Crazy Pineapple Poker

Crazy Pineapple Poker is similar to texas holdem poker  in many ways.  Before you play, you should have an understanding of how to play texas hold’em poker.

The similarities start with the blinds.  Just as with texas holdem, the two players to the left of the dealer post their blinds.  However, instead of each player being dealt two hole cards, they are given three.  Then there is a round of betting.

After the betting, the flop is dealt, and then a second round of betting is done.

After the second round of betting, all the players who are still in the game must choose one card from their three hole cards to discard, leaving them with just two hole cards as you would have in a standard game of texas holdem.

From here, the game goes as you would expect, the turn is dealt, followed by a round of betting, then the river is dealt, followed by another round of betting.  If there are still players left in the hand at this point, it goes to a showdown.

Each player can make a hand using the two hole cards in their hands, and the five cards on the board.   The best hand wins the pot.

You can play Crazy Pineapple Poker online at many of the popular poker rooms.  The game is not as popular as texas hold’em, but it does have a strong playing community who appreciate the extra nuances offered by the starting hand containing three cards.

When you play, remember that your three hole cards are not all yours.  You will need to discard one of them in the final rounds of betting.  Many new players forget this, which can lead to expensive mistakes.