January 20, 2021
Total votes: 236 
cribbagepogo 3059 votes Joined: October 2007 
Wednesday 3:04 AM
In hindsight the 3 might have been better than A, I might get caught. 
james500 2777 votes Joined: June 2013 
Wednesday 3:10 AM
Need to cut an Ace, 2, 4, 5 or King.
With Qd cut, I'll shake my opponent's hand and concede. 
Rosemarie44 1820 votes Joined: March 2016 
Wednesday 3:54 AM
AJKK has 14 cuts that increase the value of the hand to 8 or 9 points. (444, 555 ,QQQ, K =8 pits.) (4D, 5D, QD, KD = 9 pts.) 
dec 5171 votes Joined: April 2008 
Wednesday 4:21 AM
So does the three plus five more diamonds for one. Lead card considered here? I went with the three , If I kept an ace probably the King. dec 
zeke76 862 votes Joined: August 2018 
Wednesday 5:20 AM
What James said. 
mfetchCT425 774 votes Joined: February 2009 
Wednesday 6:03 AM
Rather have the 3 to lead than the ace if we do get lucky and get a cut. 
wasa 1891 votes Joined: November 2014 
Wednesday 6:15 AM
Kept cards which had the most cuts for 6 or more points. If my crystal ball was working, I would have won the lottery by now! 
HfxKen 291 votes Joined: February 2020 
Wednesday 6:35 AM
I think you have to look at which cards will give you a " Hail Mary" shot at 7 points.
On this keep there are 4 twos, 4 fives, 4 Queens and a King of diamonds. That means there are 17 cards that can get me out. ( of course, dealer may a few of them). Now that I got the cut have to keep dealer at bay 
RubyTuesday 670 votes Joined: January 2019 
Wednesday 6:44 AM
Don’t ask me for next week’s lottery numbers judging by my inability to spot which card will be cut. 
Jazzselke 1728 votes Joined: March 2009 
Wednesday 6:53 AM
Close on the number of cuts with the top 3 choices. Like Mike's thought on the 3 lead. 
glmccuskey 3342 votes Joined: April 2011 
Wednesday 7:03 AM
I like the three lead. 
mrob2199 587 votes Joined: February 2009 
Wednesday 7:56 AM
I think those hold gives us the most chances to winthe 3JKK has the most cards to put us out(4 twos,4 fives,4 queens,and the K of diamonds,plus the other king would give us 6)so 13 cuts to win and 1 cut to get to 120the A3KK has 7 cuts that put us out(3 aces and 4 twosbut 10 cuts to put us at 120(4 fours ,4 fives and 2 kings)so you can debate which is betterhowever if we don’t get a cut the A3 KK at least has a shot at pegging 5we can lead the K and afford to give up a 15 to get the count up to 25 with our other Kthen we force the dealer to make decisions if he has lower cardshe probably wouldn’t play a 3 to make the count 28 and endangering a 31 for 4so he could play a 2( not really thinking that he’s putting us on an A3KK hand here)obviously this is a low scenario pegging outcome but it’s still in playso to sum it up do you prefer 13 guaranteed cuts to put you outwith 1 more to get you to 120 but almost zero chance to peg if you miss the cutor 7 cuts that put you out with 10 that get you to 120 and a somewhat realistic shot to peg 5? I prefer the latter 
Gougie00 4558 votes Joined: March 2008 
Wednesday 9:53 AM
I wish I kept the Jack ... Drat ...
Lead a King and perhaps trap a 2. Otherwise, smile like a gentleman and accept the loss. 
JCM 482 votes Joined: April 2019 
Wednesday 9:55 AM
My reasoning is basically what mrob said above. Lots of ways to hit 120 and peg out next hand, with this hold. 
JCM 482 votes Joined: April 2019 
Wednesday 9:56 AM
What has happened to JQT? Anyone know anything about that? 
HaydenSr 315 votes Joined: April 2020 
Wednesday 10:58 AM
Regarding JQT, I reached out to a relative of his and recently heard back. Sounds like he is fine, just away from internet for whatever reason. Hope to hear from him soon. I have no other information. 
superdow 73 votes Joined: February 2016 
Wednesday 11:11 AM
Q,5,4 cut will win slightly better than KK A3 hold 
SallyAnn3 273 votes Joined: March 2020 
Wednesday 12:20 PM
Trying for an 8 hand since not much good comes from holding faces to peg out with.

dgergens 780 votes Joined: January 2018 
Wednesday 1:27 PM
It's a numbers game. This seemed like most possibilities for enough points. 
Ras2829 4020 votes Joined: November 2008 
Wednesday 2:09 PM
If choosing an offense or optimal pegging strategy, combined value (pegs/hand score favor this choice. Having said that the hands with the slightly greater potential score are AJKK or 3JKK. For those who held in that manner, they have acquired a win if avoiding pegs. As indicated earlier if wishing to limit dealer pegs, the 3 is much preferable to the ace with those Xpointers. Seeing that lousy starter card, knowing that I have only two points, got to lead a King and hope to pick off a stray deuce at end of pegging sequence. Very grim prospects that can win with a twopoint first count. Don't think there need be any serious concern for the discard to dealer as crib is not likely to be scored with dealer needing five points to win. 
Coeurdelion 4475 votes Joined: October 2007 
Wednesday 3:19 PM
I think there are probably three choices  A3KK (8J), AJKK (38) and 3JKK (A8):
A3KK has 4 cuts for 9pts (2222), 3 cuts for 8pts (AAA) and 10 cuts for 6pts (4444, 5555, KK). AJKK has 12 cuts for 8pts (4444, 5555, QQQQ), one cut for 7pts (KD)and 1 cut for 6pts (K). 3JKK has 12 cuts for 8pts (2222, 5555, QQQQ), one cut for 7pts (KD) and 1 cuts for 6pt(K). A3KK has fewer cuts for 7pts plus but has 10 cuts for 6pts needing to peg 1pt compared to only 1 cut for 6pts for the other two hands. So I'll throw 8J. 
HalscribCLX 4225 votes Joined: February 2008 
Wednesday 3:38 PM
At 114116* playing a Bold strategy for the pegging the most important factors are Win/Loss %s:
Offense__________Peg Out %___Win % 3JKK ____________1.6_______36.1 AJKK_____________0.3_______35.8 A3KK_____________0.3_______35.4 Offense_________Dlr Peg Out %___Loss % 3JKK ____________0.1__________63.9 AJKK_____________0.1__________64.2 A3KK_____________0.3__________64.6 3JKK has the best chance of Pegging Out and the best chanceof winning so I'll select A8 to discard. After the Q cut I'll lead a K and play Defense: Lead____________Dealer's Pegging Pts._____Win % 3_____________________(2.69)_____________78.6 J_____________________(2.80)_____________74.4 K_____________________(2.82)_____________84.8 Although the 3 lead is lowest for Dealer's Pegging Pts. the K lead has the highest Win %. 