Crazy Pineapple

Definition of Crazy Pineapple

A free translation would be "The crazy pineapple" or "The pineapple in madness". But always use "Crazy Pineapple" and not "Crazy Pineapple" if you don't want to sound like an alien. This is a poker variant that is rarely seen outside of Las Vegas. You may be able to find some online games in dark rooms, but most of the time you'll find them in the friendly games in Las Vegas.

How do you play Crazy Pineapple?

Crazy Pineapple is similar to Texas Hold’em. Instead of receiving two hidden cards as in Hold’em, you will receive three. When you flop, you will have to decide which two cards you want to keep. This game can be a good exercise to improve your Hold'em because to excel at it, you will need to know your fairness with many different types of hands. Of course, if you have A-A-2 out of A-5-8, even the worst poker player will know to keep A-A. However, if you have an ace of spades, a king of hearts, and a two of spades on K-3-5 with two spades, which cards will you keep? Will you have more equity with matching A2 or unmatched AK? This is a great way to work on your Hold’em in a fun way while discovering a new poker variation with your friends.


<< Return to poker lexicon