December 2, 2018

*** This hand was suggested by troutsmith71 on ecribbage.com
8-11*  ?
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Rosemarie44
1034 votes

Joined: March 2016

   
Sunday 3:14 AM
Deciding to toss A-2 or A-3 are very close in statistics. Expected averages favor slightly tossing A-2.
Like the 3 card next to the 5 card in hand due to its proximity. If I am correct, this hand has 12 cuts that increase the value of the hand to 9, 10, or 12 points.
Tossing A-3, this hand has 8 cuts increasing the value of the hand to 10 or 12 points.
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james500
1973 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Sunday 4:15 AM
With 3h out of circulation, the chances that A-2 might form a run in the opponent's crib is lessened.
I'd planned to lead the 3, but after that cut I'll now lead 10h.
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dec
4284 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Sunday 4:51 AM
In the past I might have gone too defensive minded and went with 10-A. Starting with eight I better pick up the pace here. Playing a trend with crib distrubution not too tough here I am getting a lil more chancy the trade off I get back in return later. dec
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Gougie00
3723 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Sunday 5:43 AM
I love it when I guess right. A2 may not be worth anything in the other guy's crib.

Another soaking rain here in Massachusetts. Ugh. 5 degrees cooler, it would be snow.
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Jazzselke
1122 votes

Joined: March 2009

   
Sunday 7:22 AM
Too early in the game to get too defensive, so bye-bye A2. But the danger of the 23 toss by the dealer makes A2 more dangerous than it may seem. In a more critical position would throw A10 as mentioned by Dan #1.
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Ras2829
3212 votes

Joined: November 2008

   
Sunday 7:30 AM
At 8 holes will toss the A-2, retaining the trey in closer proximity to the 5 spt. Will lead the 10h after cutting a 10. Dealer will often pair such a lead, playing percentages that all four cards of a rank would not be in play. Starting with six points would seem preferable to holding 2-3-5-X although think the call might be closer than it appears.
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JQT
2486 votes

Joined: October 2008

   
Sunday 7:45 AM
If the Deuce and/or 5 Card were Heart Suits, then perhaps we would have had quite a puzzle.
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glmccuskey
2846 votes

Joined: April 2011

   
Sunday 8:39 AM
Looks like everyone is in agreement.
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Andy (muesli64)
1419 votes

Joined: August 2009

   
Sunday 10:37 AM
Yes, thought A-10 throw not vastly different
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joekayak
577 votes

Joined: May 2016

   
Sunday 3:41 PM
OK. I'll speak for the minority. Went for defense. And ask why? From the look of the comments-too early for that? Wrong position?
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