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Very interesting! Is Chinese Poker the same as Pai Gow Poker (as distinguished from Pai Gow with tiles)? - PhilipR 14:06, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I think they're related. I've never played Pai Gow (the casino table game), but I think they are roughly similar. The primary reason I think Chinese Poker should be included on the site is that it is sometimes played at poker tournaments and is sometimes played by higher limit players when they are waiting for players to fill a game. I believe the WSOP even had an event at one time for Chinese Poker. It's basically a good short-handed game when people don't want to play short otherwise. SheridanCat 14:23, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. I totally agree that this is worth including -- same with Mexican Poker, Baldogi or however you spell it, etc. Maybe even older vying games like brag since they're relevant to poker's history, although I don't think you'll find brag spread too often. PhilipR 14:51, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I don't feel comfortable writing an article on the rules of Chinese poker, but it's worth noting that Pai Gow and CP are about as similar as HE & Omaha -- Pai Gow involves seven cards forming two hands among up to seven people, one of whom is the "bank" and wins ties; CP involves thirteen cards forming three hands among up to four equals, in its most common form. I believe CP is spread on a few online sites, including Tiger -- but I'd never actually recommend anyone play Tiger, the software is terrible. --Tapin 15:27, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the headsup on that Tapin, I had no idea having never played Pai Gow. Anything I write up about Chinese Poker will be strictly about what the rules are, generally, and how it's scored. I can give no advice on strategy, that's for sure. SheridanCat 18:40, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
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