PLAYING TIPS for CRAZY PINEAPPLE POKER
HOW TO PLAY CRAZY PINEAPPLE POKER
Crazy Pineapple Poker is played like Texas Hold'Em with a twist: Deal 3 cards down to each player instead of 2. After the flop each player must discard 1 card leaving them with two cards. Other than initially receiving 3 cards Crazy Pineapple is played with all the same rules and procedures as Hold 'Em. And, as in Hold "Em players make their hand using any combination of their 2 hole cards and the 5 board cards.
May be played high, high-low split or high-low eight or better.
SUMMARY of ACTION
Deal 3 hole cards to each player.
Deal 3 cards for flop.
Each player selects 1 card from their hand and discards (mucks) it.
Each player now has 2 cards.
Deal 1 card for turn.
Deal 1 card for river.
High only: Showdown
High-low split: Declare
As one might expect, Crazy Pineapple Poker strategy is very similar to Texas Hold’em strategy since, in both games you will end up with 2 hole cards. There is an enormous amount of information to guide you in playing Texas Hold' Em. That information is also very helpful in playing just about any version of Pineapple. It is well worth your time to learn from those sources. But these playing tips are not going to get into any of that knowledge. We will focus on the one difference of Crazy Pineapple compared to Hold Em: That players start with 3 hole cards instead of two and the impact that has.