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*** This hand was suggested by pinkcanadiandiamond
60-56*  ?
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15%
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8%
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5%
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dec
4339 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Tuesday 3:16 AM
Half the game six to eight hands left to play. Compromise on discard. Use the twos at end for maybe a four pegger. dec
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james500
2008 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Tuesday 4:48 AM
Oh dear.
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Rosemarie44
1079 votes

Joined: March 2016

   
Tuesday 5:11 AM
Dec and James have the two hands that I have considered. Tossing 7-J is a compromise between a good hand for us and safer discard to dealer. Tossing the two Jacks has the potential for 12 maximum but a riskier discard.
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cwed
723 votes

Joined: October 2014

   
Tuesday 5:56 AM
Regardless of what I toss in the crib, the dealer is going to be in position by the end of this hand, so I play my position. Holding 2-2-J-J gives me the best chance to get to my next dealing mark. With a 5 cut I now have 9 points, but I'd still like to get close to hole 75, so I will lead a Jack and hold 2-2 to the end of the pegging sequence.
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glmccuskey
2883 votes

Joined: April 2011

   
Tuesday 6:08 AM
Cuts of A-2-6-7-8 add value. Throwing 7-7 the A-2-3-5-J add. I like this for the pegging. I’ll lead the seven of clubs hoping to run my twos at the end of the count.
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Gougie00
3762 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Tuesday 6:09 AM
POOF, there goes the lead.

Lead the 2
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Andy (muesli64)
1437 votes

Joined: August 2009

   
Tuesday 6:43 AM
Throw 7-J. Routine with three pairs like this.
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Inushtuk1
722 votes

Joined: July 2016

   
Tuesday 7:03 AM
All things being equal, Dealer would toss the mid-card pair, and Pone the face card pair. At + 0 to -14, we’re on offense and must go for it.

I figure unless I cut myself a 6 for 12 points, I’ll be leading my 7c to possibly fake a flush. This hand construct also has the advantage of a three card eleven, and a three card “Sweet Sixteen”.

OH DEAR.
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horus93
303 votes

Joined: December 2017

   
Tuesday 8:27 AM
Usually a pair of X cards is reasonably safe ime, and as inushtuk said this is a basically offensive position. Not today unfortunately but I'd still play on and lead a 7.
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JRCeagle78
605 votes

Joined: June 2016

   
Tuesday 1:24 PM
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Ras2829
3246 votes

Joined: November 2008

   
Tuesday 5:32 PM
At hole 60, I'm playing BOLD. cwed above has it just right. Why? RAS needs to deal from 3rd street CPZ 69-73. The cut of A, 2, 3, 5, or J gives us 8 points or more. The presence of the Jacks adds a potential value of about .5 to this hand. If I toss them to opponent crib, that potential value is lost and adds to the crib. It is for that reason alone that 2-2-J-J has the greater combined value of any of these six cards. If the Jacks had been 10-10, Q-Q, or K-K, 2-2-7-7 would have the distinct edge. Knowing that I have 9 points after the cut will lead a Jack, desiring to peg deuces back to back late in the pegging sequence. If playing defensively would have tossed 7-J, led the 7, advanced the count with the Jack hoping to hit 27 and a "go". Just couldn't bring myself to play two points (starter 9, 10, Q, or K x 4) add nothing). A jewel of a puzzle from pinkcanadiandiamond!
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