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Introduction to Crazy Pineapple Poker Rules

Crazy Pineapple is a variant of Pineapple Poker, which itself is related to Texas Holdem.  In Pineapple Poker, players receive three hole cards and discard one card prior to the flop.  In Crazy Pineapple, players receive three hole cards and discard one card after the flop.  Crazy Pineapple is typically played with a Hi/Lo split.  Other than these differences, Crazy Pineapple plays like Texas Holdem.

Basic Crazy Pineapple Poker Hand

To begin a hand, three hole cards are dealt to each player.  Players examine their cards, and then take part in a round of betting.  Following the betting, a card is burned and three community cards are dealt.  This is known as the flop.  Another round of betting occurs, after which the players discard one of their three hole cards.  Another card is burned and the fourth community card, the turn, is dealt.  A third round of betting takes place, another card is burned, and then the final community card, the river, is dealt.  The players bet one last time, the hands are revealed, and the winning hand takes the pot.  If a Hi/Lo split is being played, and if there is a qualifying low hand is present, the low hand takes half of the pot and the best hand takes the other half of the pot.

Crazy Pineapple Poker Strategy

Players must be aware of the fact that it is easier to make big hands in Crazy Pineapple Poker.  It is actually easier to make big hands in Crazy Pineapple than it is in regular Pineapple, due to the fact that players don’t discard one of their hole cards until after the flop in Crazy Pineapple.

Where to Play Crazy Pineapple Poker Online

Very few online poker rooms offer Crazy Pineapple Poker, but there are still games being played online. Here are the places where you can currently play Crazy Pineapple Poker online.