April 17, 2024

*** This hand was suggested by SallyAnn3
84*-85  ?
44%
41%
9%
2%
0%
0%
Total votes: 296
SallyAnn3I am playing against the man who has won the most ACC online tournies in history, so I am shaking in my boots! every game was close the whole way, so I am pleased with myself. Then I get this hand. Luckily, it's my crib, but still! I did beat him, and I won the tourney at GC :)
Gougie00
5762 votes

Joined: March 2008

 
 
 
Wednesday 3:17 AM
Trying it this way
Ras2829 says: Hi Gougie00: Congratulations on earning GOLD in GR cribbage. Noticed your name boldly printed in this issue of Cribbage World. Keep on pegging'!
Inushtuk1 says: Congrats Gougie00
Gougie00 says: Thank you. I was asked for a photo and short bio. But, I didn't want to. I still own Sally a picture of the time I was on Romper Room in 1960.
Inushtuk1 says: Good one.
mrob2199
1463 votes

Joined: February 2009

 
 
 
Wednesday 3:21 AM
Nice job sally!!! This hold provides the potential bingo cut of a 6( although 6789 does as well) -but it also provides a bit more pegging flexibility which is vital as the pone is at 85 and any unnecessary pegging points we give up could prove fatal
SallyAnn3 says: I think I did it this way. Ugh, I usually put that in the comment, but I was thrilled to beat Dan lol
SallyAnn3 says: I mean Mike! Though I am thrilled when I beat Dan, too.
dec says: hmmmm something for me to think about. j/k dec
MA2906Bptrs
225 votes

Joined: October 2023

 
 
 
Wednesday 3:22 AM
7,8 to the crib for me
sharp21
207 votes

Joined: January 2010

 
 
 
Wednesday 3:37 AM
I always try to preserve the 4-5-6 run, as I like the 3 card 15.

I've had this hand and 7-8 in the crib is the only one that makes sense. Plus the 9 goes nicely with the 6!

Decision gets trickier when not your crib, but I'd throw the 4-5. Nit giving any immediate points that way while maxing my hand
Inushtuk1 says: Hi sharp21. I really don't want to burst your bubble; but as Pone tossing the (4-5), you are giving away a minimum of two points, and much more on average.
james500
3954 votes

Joined: June 2013

 
 
 
Wednesday 3:38 AM
4-5 and 7-8 both look good. Could well be pretty close between them in Hal's analysis later.

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dec
6392 votes

Joined: April 2008

 
 
 
Wednesday 4:33 AM
Averages 4-5 would be it. against Mike THIS TIME I play defense with this keep ( I want him to be not sold here ) . It would matter what Mike gets this time. Defense. dec
mfetchCT425
1424 votes

Joined: February 2009

 
 
 
Wednesday 5:24 AM
Great puzzle Sally and enjoyed our match! Nice job winning the tournament too! Looking forward to our next match - I need some revenge, lol.

I would normally toss 4-5 with this hand, but as Rob as iterated so well above, I like having the more flexible pegging hand (which includes the powerful defensive 5-6 magic 11). With pone at hole 85, we need to do all we can to keep them from getting to their 4th street position as dealer next round.
SallyAnn3 says: Thanks Mike! Looks like Raleigh for us.
Jazzselke
2608 votes

Joined: March 2009

 
 
 
Wednesday 5:35 AM
Agree whole-heartedly with Rob and Mike. In a more offensive situation 45 would be the ticket.
Ras2829
5186 votes

Joined: November 2008

 
 
 
Wednesday 5:46 AM
At hole 84 with opponent shoulder to shoulder will choose an optimal strategy (cautious offense) to include the pegging. Considered only discards of 4-5 and 7-8. The 4-5 has a slight edge in combined values although win/loss % might suggest 7-8 discard the better choice. The 4-5-6-9 does include an escape card from those three in sequence if choosing defense strategy. Notice the absence of Coeurdelion and HalscribCLX in recent days. Hope to see HalscribCLX analysis to gauge win/loss %. Will take pegs that appear reasonably safe. Will play off the lead unless a surprising mid-card lead. Would score 15-2 if 6/9 led. Will take what I can on 7/8 lead, score 15-2 and pick off a run one way or the other.
SallyAnn3 says: Noticed "other" absences as well. Maybe if JQT knew, he'd get off of the merry-go-round and come back here.
Ras2829 says: Hi SallyAnn3: Good puzzle by the way. At least one of those is not missed. Think JQT has some serious health problems; that could be contributing to his absence as well.
Ras2829 says: The 4-5 is a mighty fine discard and this hand starts with 10 points (8+2). The 4-5 connects so nicely with those highly favored discards of 6-X and A-X. The 4-5 scores 2 p0ints 6.386% compared to 7-8 at nearly three times that with 17.656%. The 4-5 and 7-8 score an equal number of cribs of 8+. The 4-5 average is 6.534 (642) 8/91 and 7-8 6.442 (3,670) 9/91. Could it be?
Inushtuk1
1517 votes

