Chinese Pineapple 2-7

Pineapple 2-7 is one of the most exciting Open Face Chinese Poker variations. The goal in Pineapple 2-7 is to set strong hands in the bottom and top rows and the weakest possible hand in the middle row. In the low hand, the Ace is counted as a high card as well as flushes and straights.

In Pineapple 2-7 players receive their cards in the same order as in regular Pineapple. In the first draw each player receives five cards all of which need to be used in the hand. In the next four rounds each player receives three cards. They need to discard one card and place the remaining two in the hand. The same happens in each of the last four draws.

In order not to foul the hand, the player’s bottom row has to be stronger than the top row while the middle hand should not be stronger than 10 high.