One of the great things about poker is that it is not just one game. There are lots of different games that are lumped under the category of poker. For example there is Texas Hold ‘em, Oklahoma Hold ‘em, high Chicago, low Chicago, five card stud, and a hundred different variations. One of the poker games that is starting to appeal to more and more people is call Crazy Pineapple.
Crazy Pineapple is an excellent choice for anyone who has always played Texas Hold ‘em but is looking for something that is just a tad bit more challenging. Crazy Pineapple is an excellent example of what can happen when someone takes a perfectly good game like Texas Hold ‘em and looks for ways that they can improve it.
Once you learn how to play Crazy Pineapple, you should not be surprised if you find out that you love the game. Most people do. In fact most people wonder why it took them so long to give the game a chance in the first place. While it is true that Crazy Pineapple is not very popular at the moment, the odds are pretty good that it will soon be many poker players favorite game.
One of the things that many people have noticed after they have been playing Crazy Pineapple is that when they try to return to Texas Hold ‘em, the game that they have always loved suddenly seems very restrictive. The other thing that they notice is that playing Crazy Pineapple has made them a force to be reckoned with when they return to the Texas Hold ‘em table.
The most obvious difference between Texas Hold ‘em and the game of Crazy Pineapple is the hold cards. Crazy Pineapple only has three hold cards. Before the hold cards are on the table, one of the players, starting with the player who is sitting on the dealers left side is required to place a blind bet. It is only after the blind bet has been made that the dealer will deal the three hold cards to the center of the table. The hold cards are dealt face down. After dealing the hold cards, the dealer will give each player the cards that they will need for the current hand.
After the cards have been dealt, the players have a choice. They can either place a bet or they can check and excuse themselves from the current hand. This decision has to be based on the cards they were dealt since they have not been able to see the hold cards at this point.
As soon as the players have made their decisions and either checked or placed a bet, the dealer will reveal the hold cards, and allow the players to access how valuable the hand they are currently holding really is. Another round of betting commences. Now it is up to each player to decide if they want to play the cards they were dealt. It is up to the player to decide what combination of hold cards and cards that they are holding that they want to use. At the end of the hand, the person with best cards wins the entire pot.