OFC Pineapple

Overview

OFC stands for Open Face Chinese Poker. Open Face Chinese Pineapple poker is the most popular variant of standard OFC.
 
No one really knows the origin of Chinese Poker and how it really spread to rest of the world. Chinese Poker has a lot in common with PaiGow - a thousand-year-old game. PaiGow stayed in China for several centuries. During the nineteenth century, when Chinese labourers started migrating to the United States, they took PaiGow with them. Eventually, this game merged with standard poker games (such as Draw and Stud). Thus emerged Chinese Poker.
 
Chinese versions of poker were referred to as Open Face Chinese Poker. OFC Pineapple is considered to be the next step of standard OFC, although the difference between the two variants is minimal. The high point for OFC was when it found a place in the 1995 World Series of Poker. For many years, the game stayed popular in Finland and Russia. After it entered The United Sates of America, in 2012, there has been no looking back. Today Pineapple OFC is a popular poker version in online poker rooms like Poker Ninja. Over the years, it has garnered a steady following because of its high fun quotient and high stakes.
 
In OFC Pineapple Poker, players get several cards, which they keep placing face-up until they can make a 13-card hand. The 13 cards are placed in three rows (called the top, middle and bottom rows) of three, five, and five cards, respectively. Players compare hands with each other and earn units (or points). The aim is to earn more units than others by making the best hands possible.

 

OFC Pineapple poker is not high on strategy. Therefore, it is an excellent way to relax and unwind after a long and tiring day. Because of its format, OFC Pineapple poker can turn into hours of engrossing game play.