Today's results so far

*** This hand was suggested by james500
72*-87  ?
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Total votes: 96

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JQT
2516 votes

Joined: October 2008

   
Wednesday 3:00 AM
Dealing just beyond Hole 70 is a desirable position, even with our opponent leading by half a street!

We probably won't be able to get back 'on track' toward an equal position all during one deal, but we still have nearly two streets ahead of us in order to perform that task, so let's begin to "chip away" at our Opponent's lead.

As discussed a few days back, it is generally easier to s-l-o-w down our opponent as opposed to speeding ourselves up, but while we are the Dealer, it is usually the time to play OFFENSE, and so maybe later while we are Pone, we can resume our focus on DEFENSE.

As the Dealer here, we could Toss (5 T) and retain the FLUSH, which looks like a balanced approach; or we could Toss (8 9) and retain the Delightful Dozen; or, we might simply Toss (5 5), and use the One-Two-Punch of a Double RUN as well as Toss (5 5), which has a prospective Crib Value of approximately Nine Points!

I prefer this last idea, so Toss (5 5) it is, and away we go!
Rosemarie44
1276 votes

Joined: March 2016

   
Wednesday 3:08 AM
Hold the double run and toss the fives!
dec
4531 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Wednesday 4:01 AM
In a perfect world cut another ten and opponent discards two face cards and then play on. Might get close enough to go out next hand. Well maybe half of that happens now. We might have to play defense here. dec
mrob2199
84 votes

Joined: February 2009

Wednesday 4:02 AM
Great hand as dealer here-it’s too bad pone is in such a good position-we have to try to keep him down as much as possible-it’s likely we will be in decent position just onto 4th street ourselves-the double run creates a tad more pegging flexibility than the double ten double 5-if pone leads a 7 play off with the 10-we can’t afford to give up any 3 card runs if possible
joekayak
799 votes

Joined: May 2016

   
Wednesday 4:34 AM
That what I chose also for the same reason.
james500
2191 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Wednesday 4:47 AM
"Only" eleven known points, but plenty of helpful cuts for both hand and crib.

Speculation admittedly, but with two fives out of circulation, Pone may have little use for any X cards dealt. They're quite welcome in my crib of 10-5-?-?-?.
Gougie00
3957 votes

Joined: March 2008

Wednesday 5:49 AM
I'll try the flush and toss myself suited 5-10. Problem will be that the opponent will probably get to hole 95 regardless of how clever I am defensively. Play defense if possible.
Jazzselke
1257 votes

Joined: March 2009

   
Wednesday 6:07 AM
Well it doesn't appear that our opponent will have K10 to throw, but hopefully still 2 face cards.
zeke76
290 votes

Joined: August 2018

Wednesday 6:48 AM
I threw the 89 which has an expected average of 18.1 compared to the 55 which has an expected average of 18.8. 5,10 of diamonds to keep the flush also averaged 18.1. All the others tosses are massively worse.
JCM
64 votes

Joined: April 2019

   
Wednesday 6:49 AM
Was tempted to throw the two fives. But convinced myself that a 10-5 in the crib, while worth 2 points less than 5-5 in the crib, leaves us with a hand worth 1 point more. And that the slightly better pegging prospects as well, make throwing 10-5 a good toss.
I'm starting to second-guess myself - maybe the 5-5 toss is the better throw?
Let's see what Halscrib/Coeurdelion say later on.
JRCeagle78
683 votes

Joined: June 2016

   
Wednesday 7:01 AM
This hand is not the best pegging hand, but it is possible. We may not need that much. Toss 5-5 and hope for at least one X card.
mfetchCT425
344 votes

Joined: February 2009

   
Wednesday 7:26 AM
Like the double 5s to our crib here. Still potential for a big hand and we have the best toss to own crib for possible big crib as well.
horus93
468 votes

Joined: December 2017

   
Wednesday 8:24 AM
I think this will be better on defense, I also seem to have bad luck tossing myself 5-5.