PLAYING TIPS for PICKED PINEAPPLE POKER
HOW TO PLAY PICKED PINEAPPLE POKER
Picked Pineapple is played like Texas Hold'Em with this twist: Deal 3 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. (All players must do this. No player may fold before discarding one of their cards.) These cards are shuffled or mixed together. Five of these discarded cards are drawn and used as the flop, turn and river. Play continues utilizing the rules and procedures of Hold 'Em.
May be played high or high-low split.
SUMMARY of ACTION
Deal 3 hole cards to each player.
Each player selects 1 card from their hand and discards it face down.
Gather and mix/shuffle all discarded cards.
Use these cards to deal flop, turn and river.
Deal 3 cards from discards as flop.
Deal 1 card from discards as turn.
Deal 1 card from discards as river.
High only: Showdown
High-low split: Declare
As one might expect, Picked 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 so, these playing tips are not going to get into any of that knowledge. We will focus on the differences between Picked Pineapple compared to Hold Em.