Today's results so far

*** This hand was suggested by Andy (muesli64)
118*-114  ?
47%
12%
11%
10%
6%
2%
1%
1%
1%
1%
0%
0%
0%
Total votes: 137

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Rosemarie44
1034 votes

Joined: March 2016

   
Tuesday 3:38 AM
Look to the more experienced players today for the best hand to hold in this position.
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Gougie00
3723 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Tuesday 4:06 AM
One of the each.
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glmccuskey
2846 votes

Joined: April 2011

   
Tuesday 4:19 AM
I think the only choice is whether to keep the jack or queen. With non dealer needing seven points I think they would hold a jack vs queen if given a choice.
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zeke76
105 votes

Joined: August 2018

   
Tuesday 4:39 AM
Pegging puzzle. Kept a variety of cards.
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dec
4284 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Tuesday 4:44 AM
They may have had to keep a Jack to nab any possible points. dec
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Ras2829
3212 votes

Joined: November 2008

   
Tuesday 6:18 AM
Needing 3 pegs to win, will hold in this manner. If needed 4-6 pegs, would have held the double run. Ace-5 have high pegging value, 6-7-8-9 have moderate pegging value, J has low pegging value, and 10-Q-K have no pegging value. That's how RAS determines which cards to hold in situations where pegs are essential. Will take the first pegs offered since I need three.
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james500
1973 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Tuesday 6:31 AM
Generally, the lower the value of a card, the higher its pegging value. "Keep the four smallest" might be an appropriate tactic here then.
I'd like to try 4-5-6-J though, (the Jack specifically, for the reason explained by Gary and Dan), and am encouraged to see that others have thought the same.
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wasa
1037 votes

Joined: November 2014

   
Tuesday 6:38 AM
I agree with the above, only I chose the Q vs the J for reasons I can't really remember. In hindsight, I should have kept the J as others have said, it is more likely to be kept by my opponent and I need points to peg out. RAS knows the odds, but I'm guessing my opponent has more than a 50% chance to have enough points (Don't have DeLynn's book with me...)
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Jazzselke
1122 votes

Joined: March 2009

   
Tuesday 7:17 AM
Best variety. Amazing 6 commenters out of 8 have chosen this, but 42% with 4556.
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cribbagepogo
2721 votes

Joined: October 2007

   
Tuesday 8:51 AM
I keep the J. People want the extra point and may hold that. I want to peg out.
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joekayak
577 votes

Joined: May 2016

   
Tuesday 10:48 AM
There are 45% holding the double run and a total of 43% holding X-4-5-6. I'm in that camp. Keep the magic 11 and hope to use it. Hindsight and Ras says keep the J instead of the Q. Not sure it makes any difference. Am not pairing the J on a J lead any way.
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JRCeagle78
578 votes

Joined: June 2016

   
Tuesday 12:27 PM
I'll stick with the majority. There is no logical reason to keep both 5's, it can only lead to trouble.
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dgergens
204 votes

Joined: January 2018

   
Tuesday 12:52 PM
A pair or 15 and a go, that's all we need. Four different cards. Sounds stupid now that I think about it, not even sure why I thought this way, but tossed the J to eliminate possibility of me getting paired.
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Coeurdelion
3678 votes

Joined: October 2007

   
Tuesday 1:13 PM
I think 4-5-5-6 may peg the best?
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HalscribCLX
3438 votes

Joined: February 2008

   
Tuesday 1:30 PM
At 118*-114 playing an Optimal strategy the chances of pegging out are:

Optimal__________Peg Out %
4-5-5-Q____________74.1
4-5-5-J____________73.0
4-5-6-J____________72.6
4-5-6-Q____________72.6
5-5-6-Q____________71.9
4-5-5-6____________71.5
5-5-6-J____________71.1
4-5-J-Q____________64.9
5-6-J-Q____________62.0
5-5-J-Q____________60.9
4-6-J-Q____________56.2

4-5-5-Q has the best chance of pegging out so I'll select 6-J to discard.

After the 9 cut I'll play Defense to the lead.
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