Crazy Pineapple: Rules and Bets

Crazy Pineapple is an exciting variant of Poker Hold’em. The main differences between them are three pocket cards and a requirement that one pocket card is discarded after the flop.

General rules of the game

In Crazy Pineapple Poker, each player in the game has three cards face up. These are called pocket cards. In the first round of betting, the dealer flips three community cards (called the flop) up in the middle of the table. During the second round of betting, all players must discard one of their pocket cards. The dealer turns over another community card (called the turn). During the third round of betting, the dealer flips the last community card (called the river). The showdown of the cards takes place during the final round. To showdown the cards for Crazy Pineapple, players can do one of the following:

  • Both remaining pocket cards and three community cards
  • One of the remaining pocket cards and four community cards
  • All five cards (that play for the board)

Structure of the bets

There are four rounds of betting in Crazy Pineapple. All betting and raising during the first two rounds will be adjusted to the betting structure’s low limit amounts. Remember, all players must discard ONE pocket card after the second round of betting.

The maximum number of bets for a player during the side games is four. This consists of a bet, raise, re-raise, and cap. The denomination cap is used to describe the 3rd raise in around since the betting is then capped and can no longer be raised. Once the pot is capped, the players only have the choice of calling or folding.

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