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55-56*  ?
Total votes: 170

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59 votes

Joined: February 2009

Tuesday 3:20 AM
Too many cuts give you a 14 or 16 point hand here -so you have to bite the bullet and discard the 7-8-if you break it up the most you can keep is 3,and you have to try to get down the board as much as possible from this spot-if you break up the hand to keep 8-10-j-q,and you succeed in killing your opponentís crib,itís most likely that youíre still trailing maybe 68-60-not exactly the spot you want to be in-take the risk and try to get to 70 with a good cut
4501 votes

Joined: April 2008

Tuesday 3:38 AM
Agree. Do the dicard quickly and be rid of it. If that five of hearts had come up you be kicking yourself in the hiney. King lead, I am pretty good and lucky with pegging with faces. dec
1244 votes

Joined: March 2016

Tuesday 3:52 AM
Even without coffee, 7-8 it is. Play our position first. Twenty cuts increases the hand 9, 14, 16 or 18 points.
768 votes

Joined: May 2016

Tuesday 4:19 AM
On third street. Halfway through the game. Must get as close to 69 as possible. Object of the game is to win the game. Keeping 8-10-J-Q greatly reduces our chances of wining the game. Don't like it. Walking on a tight rope here. But discard 8-7 and hope for the best. Lookie here. A cut for 14. Temporary success. Just hope the 7-8 doesn't hurt me too bad.
2161 votes

Joined: June 2013

Tuesday 5:02 AM
The second most valuable hand is worth a lot less than eight points, so I'll have to risk it.

10 lead.
267 votes

Joined: August 2018

Tuesday 5:16 AM
Whew. Glad I have a lot of company.
356 votes

Joined: January 2018

Tuesday 5:22 AM
Sometimes you just have to risk it. It is better to give than receive after all. We gave the 7,8 gift, and look, up pops a 10 spinner.
1238 votes

Joined: March 2009

Tuesday 5:26 AM
No reward for the timid....
320 votes

Joined: February 2009

Tuesday 5:28 AM
As stated above, we need to try to get as close to 70-73 as possible. Got to keep the straight flush here worth 8 points before the cut and 14 after the nice cut. Would lead the 10 knowing there are only two left after the cut.
599 votes

Joined: January 2012

Tuesday 6:11 AM
Pretty cut and dried here considering the position. I think it would be more of a question if you were say, 62 and opponent was 66. Then itís a riskier proposition.
3924 votes

Joined: March 2008

Tuesday 6:27 AM
Too many experts today. I figured if I have 8 in the hand, then the 2 other cards gots to go. Curl your nose and toss the suited 7-8. Lead the 10 only because one was cut.
3000 votes

Joined: April 2011

Tuesday 7:54 AM
442 votes

Joined: December 2017

Tuesday 8:02 AM
RP is -5/+12 and this is a sweet flush. Offense to the cut, let's try to get past the next par of 70.
3398 votes

Joined: November 2008

Tuesday 10:13 AM
Playing position makes decision making a cinch here an elsewhere. With dealer at my shoulder, need 14 points to deal in 3rd Street CPZ (69-73). With the cut of any of these cards am holding, have my 14. Not much pegging potential here although dealer will sometimes play a King on a 10 spot lead if not holding a five to 15. As horus93 points out dealer will often hold a King with a variety of cards (6-7-8-J-Q-K, A-4-4-10-J-K, 2-3-3-J-Q-K, 2-3-4-10-J-K, and thousands of more such combinations. A simple pegging tip results in many pegs in your corner. When leading a King, do so from a pair. Many non-dealers transpose the thinking that applies to their hand to that of the dealer. They think since as n/d they seldom hold a King, that must also be the case for the dealer. Thus lead a single key when they have better choices in hand and give up a pair very often. Change you thinking to accommodate that two very different games are going on with discards, hand retention, and pegs. And they don't look much alike!
3398 votes

Joined: November 2008

Tuesday 10:15 AM
BTW if you encounter the work "key" above, that should read "King".
2830 votes

Joined: October 2007

Tuesday 2:03 PM
Hold your breath. Lots of 24's made with 7/8.
642 votes

Joined: January 2008

Tuesday 4:35 PM
Duly noted... Learning has occurred.