Chuo Dai Di

Chuo Dai Di

Chuo Dai Di, which literally translates to "Big Two", is a popular poker-like Chinese card shedding game.

Chuo Dai Di is also known as Chu Da Di, Choi Dai Di, Choh Dai Di, Da Lao Er or Bu Bu Gao Sheng in Eastern countries. The game is known as Big Two, Big Deuce or Deuces in the US and Australia. In the Philippines, Chuo Dai Di is called Pusoy Dos. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, it is called Sjalaliën.

The names all have a reference to the card "Two" since it is the highest ranking card of the game. This is what's peculiar about Chuo Dai Di as the "Ace" is the highest ranking card in almost all card games.

It is believed that Chuo Dai Di originated from coastal China or somewhere in East Asia. Today, it is extremely popular in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Chuo Dai Di is usually played by four players. But in some variations, three, even as few as two players can play. As a card shedding game, the object of Chuo Dai Di is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards. The game uses a standard 52-card deck.

As in any popular card game, Chuo Dai Di can be played for casual or gambling purposes.

Card and Hand Rank

In almost all card games out there, the Ace is the highest card while the Two is the lowest. But in Chuo Dai Di, the Two is the highest card and the Three is the lowest. Here's the rank of cards from highest to lowest: 2 - A - K - Q - J - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3... read more »

Suit Rank from highest to lowest:

  • Diamond Diamond
  • Clubs Clubs or Clover
  • Hearts Hearts
  • Spades Spades

Hand Rank from highest to lowest:

  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush
  • Four of a Kind
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight