Crazy Pineapple is an exciting variation of Hold'em poker. The big differences between the two are: the three pocket cards and there is a requirement that one pocket card has to be discarded after the flop
In crazy pineapple poker, each player in the game is dealt with three cards that face down. These are called pocket cards. In the first betting round, the dealer will turn over three community cards (called the flop) face up in the middle of the table. During the second round of betting, all players must discard one of their pocket cards. The dealer than proceeds to turn over one more community card (called the turn). The third betting round will involve the dealer to turn over the final community card (called the river). During the final betting round, the showdown takes place. At showdown for crazy pineapple poker, the players can use either one of the following:
- Both of the remaining pocket cards and the three community cards
- One of the remaining pocket cards and four community cards
- All five of the cards (that are playing for the board)
There are four betting rounds in Crazy Pineapple. Each bet and raise during the first two rounds is set at the lower limit of the stakes structure. Remember, all players must discard ONE pocket card after the second betting round. Betting and raising during the last two rounds is set at the higher limit of the stakes structure.
The maximum number of bets allowed per player during any particular betting round is four. This would consist of (1) a bet, (2) a raise, (3) a re-raise, and (4) a cap. The term cap is used to describe the 3rd raise in a round since betting is then capped and cannot be raised anymore. Once the pot is capped, players will have only the option of calling or folding.