# impossible scores

Submitted by Visitor on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 06:02

My brother and I were talking about impossible hands to get. We have always known that 19 is an impossible hand to get. It has even been passed down in our family that if you get a 0 when counting a hand that you got a 19. But we were trying to figure out if a 25, 26, or 27 was possible. Can any one clear this up for us and if you can get them, how?

## 25, 26 and 27

Yes, 25, 26 and 27 are all impossible cribbage scores, along with 19!

It might be interesting to try and prove it though!

## 19 hand

you are dealt;

Jack Clubs

King Hearts

Five Diamonds

Five Hearts

and the cut is;

Five Spades.

15's = 13 points

pairs = 6 points

Total 19 points. Simples.

## Re: 19 hand

Actually, your hand scores 15-12 and 6 for the pairs, making 18 in total.

If you think about it, 15s can never make an odd score as they are worth 2 points each.

## Actually, the correct score

Actually, the correct score is 20. 15-14 and 6 for the pairs.

## Re: Actually, the correct score

Quite right! I guess three fives make 15...

Good to know people are paying attention.

## Don't forget Nobs (the right Jack, as we say in our family)

The actual score would be 21. 14 points in 15's, three fives for six (or six fives, also as we say in our family), then the right jack (nobs) for a total of 21.

## I do not agree you have 15

I do not agree you have 15 -12 with the jack and king. the three fives make another 15 so it is 15 -14 and the three fives make 6 for 20 points. I'll take your 1 point you missed

## total 19 points

If the individual was dealt the jack of spades would this not create a score of 19 since you have the jack of nobs??

## error

15s equal up to 14 points ur incorrect its a twenty point hand

## 19 hand

I have a 19 hand;

I have in my hand;

Jack of Spades

Queen of Hearts

Five of Clubs

Five of Diamonds

The cut was then the Five of Spades

15s = 12 points

Three fives = 6 points

Jack of Trump = 1 point

Total of 19 points

Can this be possible??

WOW

## You know better don't you?

Of course it cannot be possible. That's why we call a blank hand a 19 hand. So, you've missed some points is all. I'm going to go way out on a limb and say it was the missing 2 points from the three 5's (for 15) that you missed. Score that hand 21.

## 5,5,5 is 15 that's 14 for 15

5,5,5 is 15 that's 14 for 15 plus 6 for 3 of a kind is 20 moron

## Re: yes you can get 19

Yes it does!! The correct way to count the point would be 15-12, then with the 6 pairs that would equal 18. But then the suprising twist would come with the nobs. This then gives the hand 19 points :) And I don't how but I was playing with my father and he did get 19. We counted that hand at least 10 times! And so this we now know is a lie.

## Re: yes you can get 19

Yes it does!! The correct way to count the point would be 15-12, then with the 6 pairs that would equal 18. But then the suprising twist would come with the nobs. This then gives the hand 19 points :) And I don't how but I was playing with my father and he did get 19. We counted that hand at least 10 times! And so this we now know is a lie.

## Don't forget the 5's!

It's not a lie... you aren't including the 5-5-5 as adding up to 15 for a seventh '15 for 2'!

Jack and each of the three 5's = 15's for 6 pts

(Total = 6 pts)

King and each of the three 5's = 15's for 6 pts

(Total = 12 pts)

The three 5's add up to 15 = 15 for 2 pts

(Total = 14 pts)

The three 5's for a Pair Royal = 6 pts

(Total = 20 pts)

And had the Jack been 'His Nobs' = 1 pt

(Total = 21 pts)

I hope that this is clear enough to put this one to bed for good.

## Don't Foreget the fives

The hand does not have his nobs as the jack does not match the turn card.

## 19 is impossible. This hand

19 is impossible. This hand is not 19. 20 or 21 with nobs. 19 is impossible.

## That is correct. 19 is

That is correct. 19 is impossible and so is 25, 26, 27 and all counts above 29. Everything else from 0-29 is possible except for 19, 25, 26, 27.