Rules of Pineapple Poker

 Rules of Pineapple Poker

There are many variants Texas Hold’em and Pineapple Poker is one of them, which people can play on any poker online site. The main difference between both the games is that in Texas Hold’em, each player receives two hole cards while the number of hole cards in pineapple poker is three. Pineapple poker has also got many variants and the usage of the third card depends on the type of pineapple poker, which people are playing. Here are some of the versions of Pineapple poker and the ways of their playing.

Simple Pineapple

This is the most common version of pineapple poker. In this game, the third hole card has to be discarded ether before the pre-flop or the flop round. The rules of the rest of the game are similar to that of Texas Hold’em.

Crazy Pineapple

This is also a very popular variant in which players have the option of discarding the third hole card after the flop round. After that, the rest of the game is played like Texas Hold’em.

Lazy Pineapple

Lazy pineapple is also known as Tahoe. In this game, players have to keep the third card until the end of the last round. After the end of the last round, the third card has to be discarded and the hands have to be made with two hole cards and five community cards.

Super Hold’em

This game is a variant of Texas Hold’em and Pineapple Poker where people receive three hole cards and five community cards. People have to keep all the three-hole cards until the end of the game. After the end of the game, they can use either three, two, one, or none of the hole cards to make the hand.

How to play Simple Pineapple Poker

A player is chosen in the game who acts as a dealer and this responsibility is transferred to another player in a clockwise direction after the completion of each game. The dealer is chosen by shuffling and dealing with a single face-up card to each player. The player having the card of the highest rank is chosen as the first dealer.


Small and big blinds are the forced bets used in this game. The player whose position is immediate left to the dealer has to place small blind and the next player has to place big blind. The small blind is half of the big blind.

Dealing The Cards

After the placement of blinds, the dealer deals three cards to each player, and these cards are called hole cards. Each player has to discard one of his hole cards.

The Pre-Flop Round

After the third card is discarded, the person sitting to the left of the big blind has to start taking action. He can call the big blind, raise, or fold the bet.

The Flop Round

In this round, each player receives three community cards and the player sitting to the left of the dealer starts taking actions.

The Turn And The River Round

In both these rounds, each player receives one community card and the action has to be started by the player sitting to the left of the dealer.

The Showdown

After the last round, players have to show their hands and the player having the hand of highest rank wins the game.

Wrapping Up

Pineapple poker is of various types and the variants depend on the usage of the third hole card in the game. All these variants can be played on various poker online websites.

Robert Desauza