Crazy Pineaple Poker Rules

The rules of Crazy Pineapple Poker are similar to regular Hold’em except

    1.The player is initially dealt one extra hole card, and

    2.You must discard one of your hole cards after the flop in Crazy Pineapple Poker and before the flop in Pineapple Poker or Pineapple Hold’em


The game starts out exactly like Texas Hold’em. The two players to the left post the small and large blind and the other players follow suit with their antes. Players are now dealt three (3) hole cards and another round of betting takes place.

* If you were playing standard Pineapple Hold’em, you would discard one of your 3 hole cards at this point. Most online poker rooms that offer Pineapple Poker, offer the Crazy Pineapple Poker version so we will discuss the strategies associated with that game here.

The Flop

After the first round of betting is complete, just as in Texas Hold’em, the dealer turns over three cards known as the flop. The rule in Crazy Pineapple Poker states that you must discard one of your three hole cards A Crazy Pineapple Poker player must make a critical decision for future play at this stage in the game. You must be able to analyze your hand and determine its value in relation to the other hands you observe and then make the necessary discard.

Now while this may seem like an easy task, just take out the least favorable card, there are a number of different factors you should consider before discarding. If you had a Ad Kc 10d hand for instance, you may think the easy answer is discard the 10d and leave yourself with the Ace-King offsuit. But if a number of people take the turn, you would try for a flush draw and discard the King. We have a more in depth look at strategies for discarding at Pineapple Poker located here: Crazy Pineapple Poker Strategies

The Turn

As in Texas Hold’em, the dealer flips over the turn card and another round of betting takes place.

The River

The dealer turns over the final card called the river and the last round of betting takes place. The person with the best 5 card poker hand wins the pot.