PLAYING TIPS for HOT & COLD PINEAPPLE POKER
HOW TO PLAY HOT & COLD PINEAPPLE POKER
Hot & Cold Pineapple: Played like Texas Hold Em with two twists: Deal 4 hole cards to each player. Before any betting or other action 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. After a round of betting, 3 of these discarded cards are drawn for the flop. Immediately after the flop each active player must discard 1 additional hole card leaving them with 2. These cards are mucked. Play continues with the turn and river cards being dealt from the remaining deck. As in Texas Hold 'em, players may make their hand from any combination of the 5 board cards and their 2 hole cards.
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. Each player now has 3 cards.
Gather and mix/shuffle all discarded cards.
Deal 3 cards from discarded cards as the flop.
Each player discards 1 hole card. These cards are mucked. Each player now has 2 cards.
Deal 1 card from deck as turn.
Deal 1 card from deck as river.
High only: Showdown
High-low split: Declare
Hot & Cold Pineapple Poker combines features of Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple and Hot Pineapple. The result is an interesting mixture of features that results in a game where even the best pre-flop and post-flop decisions can be negated once the turn and river are revealed.