October 7, 2019

*** This hand was suggested by scottcrib
96*-106  ?
Total votes: 202

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2843 votes

Joined: October 2008

Monday 3:26 AM
Let's see: Would I rather...

Would I rather have an Eight-Point Hand with Toss (A 6) in my Crib, or would I rather have a Nine-Point Crib with Toss (A 4) in my Crib?

It's not even close: Hold the FLUSH for MORE in the HAND and Throw the two-card (A 4) Five Combination for MORE in the Crib!
4886 votes

Joined: April 2008

Monday 3:27 AM
If it was 2-3-3-4 involved I might thnk different here I will start with eleven total. Now I will peg defensively here. dec
434 votes

Joined: January 2019

Monday 3:30 AM
It’s got to be the flush in hand, and A 4 in my crib.
1598 votes

Joined: March 2016

Monday 3:31 AM
It pays to Flush and 2 cards that total a "five" in my crib today.
1481 votes

Joined: March 2009

Monday 3:55 AM
This should be 100%. Hopefully not in trouble on the pegging. Congrats to Mfetchl for winning the 114 person New Hampshire tournament yesterday!
552 votes

Joined: February 2009

Monday 4:48 AM
Flush all the way here. Every cut helps this hand and like the suited A-4 to our crib vs holding the double run and tossing A-6. Decent cut for us. Peg defensively. Take safe pegs. Thanks Dan and Dan for the kind words.
600 votes

Joined: August 2018

Monday 4:53 AM
It’s definitely flush.
2506 votes

Joined: June 2013

Monday 4:58 AM
Can anybody can imagine a time and place where the option of A-4-4-6 (2-3) becomes viable?
590 votes

Joined: January 2018

Monday 7:00 AM
It seems we're running out of room to catch up. We get to count first next hand and that will be our only chance to take it home. So I was tempted to keep the 2,3,4,4 and hope for a double double. I have no idea what the 'odds' are, but I felt the chances at a good crib + 9 was slightly better than a low potential crib + chance at double double.
880 votes

Joined: June 2016

Monday 7:00 AM
With the guarantee peg for dealer, this hand will get us to hole 111. A half decent crib will put us in a prime position as pone.

Play defense. Make the pone earn his points.
4284 votes

Joined: March 2008

Monday 7:00 AM
Baaa. Looks like I am sheep today.
1613 votes

Joined: November 2014

Monday 7:02 AM
It pays to flush.
Andy (muesli64)
1750 votes

Joined: August 2009

Monday 8:15 AM
No sleep lost here.
1090 votes

Joined: May 2016

Monday 11:31 AM
Unanimity among the panelists. Will the computer disagree? I think not. peg DEF is another reason to keep 2-3-4-6. Not quite as likely to get caught in pegging.
342 votes

Joined: February 2009

Monday 11:33 AM
Looks like a pretty cut and dried decision today-great job winning the tournament Mike-thanks for beating the guy that eliminated me! (Paul Batterson)-see you in Malden
2977 votes

Joined: October 2007

Monday 12:44 PM
Leave Paul Batterson alone he don't do nothing. heh heh
264 votes

Joined: August 2019

Monday 2:25 PM
I'm glad my discard matches. This was a game I ultimately lost due to not such a nice cut and an excellent hand by pone. I thought about the 2344, but A6 in the crib is not near as pretty as A4. I believe I have a few more hands being posted in teh next few days.
3741 votes

Joined: November 2008

Monday 2:36 PM
Most of what needs to be said has been stated. Am just an echo: play 9 points with the flush, and discard an assured two points to crib. The Queen of clubs could be of considerable help in crib and boosts the hand to 12 nice points. Since I know that have a guaranteed peg as dealer, 12 points I hand, minimum of two in crib, need to minimize n/d movement down the boards. It's 50/50 on limiting n/d to 9 holes (hand score and pegs). Would need six pegs as dealer upcoming to win. If reaches hole 117-118, good chance to chalk up the win as next dealer by pegging out.
4204 votes

Joined: October 2007

Monday 3:29 PM
The flush starts with 9pts with a good A-4 discard so I think must be favorite. But I'll look at A-4-4-6 (2-3) and 2-3-4-4 (A-6):

2-3-4C-6: 9pts + 5¼pts (Schell: 5.43) = 14¼pts

A-4-4-6: 4pts + 6¾pts (Schell: 7.00) = 10¾pts

2-3-4-4: 8pts + 3¾pts (Schell: 3.85) = 11¾pts


2-3-4C-6: Improves with AAA, 222, 333, 44, 5555, 666, 7777, 8888, 9999 + 16xXs = 46 cuts = 46/46 = 100.0% up to 12/13/15/16pts with 222, 333, 444, 5555, 666, 7777, 9999 = 24 cuts.

A-4-4-6: Improves with AAA, 44, 5555, 666, 7777, 8888, 9999 + 16xXs = 40 cuts = 40/46 = 87.0% up to 8/12/14pts with AAA, 44, 5555, 666 + 16xXs = 28 cuts.

2-3-4-4: Improves with AAA, 222, 333, 44, 5555, 666, 7777, 8888, 9999 + 16xXs = 46 cuts = 46/46 = 100.0% up to 12/16/17pts with 222, 333, 44, 5555, 6666, 8888, 9999 = 24 cuts.


We're in position and Pone is short so I'll peg defensively.


All the hands should peg well.


The flush starts with 2½pts more than the double-run and 3½pts more than A-4-4-6, has guaranteed improvement and 24 cuts for 12-16pts. It also will peg well so I'll throw the suited A-4.

3973 votes

Joined: February 2008

Monday 3:31 PM
At 96*-106 playing a Defense strategy for the pegging the dynamic expected averages and Win/Loss %s are:

Defense___Hand___Pegs___Crib___Total__W1 %____W2 %

Defense_____L1 %____L2 %

2-3-4C-6 is best for expected averages by 2.45pts and is very much best for Win %s and lowest for Loss %s. So I'll select the AD-4D to discard.

After the QC cut I'll play Defense to the lead.