OPEN FACE ODDS -- PINEAPPLE OPEN FACE STRATEGY

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ADJUSTMENT #1: BREAK UP YOUR FLUSH

Is it heresy? Madness? Not really. The 3-flush or 4-flush back row opening, typically used in Pineapple OFC, is much more likely to be broken up in lowball. The following hand, Jh 5h 7h 4d 3c, normally set as a 3-flush in back with a 43 middle, will be adjusted to J in back with 5743 in middle (4 to the wheel):



In 'regular' Pineapple OFC:



Same hand, in Lowball OFC:



Result: Wheel & Fantasyland



It will feel unnatural to break up a dealt 3-flush or 4-flush. However once you gain some experience in 2-7 you will realize the importance of setting early low cards (regardless of suit) in the middle row, as well as conserving Aces, Kings, and Queens, for front-row Fantasyland, or back-row pairs.

This doesn't mean a back row flush can't be useful in lowball. Depending on the contour of your first five cards, it may be the way to go, as you'll see in the next example.

ADJUSTMENT 2: BREAK UP LOW 2-PAIR HANDS



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CRACKING THE PINEAPPLE

Strategy Article

Warren Buffet says "risk comes from not knowing what you're doing". And in Pineapple-OFC, that means MATH. We did our homework and crushed this hand with AA on top.
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Strategy Article

Are you sure about your starting-five setting strategy? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had taken a different path? Alt Lines examines different branches of the same tree. Standard, Pineapple, 2-7 and more.

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PINEAPPLE OFC ODDS CHARTS

USE THESE CHARTS TO GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR PINEAPPLE OFC GAME! ONE CONVENIENT PDF INCLUDES: *Up-and-down straight draw *Gutshot straight draw *Flush draw (4 to it) *Runner-runner flush draw (3 to it) *Two-pair-to-full-house *Combo draw, e.g. straight flush draw *Overs pairing: A to AA or AK to AAK / AKK *Pair-plus-kicker-to-full-house or quads: 443 to 44333 or 44443 *Single to trips: J to JJJ