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  1.  Fan Tan, or fancan tan is an early form of a card game long popular in China. It's a very simple game of pure luck that has many similarities to blackjack. It involves seven cards and each player have a certain goal - be it to win the match and get a straight or a four of a kind or a five of a kind or a half of a kind. There are no other goals than simply beating the person that has the lowest score.
  2.  The game works like this. There are ten players - six of these dealt with face down. One card is laid face up face down, also laid face up is the"queen". The rest of the cards are laid out face down so that each player may examine their cards - and then each player must choose a card and pass one to the left.
  3.  Once all the cards have been looked at, a individual calls out"card", and if anyone chooses a card apart from the queen they must play another card in the deck face up, known as a seven. If there aren't any sevens from the deck, the individual must either call out"all sevens" or forfeit their turn. When a seven is called out the cards have been turned over face up, and the"queen" is then dealt a new hand and placed into the cup. Then all of the cards are dealt out into the cup again.
  4.  The rules are very simple - the more pairs you have from the deck, the more points you get. There are seven matches in the Fan Tan card game - they're spades, diamonds, clubs, hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. You must always play with the same suit. Other than that, you have to play a seven, a five, a four and a professional. Your aim is to get as many pairs as possible - the higher you are on the table, the better your chances of scoring lots of points.
  5.  Each player gets seven cards face down, and the dealer then deals three cards to each of the players in turn - this counts as 1 card for each of your three partners. One card is designated as the"queen", and another sevens are considered your partners. When you're dealt your cards to the Fan Tan game, then you must carefully review the cards before you play.
  6.  First, look at the seven cards to your right - these are your starting sevens. These should all be the same suit, unless you have two of a kind. Then, look at the cards for your left - these are your starting five cards. All these must be of the same suit, unless you have two of a kind.
  7.  After you've looked at your starting cards, you should immediately remove one card in the deck. This is called your"end card". Next, you should draw two more cards, one from your discard pile and one from the Fan Tan discard pile. You will now have a last deck, which you have to now deal. The individual who has the most cards at the conclusion of the game is the player who ends up with the highest rank cards in the end. This is known as the"masters" table.
  8.  Once this is over, the person with the most cards at the end wins the game. It's a very simple procedure, but it can be difficult to keep an eye on your end cards. It will also help to know which cards are your"end cards" and which ones are the"beginning cards". When you understand how to Fan Tan, you will soon learn that your life will be easier when you know your win/loss status at all times. http://www.mhes.tyc.edu.tw/userinfo.php?uid=3136627
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