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  • Cribbage tournament rules   17 weeks 5 days ago

    Although counting audibly is not required, you have been looking at your full hand the entire pegging round, so most of the time you already know how many points you have in your hand. It would be unfair to your opponent to lay your cards down for 3 seconds and peg without allowing them time to see what you have. As far as counting 15's first, it is not a requirement; however many people find that it is easier to count in that matter.

  • Cribbage tournament rules   17 weeks 5 days ago

    Counting audibly is absolutely required. You have been looking at your full hand the entire pegging round, so most of the time you already know how many points you have in your hand. It would be unfair to your opponent to lay your cards down for 3 seconds and peg without allowing them time to see what you have. As far as counting 15's first, it is not a requirement; however many people find that it is easier to count in that matter

  • Cribbage rules - winning the game   18 weeks 3 days ago
    Yes

    You can end the game on any movement of the pegs that takes you into hole 121. That can be the cut of a jack, a go, or any scoring move.

  • Facts about cribbage   18 weeks 3 days ago

    Delynn Colvert, probably the greatest living cribbage player, has a book about playing cribbage. In that book, you will learn that the 'average' points that a player takes in a full round (dealer and non-dealer) is 26 points. That includes pegging and hand points. I highly recommend the book.

  • Playing 4th ace for 31   18 weeks 3 days ago

    You could theoretically play 3 Aces to 31, but cannot play all 4. Say you are holding 7, A, A, A as dealer and other player is holding X, X, X, A. (X=10 card) If they lead a 10, you play your 7, they play a 10, you place and Ace to 28, they play an Ace to 29, you have the remaining Aces for 30 and 31. So in this scenario you would score? Don't look...try and figure it out...20 points for pegging. You would get 6 points for your 2nd Ace, an 14 points for the 4th Ace because you hit 31 exactly.

  • scoring runs during play?   18 weeks 3 days ago

    You are allowed to score any points including pairs, 3-of-a-kind, runs or 15-twos while pegging.

  • scoring runs during play?   18 weeks 3 days ago

    Assuming the two jacks don't bring the count over 31, yes. Points are scored during play regardless of who played the previous cards.

  • Playing 4th ace for 31   18 weeks 4 days ago

    Easy. dealt 7 7 A A, opponent dealt 7 6 A A. Lead card: 7, then 7 for a pair, then 7 for trips, then 6 for no points, then A, then A for a pair, then A for trips, then A for quads and 31 count. Of course, there are many other combinations.

  • scoring runs during play?   18 weeks 5 days ago

    if player 1 is out of cards and I have 2 jacks after a 'go' do I get the points for paring myself?

  • scoring runs during play?   18 weeks 5 days ago

    if player 1 is out of cards and I have 2 jacks after a 'go' do I get the points for paring myself?

  • Playing 4th ace for 31   18 weeks 6 days ago

    I once played 4 aces for 31 in a game of four-handed cribbage. How can you possibly do it in two-handed cribbage?

  • Facts about cribbage   19 weeks 1 day ago

    This is not total score per deal, but just the points you get from scoring one hand - 4 cards plus the upcard - for combinations (2 for each 15, 2 for each pair, 1 point per card for a run or 4-5 card flush, 1 for the jack of the upcard suit). It doesn't include points pegged during the count to 31 or the dealer's crib (which is a whole extra hand to score), so your actual score for the deal will average higher.

    It's also not a statistical sample but the average score over every possible cribbage hand.

  • impossible scores   19 weeks 2 days ago

    You have one too many cards in your hand for cribbage you should only have 4 in your hand because you have to put two in the crib.

  • can anyone help with these rules?   19 weeks 3 days ago

    Multiple (Double, Triple, etc.) Runs in play are not counted. In your example Pone holds 4,4,5,4 and Dealer holds 2,3,1,2. Since total of all cards is 25 they will all be played before reaching 31. In the order you specified that the cards are played, the scoring would be as follows: 4 (no points); 4,2 (no points); 4,2,4 (no Points); 4,2,4,3 (3-points-{2,3,4}) for Dealer); 4,2,4,3,5 (4-points-{2,3,4,5}) for Pone; 4,2,4,3,5,1 (5-points-{1,2,3,4,5}) for Dealer; 4,2,4,3,5,1,4 (no points); and finally 4,2,4,3,5,1,4,2 (6-points-{1,2,3,4,5}+Last Card) for Dealer. In total, Dealer scores 14, which is very good and Pone scores 4, which is above average.

  • Cribbage rules - winning the game   20 weeks 4 days ago

    Cn you end the game on a go ?

  • scoring question   21 weeks 11 hours ago

    Lucky you. You counted it correctly

  • scoring question   21 weeks 11 hours ago

    Lucky you. You counted it correctly

  • scoring question   21 weeks 11 hours ago

    Yes you were

  • Die in the hole when pegging   21 weeks 11 hours ago

    This is what we call kitchen cribbage. You can make whatever rules you want. Make your wife wear boots, and you wear a skirt while playing it doesn't matter. These are not 'real' rules of cribbage and are made up. I answer to your question though, the two points for the pair are scored before the Go. Peg out and win the game. Real rules can be found at www.cribbage.org

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   21 weeks 11 hours ago

    I am assuming that you are talking about the act of pegging, or the 'play', the answer is yes, if the last card played also equals 15 then you get two for the 15 and one for the final Go. Remember that a Go is when no other player can play a card closer to 31 than the one that you have played regardless of when this happens.

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   21 weeks 11 hours ago

    Yes, hitting 31 exactly while ending in a 3-card run would be five points. Great pegging!

  • Three and four-handed cribbage   21 weeks 16 hours ago

    I believe so, C may also get points for completing a run or double.

  • Three and four-handed cribbage   21 weeks 16 hours ago

    I believe so, C may also get points for completing a run or double.

  • scoring runs during play?   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Yes, the last three cards at this point are 7-6-5 so that is a new run of three.

  • scoring runs during play?   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Yes, both runs are counted. Points are scored each time a card has been played.