Seventeen Card Chinese Poker was created by Greg “Fossilman” Raymer in the summer of 2005 in downtown Las Vegas. Fossilman added badugi and lowball to the traditional Chinese Poker game.
Each player receives 17 cards and must make four hands including a 5 card high hand, a 2-7 lowball hand, a 3 card high hand and a badugi hand.
There are three scoring options available – default, extra card tiebreaker and hand size.
Existing Chinese Poker players will find Seventeen Card Chinese Poker to be challenging but fun with lots of additional strategic choices to make.