April 21, 2017

*** This hand was suggested by Inushtuk1
45*-50  ?
Total votes: 173

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BigFoot Bob
432 votes

Joined: April 2016

Friday 3:20 AM
I wanted to keep the small run and hate throwing the 10-K to my Craig's so opted for the 7-K to the table.
493 votes

Joined: March 2016

Friday 4:20 AM
Out of the three tosses: 7-K, 10-K, and 7-10, the combined value (expected average hand plus crib) was the highest by a slight amount by tossing 7-10 to my crib.
3639 votes

Joined: April 2008

Friday 4:58 AM
I loath K-10 to my crib but not too keen on 10-7 that one has minimal crib results often so let seven help build up some possible fifteens in the main hand. If anything this could be a decent pegging hand and we do need to pick up the pace here. dec
174 votes

Joined: November 2016

Friday 5:19 AM
I sacrificed a point to put 3-4 in the crib. Perhaps not ideal.
2315 votes

Joined: April 2011

Friday 5:24 AM
Need to keep the 3-4-5 together. I like the 7-10 rather than 10-K. I'll peg aggressively.
1445 votes

Joined: June 2013

Friday 5:38 AM
I can't get excited about X-7 or T-K, but can't quite justify reducing my hand for 3-4. It was tempting though.
3178 votes

Joined: March 2008

Friday 6:09 AM
Want to keep the 345 together. What combination might create some sparks in the crib? I am guessing 7-10. I'd like to be at hole 60 at the end of this deal, and the cut might get me there. Would it be too much to ask that my opponent not get to 60? I can only control me, and I'll play offensive.
89 votes

Joined: March 2016

Friday 7:46 AM
Pone loves to toss me Ks so I'll toss one too. Offense.
2672 votes

Joined: November 2008

Friday 9:50 AM
Like this puzzle as it mirrors a frequent number of factors in dealer decision making commonly found. The nature of the game causes folks to look for something solid to toss to their crib. Unfortunately half the time, you just dump the garbage to your crib. In this case 3-4-5-7 has the edge on hand score by nearly half a point and picks up nearly half a point on pegging. Goodbye 10-K, the lowest scoring choice possible of the 91 to own crib. Holding 3-4-5-7 more than offsets the slightly higher crib average with 7-K or 7-10. BTW if insistent on discarding the 7-10 or 7-K, make it the latter. Neither are good discards although higher scoring than 10-K, the 7-K has a slightly higher average because of the frequent King discard to dealer crib. Why bother with either of those when potential hand score and potential pegs with retaining 3-4-5-7 negate any potential higher crib value? My choice as dealer at hole 45 (2nd street CPZ is 43-47) with opponent at 50 is offense. With the cut of the four spot, know that I have 12 points in hand, a guaranteed peg, likely a small crib, so 3 pegs would be real good. If I have two points in the crib, would be at hole 63. Remember we have 4-7 "eleven from heaven" plus run prospects at the lower end of the hand and could pick up a 6 spot for a run with our 5-7. Need to have those things clearly in mind so if we miss one opportunity, we have a good chance to pickup on the other. Don't believe that opponent will score 19 points to reach 3rd street CPZ (69-73). If opponent were 55-58 RAS would choose an optimal pegging strategy. If already at 59, would have chosen defense.
190 votes

Joined: November 2016

Friday 1:20 PM
I have no problem tossing a 10 and K to crib if its necessary. My second choice was to discard the 10 and 7. Keeping the 3-4-5-7 has the same value as the 3-4-5-10 or K but better for pegging. I am down 5 points. Need to do a little pegging and hope for a good cut which I got.
239 votes

Joined: June 2016

Friday 1:24 PM
The only thing I liked about tossing the 10-K was that they were suited for a chance at that 1 in 20000 shot at a flushed crib.

3-4-5-7 gives me a better chance at getting to 61 hole. I only hope my opponent doesn't get to hole 65 or better.