# impossible scores

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?

### possible 19 piont hand

I was dealt J hearts, J clubs, 10 hearts, 9 hearts and 5 hearts was cut I counted it several times it comes out to 19 points 8 for double run 6 for 15s 4 for hearts and 1 for nobs = 19

### Flush

This is not poker. ALL of the cards in your hand must the the same suit in order to score points. If all of the cards in your hand were the same suit, then you could not have a double run. Your hand was worth 15, not 19.

### You don't get to count "4 for

You don't get to count "4 for hearts" because you don't have four hearts in your hand.

Total = 15 pts.

### Why can't you get a 30 in

Why can't you get a 30 in crib?

This baffles me.

Say I am dealing.

My hand has 4 5's in it.

I turn any Jack.

Isn't that Jack worth two points to me?

That would give me 30 instead of 29.

It is the same hand anyway you look at it.

Have I been playing wrong all of this time in counting 2 points for turning up the Jack?

### You get 30 points indeed.

You get 30 points indeed. But you don't get to say you have a 30-point hand.

You have for 5's.

When the Jack is turned, you score 2 points for His Heels.

Then you play and peg.

Then everyone counts their hand.

As dealer, you count your hand last, and your hand is worth 28 points.

So you did score 30 points total. But the hand itself is 28.

### 19

You are dealt:
5 of diamonds
5 of clubs
5 of hearts
Jack of hearts

The cut card is: 10 of hearts

That would be 19

5+5+5 equals ? This is probably one of the most miscounted hands in all of cribbage. You have 21 points here, not 19. 3 fives and two face cards always scores AT LEAST 20 points.

### Let's count fifteens first:

Let's count fifteens first:

J+5 three times = 6
10+5 three times = 6
5+5+5 = 2

So, total for the fifteens = 14 .

Pairs Royal (three of a kind) = 6.

And Nobs (Jack of the turn-up suit) = 1.

Total = 14 + 6 + 1 = 21 !