Joined: July 2016

 
 
 
Wednesday 6:17 AM
I chose defense as my strategy; but with all those mid-cards in my hand this keep should be safe. It's been my experience that 6-7-8-9 is much more awkward for n/d when choosing defense than Dealer. I too hope Couerdelion, and HalscribCLX will be back today.
Inushtuk1 says: Playing defense to the lead I will dump my 8 on a J,Q, or K lead. The 10 lead will see my 7, breaking up the run as best I can. (15-2) a 9, 8, 7, or 6. Yeah right. Maybe I should have kept 4-5-6-9. lol. lead
Inushtuk1 says: The 5 lead will see my 8 to break up the run somewhat. The 4 lead will also play my 8, as I see a 3 on the deck. The 3 lead will see my 7 as I know where one of the 5's is, and I'm putting a bit of space between the remaining cards. The 2 lead will see my 8 for the same reasons as the 3 lead. The Ace lead will see my 8 for the same reason. If anyone disagrees with my choices let me know. I'd be happy to improve my defensive pegging, and yes it would have been easier to just do it Rob, Mike, Jazz, and sharp21's way. Lol.
MiketheExpert says: Hi Inushtuk. Great choices for the pegging and reasons behind it, I think I would do almost the same thing in each case you've mentioned.
Inushtuk1 says: Thanks Mike.
MiketheExpert
1153 votes

Joined: April 2021

 
 
 
Wednesday 6:56 AM
This decision is made somewhat closer than it would be ordinarily due to the demands of the position. But I'll still have to choose starting with an 8-pt run and top 10 throw (4 5) which is even superior to that of (7 8). In a way, I would consider the (4 5 6 9) only because of the (5-6) magic-11 and the separation which could constitute an escape card. I definitely don't want to get into a pegging war at this stage, but I might have to take a net gain while giving up a few if the situation warrants. The potential strength of hand and crib means I may have the ability to make it a long way down the board, which is what needs to happen if pone gets into good position (say hole 97-98) to open next deal.
Sgt Pegger
305 votes

Joined: July 2017

 
 
 
Wednesday 7:28 AM
All those in favor of this hand have already spoke for me! 7/8 to the crib.
SallyAnn3
933 votes

Joined: March 2020

 
 
 
Wednesday 10:14 AM
Thanks for all of the insights. Nice to see that there is no consensus I forgot what I held and what I tossed in trying to absorb it all. Like it when the real cut is in the comment. Sigh. I guess that today I was in this mood, to put a 5 in my crib.
SallyAnn3 says: I'm thinking thta I must have held it this way, and got the lucky kabangi 6 cut, with a good crib to fly down the board.
wasa
3048 votes

Joined: November 2014

 
 
 
Wednesday 11:04 AM
Maybe I'll learn, but probably not. Live and don't learn - that's me!
wasa says: I should mention that I figure my opponent will be dealing from about hole 95 next. Hence, the 9 as the escape card may help reduce their peggs, as the closer they are to 121 the more likely they will win the game (based on 26 theory).
ZulwarnGames
151 votes

Joined: November 2022

 
 
 
Wednesday 11:28 AM
I debated 4-5 and 7-8 for this one. Counting the 4-5 as at least 2 points in the crib, it seems to have the biggest potential. BUT, I really wanted a wide card with which to play off during pegging with the 4-5-6-9 AND the Magic 11 with the 6-5. Seems pretty split today!
Ras2829 says: Hi ZulwarnGames: Although your choice differs from mine. Your logic rings true. Always lovely in this game to hear the rationale for the decision made.
ZulwarnGames says: Thank you so much for the encouraging words!
RubyTuesday
936 votes

Joined: January 2019

 
 
 
Wednesday 2:26 PM
I threw 7 8. I thought of throwing 4 5, but like this hand better then the 4 consecutive cards.