May 14, 2019

*** This hand was suggested by james500
99*-107  ?
41%
28%
28%
1%
Total votes: 152

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polynumeral
2937 votes

Joined: December 2008

   
Tuesday 3:10 AM
I might have paused if were not suited 2,3 to crib after keeping the flush
orvani
318 votes

Joined: June 2011

   
Tuesday 3:26 AM
orvani
318 votes

Joined: June 2011

   
Tuesday 3:29 AM
Prefer to keep the double run and the lucky cut gives me 10 pts. I intend to lead one of the 3s.
mrob2199
39 votes

Joined: February 2009

   
Tuesday 4:13 AM
I like the pegging flexibility of the 3459 suited here-pone only needs 14 so we have to be very cautious in our pegging-if we kept the 2334 we are pretty much forced to match a lead of 23 or 4-judge the reaction to the cut and the lead card in relation to that cut and peg defensively with the first card-if the second card played by the pond shows that his hand is weak,then by all means peg aggressively and try to get out before the next hand
dec
4475 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Tuesday 4:24 AM
With a different arrangement I have used 3-4-5-9 for pegging flexibility on fourth street. I like 2-3 better then 5-9 in the crib. Again in this case it matters more what non dealer has here to possibly go out. This is one you might have to read the player. dec
Rosemarie44
1219 votes

Joined: March 2016

   
Tuesday 4:33 AM
I am going with the Flush today. Prefer 2-3 rather than 5-9 in our crib. Not sure that I am going to be going out this hand, believe I need to slow opponent down and possibly go another hand as pone.
zeke76
244 votes

Joined: August 2018

   
Tuesday 4:51 AM
Tossed the 23. Expected averages say thatís a mistake by over a point to tossing 59.
Gougie00
3899 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Tuesday 4:59 AM
I am Not so sure that falling in the love with the flush is the best move. I will toss the 5-9 in the crib and keep the peggers.
james500
2136 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Tuesday 5:08 AM
A three point reduction in hand value to hold the flush, but I want the 9 as an escape card. If Pone wins with first show, it doesn't matter how valuable my hand was.
Jazzselke
1224 votes

Joined: March 2009

   
Tuesday 6:34 AM
Would normally hold one of the double-runs, but mrob has a great explanation of the pegging dangers with opponent only 14 points out. Also the importance of playing off the cut card, and reading
glmccuskey
2978 votes

Joined: April 2011

   
Tuesday 7:04 AM
I want to get down to give me range for first count next deal. With me having all these small cards Iíll take my chances that my opponent doesnít.
horus93
419 votes

Joined: December 2017

   
Tuesday 7:58 AM
Holding such excellent cards at this score I like the spread of this keep better for defensive pegging. We want to keep opponent short of peg-out range next hand and hopefully count out ourselves then. He's too close for us to play anything but defense. If we had somewhat worse cards, though, I might feel I had to take risks in the pegging to stand any chance at all.
dgergens
337 votes

Joined: January 2018

   
Tuesday 9:23 AM
I zoned out and thought this was going to opponent's crib. I would have kept the flush.
cribbagepogo
2818 votes

Joined: October 2007

   
Tuesday 10:06 AM
Obvious object - NO PEGGING. This is better to stop that, IMHO.
joekayak
736 votes

Joined: May 2016

   
Tuesday 4:04 PM
Ill say it for Ras. It pays to flush. This keep easier to play DEF in the pegging. The lovely and wonderful 2-3 to my own crib. Every cut helps this hand. And did I mention 2-3 is in my own crib-smiley face.
Ras2829
3373 votes

Joined: November 2008

   
Tuesday 4:09 PM
Like most, want an escape card. Holding the flush provides that with the 9 spot. If non dealer gets the average hand score and pegs will be at hole 116. Nine points is 50/50. What are chances that n/d can score 14 and win on this deal? Chances are 1 in 6 times. So play it safe as dealing from 99 is a very strong position. Combined values favor holding 2-3-3-4 and discarding 5-9. Not here in my view! For the brave, hold either double run. Since holding five cards from 2-5, it is probable that n/d discarded something on the smaller end of the deck. The non-dealer hand is likely to be on up the line. Even so RAS likes an escape card. That's my take on it. That's three days in a row that I've played a flush.