March 11, 2019

*** This hand was suggested by PRSstrummer on
0-0*  ?
Total votes: 162

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4475 votes

Joined: April 2008

Monday 3:05 AM
7-9 instead of 6-9. One of the better pegging hands to have as a non dealer. Potential points for a dozen here. Three lead. dec
1219 votes

Joined: March 2016

Monday 3:09 AM
This hand increases with every cut for a maximum of 12. There is no real safe discard and still keep a decent hand.
244 votes

Joined: August 2018

Monday 4:44 AM
7-9 discard. 6-9 and 6-7 too dicey.
3899 votes

Joined: March 2008

Monday 5:03 AM
I hope the dealer didnt have any 8s. Lead the 3 to prevent a 5 reply. Try to peg.
2136 votes

Joined: June 2013

Monday 5:41 AM
An apprehensive 7-9, but I'd rather that than 6-7 or 3-4.
Maybe 15/2 and 31/2 with 3-2-6?
311 votes

Joined: February 2009

Monday 5:45 AM
Agree with above analysis. Love this hand as n/d. Lead the 3.
419 votes

Joined: December 2017

Monday 6:11 AM
Should be 100%
268 votes

Joined: September 2016

Monday 7:13 AM
Keep 2-3-4-6, lead the 3. Good hand to peg a few and lots of cuts to improve
1224 votes

Joined: November 2014

Monday 7:21 AM
As per yesterday, all posters (as of my typing this) chose the same discard. Yesterday, HAL and RAS said we did not choose the optimal discard. I trust today we're "correct".
1224 votes

Joined: March 2009

Monday 8:13 AM
In a heartbeat. According to DeLynn 23469 the most miscounted hand in cribbage. In my observation another contender is 34578.
337 votes

Joined: January 2018

Monday 9:18 AM
Wow, story of my life. Ok, so the 7 is of no use whatsoever. I hate giving that to the dealer. But once that decision was made, I just couldn't bring myself to give 'em the 9 also. I've burned by the 7,8 too many times. I was willing to give up 1 point (and CHANCE for double run) as insurance against a 7,8 in the crib. Cut worked out.
654 votes

Joined: June 2016

Monday 10:00 AM
I like my pegging chances with this hand. I don't particularly like the 7-9 but it may be the best I can do. The 6-7 is far to risky. The 3 card "magic eleven" may work out to my advantage during the play
736 votes

Joined: May 2016

Monday 11:01 AM
2-3-4-6 pegs extremely well especially against a dealers X-X-X-X or x-x-x-5 hand. Every cut helps this hand. This early, I hold my breath and chuck 7-9 to dealer crib.
3373 votes

Joined: November 2008

Monday 1:07 PM
The 2-3-4-6 is one of the finest n/d pegging hands. There are only a few such opportunities to peg for non-dealer. If you would like to know what they are and how to present them in the pegging game, E-mail It's off., off., off., lead the trey and you'll often score 15-2 with the deuce and the 31-2 with the 6. Anytime n/d can score four unanswered pegs against the dealer, that is very rewarding. Once in a while dealer will get cute and drop the five spot on your 3 lead. Take the run for three by playing the four spot. Dealer makes this choice most often when doesn't want to make the count 13 when seeing the trey lead. Don't sweat dealer dropping a card for run (seldom happens) as you've got cards either side (2/6). And we're stating the hand with nine points and taking all we can get in the pegging game. Take all nine as this is one of most common 7-point hands scored in cribbage. Another nine-point hand for which 7 points is often scored is 2-4-5-6-9. Look for those hands that have 3 15-2's.
623 votes

Joined: January 2008

Monday 1:14 PM
Ditto, RAS!
3844 votes

Joined: October 2007

Monday 2:15 PM
I think it must be best to keep 5pts and throw the gapper - 2-3-4-6 (7-9):

2-3-4-6: 5pts - 5╝pts (Schell: 5.26) = -╝pt


2-3-4-6: Improves with AAAA, 222, 333, 444, 5555, 666, 777, 8888, 999 + 16xXs = 46 cuts = 46/46 = 100.0% up to 9/11/12pts with 222, 333, 444, 5555, 666, 999 = 19 cuts.


As First Pone we'll play Offense and try to reach first positional hole of 18pts.


This hand will peg very well with a 3-card magic eleven and 3 small cards.


No real alternative to this hand as we certainly don't want to throw the touching 6-7 so 7-9 it is.
3607 votes

Joined: February 2008

Monday 2:30 PM
At 0-0* playing an Offense strategy for the pegging the dynamic expected averages and Win/Loss %s are:

Offense___Hand_Pegs__Crib___Total___W9 %____W10 %

Offense_______L9 %____L10 %

2-3-4-6 is best for expected averages by 1.40pts and is appreciably best for both Win %s and Loss %s. So I'll select 7-9 to discard.

After the 9 cut I'll lead the 3 and play Offense;

Lead___________Our Pegging Pts.