Definition of Crazy Pineapple

A free translation would be "The Crazy Pineapple" or "The Mad Pineapple". But always use the expression "Crazy Pineapple" and not "l'ananas en folie" 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 of Las Vegas.

How do you play Crazy Pineapple?

Crazy Pineapple is similar to Texas Hold'em. Instead of being dealt two cards face down like in Hold'em, you are dealt three cards. When you reach the flop, you must decide which two cards you will hold. This game can be a good exercise to improve your Hold'em skills since to excel at it, you'll need to know your fairness with several types of hands. Obviously, if you have A-A-2 over A-5-8, even the worst poker player will know to keep A-A. On the other hand, if you have an ace of spades, a king of hearts and a deuce of spades on K-3-5 with two spades, which cards will you hold? Would you have more equity with A2 suited or AK unsuited? This is a great way to work on your Hold'em game while discovering a new poker variant with your friends.

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