Texas Holdem Pineapple Poker Card Game

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This is just a variation of the Texas Holdem we know and love. It is often termed as ‘Crazy Texas Holdem’. The biggest change in the game is the fact that the pocket cards are 3 instead of the usual 2. Although no one has any definitive information of the origins of the game, it has caught rather quickly at online casinos and this is probably because the game gives you a lot more hand building options. The 3 pocket card increases the probability of getting flushes and straights. This is where beginners generally lose because they are still thinking of basic Holdem rules and often over estimate their hands. This is generally a fixed limit game but some sites do offer a no limit version.

How To Play Texas Holdem Pineapple Poker
Texas Holdem Pineapple PokerAntes and blinds are placed before the game begins. Bidding consists of a player bidding, raising or folding. The dealer then shuffles a standard deck of 52 cards. Each player gets 3 hole cards that are not seen by the other players. The player who is to the left of the dealer starts the bidding and it goes clockwise until all bids are in. Next, the dealer deals one community card in the middle of the table; this begins the next betting round i.e. the flop. This is where the game gets interesting and the players must choose which two out of the three hold cards to keep and which one to discard.

Bidding starts again in the same order. Once this round of bidding is over, the dealer burns another card. The next available card is placed with the community cards in the center of the table. This is called the “TURN” card. Another round of betting ensues. Dealer will then discard a final card and turn up the one known as the “RIVER” card. Final bidding takes place and this leads to the show down. The players left with cards to play reveal their hands. The highest hands made from the hold cards and three of the community cards are the winning hands.

Texas Holdem Pineapple Poker Rules
The rules state that you must discard one of the three hold cards before the flop. There is a version where this is done after the flop. Being able to analyze your hand for possibilities is a crucial skill at this point in the game. After this point standard Holdem rules apply.

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