you ever find Pineapple Poker in a casino it will usually be played
High/Low, but more often you can find this game online. Pinapple
Poker is a spin off from Texas Holde'm in that there are cards dealt
followed by Flop, Turn, and River community cards. However in Pinapple
Poker you recieve 3 cards instead of 2 like Hold'em. Then on the
flop, after the betting has ended, you must decide which one of
your 3 to dicard . So after the dicard the game is played exactly
like Hold'em. In Pineapple High/Low however, after the river the
pot is split between the highest Hold'em hand and the lowest five
cards from Ace through eight in any order. If 3 or more low cards,
(A-8) do not appear on the board after the River then the entire
pot will go to the highest hand just like Hold'em, and if there
is a tie between high hands the pot will be split just like Hold'em.
Pinapple High/Low is very different from Omaha High/Low because
you don't have to use 2 cards, you can use 1, 2, or none as in holdem.
So when 4 low cards hit the table you can just one from your hand
and the 4 from the table to have a low hand. This would not give
you a low hand in Omaha High/Low.
below example often occurs in this game when 4 low cards hit the
Notice the left player here had to even throw down
one of his 10's and break up his pair since the Flop gave him three
4's. The center player flopped two pair with his Ace and 7 so he
had to give up his diamonds and his Jack, and finally the right
player had 4 hearts with his Ace-Queen so his black 6 was out of
the question. As you see in the end the three 4's by the first player
was still good for the high since now hearts or a 3rd seven came.
However there were four different low cards on the table and since
you don't HAVE to use both of your cards in any form of Pineapple,
both players with the Ace had a low. They both had A-3-4-7-8. Now
whether or not the Ace-7 player wanted to use his 7 or he still
had the same low to it didn't matter. So you should easily see that
50% went to the 3 four's (4, 4, 4, 10, 8) and 25% went to each A-3-4-7-8.
Now if the two players with and Ace had played ONLY against each
other, the Ace-7 player would have received 75% instead of 25% since
his two pair of sevens and fours would have beat the Ace-Queen's
'Ace-High' and their lows were equal.
example will be very easy to understand. Both players used both
cards after the flop.
The left player threw away his king on the Flop
since his Ace-Deuce gave him the best low possible with the five,
eight, and three on the table. Also the Ace-2-3-5 part of his low
had a small straight possibility missing just the 4 as well. Accordingly,
the right player threw away his 10 since no hearts or a 10 were
on the first 3 cards. By the River card or last card, the left player
remained with his low of Ace-2-3-5-8 and the right player took the
high with two pair of 9's and 3's with the Queen.
Strange things happen in this game, that's why it's full name is
'Crazy' Pineapple. Try to see if you can figure out why the below
results are correct before you read the explanation.
Well in Pineapple as in Hold'em you can use NONE
of you cards and just play the cards on the table. Usually you would
have folded if you couldn't use either card, but not always. Here
these to players bet and raised each other before the flop and continued
to bet throughout the Flop, Turn, and River card but the reason
why the player with Kings didn't win 100% is as follows: Since five
different low cards were on the table and neither player had one,
they were both forced to play the table up cards themselves as there
low hands. This has a poker term of "Playing the Board". So Kings
take the high for 50% and the other 50% is split for both lows of
(2, 4, 5, 7, 8).