Crazy Pineapple

So it’s about poker, right? The name is a little confusing. And what are “pineapples” when you get down to it?

First of all, the game has nothing to do with fruit or vegetables. It’s also not related to poker in any historical sense – crazy pineapple poker came years after regular poker had already established itself throughout the world. It’s more like poker with some slight modifications to increase playability.

As the name suggests, there is also a huge number of wild cards – up to ten or eleven per deck. This gives crazy pineapple poker more of an advantage than regular poker (which already has some wild cards).

Crazy pineapple poker can be played by anywhere upwards of 3-7 people (although it’s generally not recommended for less than 4). It’s best with regular-sized decks, but for large groups larger decks can be used. You can  play it using two regular 52-card decks and one joker.

What is Crazy Pineapple Poker?

Crazy Pineapple Poker is a variant of Texas Hold’em. In this poker variant, the player could choose to receive their third and fourth cards in two different hands. These two separate hands form what’s called a “Crazy Pineapple”. The first three cards are shared with both hands, while the fourth card is available for use with both hands.

What are the Advantages of Crazy Pineapple Poker?

One advantage to playing in a crazy pineapple poker tournament is that you sometimes receive a bigger pot. In a standard Texas Hold’em game, if two players have good starting cards and maintain their cards throughout the rest of the game, the odds that both players will have great hands and win a lot of the pot is very slim. In a Crazy Pineapple tournament, two or three players can split the pot because all three players were dealt good starting cards. As long as everyone does not fold, splitting the pot would be an option.
Crazy pineapple poker tournaments also allow players to use their cards to increase the amount of money that they win.


Who is Crazy Pineapple Poker Good For?

One group of people who benefit from playing in a crazy pineapple poker tournament are those who have a limited bankroll or a fixed budget to gamble with. In a standard Texas Hold’em game, if a player has good cards, it is likely that they will have to bet big to stay in the game. If a player decides not to ante up, they can lose their money very quickly.

In contrast, players participating in a crazy pineapple poker tournament are given the option of splitting their funds between two different hands. The player can use their cards to increase the amount of money they win, without losing their whole bankroll.

 

Who is Crazy Pineapple Poker Bad For?

One group of people who would not benefit from playing in a crazy pineapple poker tournament are those with many opponents. If more than four players are participating in the game, it becomes very hard to split the pot between all participants.

Another group of people who would not benefit from playing in a crazy pineapple poker tournament are the players with few opponents. If only one or two players are participating in the game, it becomes very easy for these small number of opponents to beat both hands.