PLAYING TIPS for HOT PINEAPPLE POKER
HOW TO PLAY HOT PINEAPPLE POKER
Hot Pineapple is played like Texas Hold'Em with 2 twists: Start by dealing 4 cards down to each player. Before any betting each player must discard one hole card face down in the middle of the table. (This is an absolute requirement. No player may fold before discarding one of their cards.) These cards are shuffled or mixed together. Five of these discarded cards will be drawn and used as the flop, turn and river. After the flop is dealt each player must discard another card leaving them with 2 cards. These discards are mucked, so be careful not to mix them with the first group of discards. Play continues exactly like Hold 'Em. May be played high, high-low split or high-low eight or better.
SUMMARY of ACTION
Deal 4 hole cards to each player.
Each player selects 1 card from their hand and discards it face down. All players now have 3 hole cards.
Gather and mix/shuffle all discarded cards. Use these cards to deal flop, turn and river.
Deal 3 cards from discards as flop.
Each active player selects 1 card from their hand and discards (mucks) it. Each now has 2 hole cards.
Deal 1 card from discards as turn.
Deal 1 card from discards as river.
High only: Showdown
High-low split: Declare