October 13, 2020

*** This hand was suggested by scottcrib
116*-88  ?
41%
27%
17%
6%
1%
1%
1%
0%
0%
0%
Total votes: 214
scottcribWhat's going to help me peg out in order to get the skunk?
dec
5039 votes

Joined: April 2008

   
Tuesday 3:06 AM
Eleven count and I would play off with a six with a face card lead. dec
james500
2649 votes

Joined: June 2013

   
Tuesday 3:10 AM
J-5 from me. 9-2 eleven and Q-6 sixteen might score a few pegs, not five of them though.
JQT
2988 votes

Joined: October 2008

   
Tuesday 4:28 AM
Let's shoot for both the (15-2) and the (31-2) with our 5 Card and 6 Card, respectively, and then try to use our second two-card "Magic Eleven" cards (2 9) to score another (31-2), and attempt to get the SKUNK!
Rosemarie44
1705 votes

Joined: March 2016

   
Tuesday 4:47 AM
Kept the peggers - two magic elevens.
scottcrib
386 votes

Joined: August 2019

   
Tuesday 5:18 AM
I think it's going to be tough to peg 5 points without either a J cut or a run.
Gougie00
4425 votes

Joined: March 2008

   
Tuesday 6:04 AM
I kissed goodbye the skunk. 5 holes is too much to peg.
Mark6
128 votes

Joined: June 2020

   
Tuesday 6:42 AM
Not likely but going for the skunk
cribbagepogo
3011 votes

Joined: October 2007

   
Tuesday 7:34 AM
I want pegging cards. Take all I can get and take a chance.
warquaker
88 votes

Joined: July 2020

   
Tuesday 8:15 AM
Much puzzled by today's puzzle. We can't lose this can we? What lesson is being taught? Time to read the other comments.
Ras2829
3887 votes

Joined: November 2008

   
Tuesday 9:39 AM
Frankly would not be overly concerned with getting the skunk unless playing for $5/$10 , $50/$100, or needing that one extra point to qualify in an ACC sanctioned tournament. Dealer pegs 5 less than 20% of the time although these cards offer a better chance to do so than many. You might note how the pegging could unfold to follow, and the best cards to do that are 2-5-6-9. The 2-5 have high pegging value and the 6-9 have moderate pegging value. In addition, these cards contain two "magic 11's" (5-6 and 2-9). Also one of those nifty "sweet 16's" (2-5-9) is staring dealer in the face. Needing five pegs for the skunk, dealer has got to grab the first two, needs to make both "eleven's from heaven" work. If a Q or K lead, play the 9 in first pegging series, if 10/J, play the deuce. Hold the 5-6 for the second pegging round.
SallyAnn3
173 votes

Joined: March 2020

   
Tuesday 9:40 AM
I was taught to get the win first, not the skunk--unless in a big money tourney, I'm going this way
usacoder
423 votes

Joined: August 2019

   
Tuesday 10:35 AM
If pone starts off with a A, 2, 3, 4, 7 or an 8 then I'm following up with Q. Anything else I'll get a 15 for 2.
Coeurdelion
4354 votes

Joined: October 2007

   
Tuesday 1:16 PM
To gain the skunk we need to peg 5pts before Pone pegs 3pts. I think probably 2-5-6-9 will be the best pegging hand with 2 magic elevens and the lower cards. So I'll throw J-Q.
HalscribCLX
4111 votes

Joined: February 2008

   
Tuesday 2:27 PM
At 115*-88 playing a Defense strategy for the pegging the Win %s and chances of Skunking opponent are:

Defense______Win %________Skunk %
2-5-6-9______99.6__________13.5
2-5-6-Q______99.3__________11.2
2-5-6-J______99.1__________11.0
2-5-9-J______99.2__________10.8
2-5-9-Q______99.0___________9.1
2-6-9-Q_____100.0___________8.2
2-6-9-J_____100.0___________8.0
2-5-J-Q_____100.0___________7.7
5-6-9-J_____100.0___________7.6
5-6-9-Q_____100.0___________7.1
5-6-J-Q_____100.0___________5.5
5-9-J-Q_____100.0___________5.1
2-9-J-Q______99.0___________3.9
6-9-J-Q_____100.0___________3.5
2-6-J-Q______97.7___________1.6

The choice depends on how much we need the skunk. Several hands will be certain of a win ( to within 1 in 2000) but the best of these to score the skunk is 2-6-9-Q with 5-J to the crib. However if we need the skunk the best chance of achieving this is 2-5-6-9. If playing for double stakes for the skunk I'll select J-Q to discard.

After the A cut I'll play Optimally (cautious offense) to the lead.
GNXXXVI
30 votes

Joined: August 2020

   
Tuesday 11:44 PM
yup
scottcrib
386 votes

Joined: August 2019

Wednesday 6:22 AM