Pineapple Poker – Holdem’s Cousin


Posted by Prince | Posted in Poker | Posted on 22-03-2011

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

Pineapple poker is often a tasty version of Holdem in which gamblers each and every receive 3 hole cards instead of two. This obviously increases the chances that a player could land a high quality starting hand. So, you possibly can expect to see a lot more players in every pot. The average succeeding hands are stronger in Pineapple than they’re in Texas hold em.

In Pineapple Poker, players don’t keep all 3 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. A lot of players wager on the casino game using this point in the hand to choose which hole card to discard. Discarding your added hole card prior to the flop is how to bet on the a lot more basic model of the game of Pineapple.

But, since you are spicing things up by betting something other than Texas hold em in the very first place, you can choose to wager on the a lot more common edition of Pineapple Poker known as Ridiculous Pineapple. In this version, which is dealt at many of the web based poker rooms, gamblers keep their additional hole card until after the flop is dealt.

Once the flop is dealt and the subsequent wagering round is completed, Nuts Pineapple players discard their added hole card.

For both the basic and the insane versions of Pineapple Poker, the rest of the hand is bet exactly like Holdem.

This derivative of Hold em offers a lot more action, using the familiar gameplay. Gamblers can use any number of hole cards, including none, to make a hand. The wagering rules are the same, and in case you bet on Texas holdem, you already know most of the strategy engaged in Pineapple Poker.

Except wait, there’s a lot more! Unlike Hold’em, there is a well-known high/low (frequently referred to as 8 or better) version 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 reduced hand at the table.

What’s a qualifying lower hand? It is one with five cards with various ranks, all below eight (hence the name eight or better).
The lowest qualifying low hand wins half of the pot. So, gamblers have nearly double the odds of winning.

Low hand ties are broken by reading the cards as one five digit variety, using the highest digits initial. Lowest variety wins. For instance, a hand of a,2,four,5,7 will be read as 75,421. A hand of the,three,4,5,six would be read as 65,431, and would win in a tie-breaker.

Insane Pineapple 8 or Greater isn’t just a number of exotic homegame variety of poker, it’s also dealt at numerous of the internet based poker rooms.

Should you desire to liven up your home games, contemplate adding a couple of hands of Nuts Pineapple to the mix. It’s a break from the identical ol’ similar ol’, but since it is hold em-based players don’t require to learn many new rules and strategies to enjoy it.

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