Learn about the variation of poker called Pineapple Poker
If you’ve had too much of the same old Texas Hold’em, maybe its time you try the very exciting variation of poker called Pineapple Poker. Pineapple poker has three different variations: pineapple, crazy pineapple, and crazy pineapple hi/lo 8 or better.
Pineapple poker is very similar to Texas Holdem. So it is important that you be savvy with the rules of Texas hold’em first. There is also another poker variant called crazy pineapple.
Pineapple poker and crazy pineapple poker are a little different in the beginning, but towards the end, they are pretty much the same.
But how to play the game of Pineapple Poker?
Just like in the game of Texas Hold’em Poker, the small and the big blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer button respectively. The blinds are the forced bets player’s post before the deal. Its only until here pineapple and hold’em hold similarities.
Unlike hold’em, in pineapple poker, the players are dealt three hole cards to begin the game.
Before the betting starts each player is expected to remove one hole card out of the three. Each player is left with two hole cards. This is again very similar to the game of hold’em. The Flop is dealt face up and then the turn and the river after every betting around the same community cards dealt after every betting round. The difference lies in the weight of the hand rankings. But the gameplay is pretty similar to Hold’em until the end.
So when does Pineapple Get Crazy?
Read about it in the next article to make your home games a worthwhile spent with your close friends.
Debashish Bhattacharjee is the Co-Founder & CMO @Pocket52, he keenly observes the nuances of Poker and related developments; and tries to demystify the secrets behind the Poker Game, Marketing, Mobile & Internet. He is a Writer by passion, Marketer by choice and Entrepreneur by compulsion.