Today's results so far

*** This hand was suggested by MiketheExpert
47*-50  ?
74%
19%
3%
1%
0%
Total votes: 136
james500
3111 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Thursday 3:04 AM
Even when 5X is wrong, it's not usually wrong by much.

Cuts of 6,9 or T can still create a valuable hand.
glmccuskey
3492 votes

Joined: April 2011

   
Thursday 3:10 AM
I’ll keep the sure 10 points.
Sally3 says: I hope you went back to bed, Gary! 4am sigh
Sally3
96 votes

Joined: October 2021

   
Thursday 3:30 AM
Flush tempted me, 6/9 in my crib is not thrilling, and I'd rather keep 5/6 together.
mrob2199
852 votes

Joined: February 2009

   
Thursday 3:59 AM
Oh no I’m off the Sally bandwagon today !!! But thank you to Gary for picking me up and letting me jump on his-keeping the 8 point flush with the guaranteed 2 in the crib-we are looking for the same cards to be cut no matter how we hold the hand so might as well keep the extra 2 points-especially if the cut is a dud
Sally3
96 votes

Joined: October 2021

   
Thursday 4:12 AM
I gave you are hard shove, is why! lol
mrob2199 says: I felt it too!!!!! My 2nd choice would have been K5 to the crib-you only keep 6 points here and throw KJ to the crib-not exactly a big crib waiting to happen
Andy (muesli64)
2065 votes

Joined: August 2009

   
Thursday 4:26 AM
Keep the flush - more points.
dec
5514 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Thursday 5:08 AM
Now maybe the other shoe to drop a flush in the crib! dec
Gougie00
4894 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Thursday 5:12 AM
Nice puzzle. I will hold the flush.
Sally3
96 votes

Joined: October 2021

   
Thursday 5:18 AM
scottcrib says: Not 1, not 2, but 3 posts from Sally today!
Donj
343 votes

Joined: January 2018

   
Thursday 5:44 AM
Donj
343 votes

Joined: January 2018

   
Thursday 5:46 AM
I don’t usually post on the site but I enjoy reading everyone’s reasoning for their choices. However, today I want offer my condolences for a true gentleman and great cribbage player. Al Miller. Rest In Peace.
scottcrib says: Well said.
Inushtuk1 says: Oh no! RIP
HfxKen
535 votes

Joined: February 2020

   
Thursday 6:21 AM
Could there be a fairly rare crib flush in my future.
JQT
3338 votes

Joined: October 2008

   
Thursday 6:26 AM
Without the FLUSH, it would be a simple matter of choosing between Toss (5 J) and Toss (5 K), and normally I prefer Toss (5 J).

But a potential RUN might make Toss (5 K) a better way to go.

And yet it seems easier with the FLUSH, so Toss (6d 9d) is how I will split this hand. Even though Toss (6 9) is an "Also Ran" Dealer Discard, I think Eight Points in Hand with the FLUSH will make this the best choice.
Jazzselke
1985 votes

Joined: March 2009

   
Thursday 6:41 AM
10 combined points to start, despite breaking up the 699.
MiketheExpert
302 votes

Joined: April 2021

   
Thursday 6:51 AM
For some reason, this choice seems a lot more obvious now than it was during the actual game, and I can't help but wonder if some element should have been changed to make for a somewhat more challenging puzzle. Perhaps changing the relative score might have made the choice more difficult and goal of obtaining a certain "needed" number of combined points. As it is, we are on target and there seems to be no compelling reason to deviate from an optimal strategy at this point. So why not keep a combined 10 pts while keeping a strong flush and (6 9) crib throw.

I suppose some may love to keep the (6 9 9) combo together and toss (5 K), due to the large difference between the 2 crib values, negative delta of (6 9), and "max" hand potential of (6 9 9 J).

Btw, if dealer and pone were reversed at this score, I think my (6 9) toss remains the same, although this is now going into your opponent's crib.
MiketheExpert says: Maybe the tough decision would be between (6d 9d) and (Js Ks) if we are pone instead..?
Fender Bass
210 votes

Joined: July 2021

   
Thursday 7:15 AM
I'll throw 6/9 in my own crib. Seems like every time I throw it to my opponent I get burned.
wasa
2225 votes

Joined: November 2014

   
Thursday 7:27 AM
It pays to flush.
zeke76
1128 votes

Joined: August 2018

   
Thursday 7:48 AM
As wasa said, it pays to flush.
Inushtuk1
785 votes

Joined: July 2016

   
Thursday 8:09 AM
An 8 point flush is worth more than 4 cuts for the double run. But what a doozie of a puzzle Mike.
Inushtuk1 says: Also with close decisions like this ,there is no reason not to start with 10 combined points as Rob said above. Play off the lead.