Pineapple Poker – Texas Holdem’s Cousin


Posted by Erik | Posted in Poker | Posted on 13-10-2013

It is Texas hold’em, with a twist. At least that is the way you would see Pineapple Poker described on a drinks menu.

Pineapple poker is usually a tasty version of Hold’em in which gamblers every receive three hole cards instead of 2. This obviously increases the odds that a player could land a great quality starting hand. So, it is possible to expect to see much more gamblers in each pot. The average succeeding hands are stronger in Pineapple than they are in Texas holdem.

In Pineapple Poker, gamblers do not keep all three of their hole cards during the entire hand. Instead, they discard one of their hole cards at a designated point in the hand.

Immediately after receiving their cards, players engage in a round of wagering. Now comes a choice. Numerous gamblers wager on the game using this point in the hand to decide which hole card to discard. Discarding your additional hole card prior to the flop is how to bet on the far more basic edition of the game of Pineapple.

But, since you’re spicing things up by wagering something other than Texas holdem in the first place, you possibly can choose to bet on the more popular edition of Pineapple Poker called Insane Pineapple. In this version, which is dealt at various of the internet poker rooms, players keep their added hole card until after the flop is dealt.

Once the flop is dealt and the subsequent wagering round is completed, Insane Pineapple gamblers discard their additional hole card.

For both the basic and the ridiculous versions of Pineapple Poker, the rest of the hand is wagered exactly like Hold’em.

This derivative of Texas hold em offers additional action, with the familiar gameplay. Gamblers can use any variety of hole cards, including none, to produce a hand. The betting rules are the identical, and in the event you wager on Texas hold em, you already know most of the technique engaged in Pineapple Poker.

Except wait, there’s far more! Unlike Hold’em, there is a well-liked high/low (usually known as 8 or much better) model of the casino game as well. In hi/lo games, players have a chance to win half of the pot by presenting the greatest qualifying low hand at the table.

What’s a qualifying reduced hand? It’s one with five cards with distinct ranks, all below eight (hence the name eight or greater).
The lowest qualifying lower hand wins half of the pot. So, players have nearly double the chances of winning.

Lower hand ties are broken by reading the cards as one 5 digit range, with the highest digits very first. Lowest range wins. For example, a hand of a,2,four,5,7 would be read as 75,421. A hand of a,three,4,5,6 would be read as 65,431, and would win in a tie-breaker.

Crazy Pineapple eight or Better is not just several exotic homegame variety of poker, it’s also dealt at various of the web-based poker rooms.

In case you desire to liven up your home games, look at adding a couple of hands of Insane Pineapple to the mix. It’s a break from the exact same ol’ identical ol’, but since it is texas hold’em-based gamblers don’t require to learn several new rules and strategies to love it.

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