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81-71*  ?
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4191 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Tuesday 3:14 AM
The imposing value of the 2-3 is not greater in these positions of keeping nine and losing three overall. If I had gotten a cut of say twelve I might have led a five here now a King. dec
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joekayak
507 votes

Joined: May 2016

   
Tuesday 3:17 AM
Got to get as close to 95 as possible. Need to chance the second riskiest throw to opponents crib. I'm holding 3 "blockers" of the 16 10-pointers in the deck. Cut leaves me with 90. Lead the 5.
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glmccuskey
2765 votes

Joined: April 2011

   
Tuesday 3:49 AM
Flying to Grand National today in Milwaukee. Hope to see some of you there.
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Inushtuk1
655 votes

Joined: July 2016

   
Tuesday 5:04 AM
We had this before, and I had it twice in the same game. This is how I played it, based on the consensus of that CHOD puzzle, over a year ago. It’s what Ras calls a ‘suicide hand’.

Switching to offense now and the K lead, saving the J-Q to hopefully trap an X-Card. And pairing his/her 5. The 5 lead simply because I assume this is the X-Card they most likely put in my crib. But who knows?
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Gougie00
3630 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Tuesday 5:12 AM
I need the points
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james500
1890 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Tuesday 5:16 AM
I'll risk it, 2-3-5-J won't get me far enough.

TTTT,JJJ,QQQ,KKK,555 = 16 really helpful cuts =
(18-2) cuts =
(3*6)-(2*1)=
(3*13%)-(2*2%)=
39%-4%=
35% chance of cutting to beyond hole 95.

Didn't get a useful cut, so I'll lead the 5.
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JQT
2408 votes

Joined: October 2008

   
Tuesday 5:23 AM
Only if the Dealer were Twenty Holes further down the board would I bust up our Nine Points.

And if that Dealer were on Fourth Street, I might think of Toss 2-K as well as Toss Q-K, since the latter discard could 'burn' us as well.

But from Hole 71, the Dealer is merely "on target" to probably or possibly win with perhaps 51% certainty.

And the best way for us to "chip away" at such a Positional Puzzle is to get our own pegs moving!

I'm not sure whether I will lead a Face Card or the 5 Card today: (maybe I'll do the opposite of whatever Inushtuk1 does ;-)

Actually, after Toss 2-3 we hope the Dealer buried 7-8 or 6-9, so perhaps our 5 Card Lead can 'snag' a matching Face Card reply, which we can safely PAIR.
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zeke76
31 votes

Joined: August 2018

   
Tuesday 5:53 AM
Not much disagreement today.
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wasa
950 votes

Joined: November 2014

   
Tuesday 6:32 AM
As others said, not willing to give up 5 points in this position. Hopefully opponent gets a 2 point crib. Cut doesn't help me, and is not an obvious fit for the crib.
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JRCeagle78
531 votes

Joined: June 2016

   
Tuesday 6:57 AM
Right now I am a bit short of where I want to be when I deal the next hand. 2-3 is one of the most precarious discards into the dealers crib, but in this situation I will take a chance. The possibilities of a 16 or 17 point hand just cant be ignored. Lead the king and hope for the best.
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horus93
195 votes

Joined: December 2017

   
Tuesday 8:38 AM
With dealer in CPZ and us about 5 points short of ours no way am I throwing 2-3. This position calls for defense.

Sure we could hit a good cut and be dealing past 96 but only 12 cuts will accomplish this. Keeping 5-J-Q-K there's a high chance that we will end up at around 90 with dealer moving past 86 thus maintaining his positional advantage. It is better to play off and try to keep our opponent short of 86.
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