Crazy Pineapple Rules
The rules of Crazy Pineapple are similar to those of Texas Holdem, with two differences. In the usual Texas Holdem you start with two hole cards. At Crazy Pineapple, you start with three there are more possibilities to get good starting hands and more cards can form a hand together with the flop.
You throw away one of the hole cards!
As with regular Texas Hold’em, there is a betting after you get your hole cards and another round when you see the flop. At Crazy Pineapple however there is an important change. After the flop has been played you must drop one of his hole cards. For example, if you start and then the flop comes you face a difficult decision. If you want to keep your open flush draw here you have to place a card of your triplets a pleasant dilemma, but still hard. If you want to keep the triplets, you must keep the key card for the flush draw. Crazy Pineapple is a strange mixture of Texas Hold’em and Omaha.
The average winner hand is usually stronger at Pineapple than in Texas Holdem, as you can get more combinations on the flop. Sometimes you get a stronger hand at Crazy Pineapple than it is at Omaha, even if you get four hole cards in Omaha because Omaha does not have the rule you have to use exactly two of the hole cards in his hand.
For example, if your Omaha hand is the community maps Kicker as you have to play at least two cards from your own hand and cannot simply add the ace to his hand to get a full house. For Crazy Pineapple, if you hold the ace after the flop you get a full house on the turn just like playing in Texas Holdem. Crazy Pineapple is an entertaining game because you have to face extra strong flops and extra heavy decisions when the flop is revealed.