Pineapple Poker is a variation of Hold’Em Poker. There are two major differences between the two poker games. One is that there are three pocket cards in Pineapple Poker instead of two. The other is that one pocket card must be discarded after the flop. The game is played with a standard 52-card deck. The highest-ranking poker hand wins.
Like in Hold’Em, Pineapple Poker usually begins with players posting a small blind and big blind. The player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind. The player to the left of the small blind posts the big blind.
The dealing begins with each player receiving three cards facedown, the pocket cards. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the player who posted the big blind and proceeds clockwise. All bets and raises are set at the lower limit. The maximum number of bets per player during any round is four.
The dealer then reveals three face up community cards, the flop. The second round of betting begins with the player to the left of the dealer. All bets and raises are again set at the lower limit. After the second round of betting each player must discard one of his pocket cards.
Another community card is then dealt, the turn. This is followed by another round of betting, set at the higher limit.
The final community card is then dealt, the river. This is followed by the final round of betting, at the higher betting limit, and the showdown. Remember, a card must be discarded after the flop is revealed. Players should only have two pocket cards remaining.