads or higher in back box;

On default, the game is lead with a single repetition of fantasyland, e.g., a player may get fantasy no more than twice in a row.

Chinese poker “Pineapple 2-7” online gameplay video.

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