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It is a lot about strategy and there are also a lot of other variations, like Pineapple Open Face Chinese. You can also read a lot about Open Face Chinese Strategy on TwoPlusTwo


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It probably doesn't help that not many people know what Pineapple Open Face Poker is, so here's a link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-face_Chinese_poker My own opinion, which I use whenever I get really stuck on a problem, is to start out with the strongest and end with the weakest, hoping we will never get there. So I woud choose setup 2.


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Since it is very hard to shoot the moon in POFC, other players do not scoop you if you get there. So you gain 20 points from each player. Otherwise the risk you take would (by far) not be worth the outcome. (Imo, I think that 20 points from each player is still not enough to make this play profitable.)



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