June 29, 2020

*** This hand was suggested by thelawnet
77-67*  ?
Total votes: 230
1618 votes

Joined: March 2016

Monday 3:15 AM
Tossed the safer of the two choices that I see today, A-T (A-3). This hand has more cuts for improvement to maximum of 8 points.
28 votes

Joined: June 2020

Monday 3:22 AM
373 votes

Joined: February 2009

Monday 3:23 AM
No matter what we do here we will not be getting onto 4th street so the best defense will be our goal here-the Ace -10 discard with a 4 already in our hand fits the bill here-a number of cuts also hit our 3489 hold-a 2,3,or 7 cut give us at least 7 and the hand could peg fairly well-lead the 3 and peg defensively
28 votes

Joined: June 2020

Monday 3:24 AM
Keeping the Run , leading the 4 , my opponent never pairs is 4 lead
4928 votes

Joined: April 2008

Monday 3:26 AM
Since the maximum on several choices of discards is eight points I selected to go for wide on this one. This is a true ten point lead as far as par goes. Goal to reach ninety five for us is eighteen, for them is twenty eight. Game management to me would be defense on discard and pegging. Sine we have five points now I will lead the three here for a check possibility play. dec
197 votes

Joined: January 2020

Monday 3:30 AM
I believe this is what I tossed. Then led A hoping for AX4 for 2.
633 votes

Joined: January 2018

Monday 4:06 AM
Yes, sacrificing a known point. But I think this is better for pegging and balking.
4325 votes

Joined: March 2008

Monday 4:39 AM
I chanced the A3, looking for an 8,9,10. Lead the 8 and try to muster a few points.
584 votes

Joined: February 2009

Monday 5:01 AM
I think we should protect our advantageous board position today and discard defensively with this hand. So it’s A-10 for me and keep the pair of touching cards. There are a few cuts that will improve this hand to an average hand or close to average (2,3,4,7,8). Would lead the 3 as we have the 9 to counter if it’s paired.
2546 votes

Joined: June 2013

Monday 5:18 AM
Every cut from a 2 through to a 10 is helpful.

A wee bit of negative delta, (reduced availability of helpful cards), working against my discard of 10-A. Having 3-4 in my hand reduces the likelihood of Dealer having discarded 2-3 or A-4, similarly the presence of 8-9 reduces the likelihood of them finding an 8-9-10 run when the crib cards are turned over.

3 lead, covered by the 9.
27 votes

Joined: June 2020

Monday 5:26 AM
Many good reasons for holding this hand already given. As James said...cuts 2-10 are very helpful. With this score I play defense and try to maintain my advantage as I move toward 95.
3188 votes

Joined: April 2011

Monday 5:43 AM
It’s all been said above. Lead the three.
1514 votes

Joined: March 2009

Monday 6:07 AM
Ditto, agree, ibid.
900 votes

Joined: June 2016

Monday 6:32 AM
Most cuts, etcetera, etcetera - blanking the crib, etcetera, etcetera - highest potential etcetera, etcetera - pegging etcetera, etcetera. Since everybody stated what I wanted to say.....
747 votes

Joined: December 2017

Monday 7:28 AM
+17/-3, I'm going to throw a balk if I reasonably can.
Andy (muesli64)
1772 votes

Joined: August 2009

Monday 1:27 PM
We are in front so worst option for oppo. A - 10.
4245 votes

Joined: October 2007

Monday 3:01 PM
I think it's between 4-8-9-10 (A-3) and 3-4-8-9 (A-10):

4-8-9-10: 3pts - 5pts (Schell: 5.07) = -2pts

3-4-8-9: 2pts - 4½pts (Schell: 4.48) = -2½pts


4-8-9-10: Improves with AAA, 2222, 333, 444, 5555, 6666, 7777, 888, 999, 101010, JJJJ = 38 cuts = 38/46 = 82.6% up to 6/8pts with 7777, 888, 999, 101010 = 13 cuts.

3-4-8-9: Improves with 2222, 333, 444, 5555, 6666, 7777, 888, 999, 101010 = 31 cuts = 31/46 = 67.4% up to 5/6/7/8pts with 2222, 333, 444, 5555, 7777, 888, 101010 = 24 cuts.


We're 7pts ahead of 3rd street positional holeand Opponent is 3pts short. I'll play Defense to try to maintain that advantage.


Playing Defense I think 3-4-8-9 will peg better.


4-8-9-10 is better for starting value by ½pt and it has more cuts for improvement although it only has 13 cuts for 6/8pts and 3-4-8-9 has 24 cuts for 5-8pts I think it will have the edge. So even though I think 3-4-8-9 may peg a little better I'll throw the A-3.
2883 votes

Joined: October 2008

Monday 3:03 PM
Toss (9 T) seems tempting, but the position calls for Toss (A T). And holding onto that RUN? I would not place it among the top three choices today! I might lead the 8 Card, just to say that I did.
4013 votes

Joined: February 2008

Monday 3:05 PM
At 77-67* playing a Defense strategy for the pegging the dynamic expected averages and win/Loss %s are:

Defense__Hand__Pegs___Crib____Total_____W3 %___W4 %

Defense_____L3 %___L4 %

3-4-8-9 is best for expected averages by 0.02pt and is slightly best for Win %s. It is also slightly best for Loss %s so I'll select A-10 to discard.

After the 5 cut I'll lead the 4 and play Defense:

Lead________Dealer's Pegging Pts.
3784 votes

Joined: November 2008

Monday 3:43 PM
Dealer shot of 3rd Street CZ (69-73) and that makes the desion much easier. Will lead the defensivce 4 (although the trey is tempting. Am playing def., def., def. all the way. Had I been playing offense, would have led the 8 as suggested by JQT. The "sweet-16" offers anopporutnity to close the count at 31 if dealer plays cards that total 15.