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<h2>What is Five Hundred Cribbage?</h2>
<p>I am indebted to Mr Herb Barge who sent me scans of a book written by a distant relative of his in the 30s, Thomas B. Stauff. This book, entitled "Rules of Play governing '500' Cribbage, Thomas system, a Modern Version of Cribbage", appears to be a fairly radical re-working of the game.</p>
<p><a href="http://cribbagecorner.com/500-cribbage" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://cribbagecorner.com/500-cribbage#comments15500 cribbageboardsflushgopairstraightvariantsSat, 28 Nov 2009 00:57:58 +0000admin552 at http://cribbagecorner.comCounting 4-4-4-3-3
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<p>Juli emailed us to ask:</p>
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could you help solve an argument.<br />
The hand is 4-4-4-3 with another 3 turned up.<br />
I counted 15-2, 15-4, 6pts for the 4s and 2pts for the pair of threes for a total point count of 12.<br />
Is this correct?
</p></blockquote>
<p>Juli,</p>
<p>Exactly right! The 4-4-4 makes 15 two ways, once with each of the 3s. There's a pair royal of 4s (6 points) and a pair of 3s, no runs, flushes or nobs equals 12 points total.</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/549#commentsCribbage rules15countingflushnobspairquestionsTue, 17 Nov 2009 13:03:50 +0000admin549 at http://cribbagecorner.comCribbage rules - the play
http://cribbagecorner.com/cribbage-rules-play
<p>(Previous section: <a href="/cribbage-rules-turnup">Cribbage rules - the turn-up</a>)</p>
<h2>The count</h2>
<p>Following the <a href="/cribbage-rules-basic">deal</a>, the <a href="/cribbage-rules-discard">discard</a> and the <a href="/cribbage-rules-turnup">turn-up</a>, the hand proper begins.</p>
<p>In the playing phase of Cribbage, the players take it in turns to lay down a card, trying to make the running total equal to certain values. The non-dealer plays first and states the value of her card (for example, "ten" for a Jack). Court cards count ten (together with the face 10 they are known as the 'ten-cards', or 'tenth cards'). Ace counts one.</p>
<h2>15 and 31</h2>
<p>The dealer then plays a card, the value of which is added to the current running total. The player who makes the total exactly 15 scores two points ("fifteen-two"). Two points are also awarded for making 31. Additionally, you score a point if your opponent cannot play without going over 31 ("one for the go", or just "one for go"). You must play if you can (<a href="/renege">reneging</a> is against the rules).</p>
<h2>Pairs</h2>
<p>If your card is the same rank as the last card played, you score two for a pair. If your opponent plays a third card of the same rank, he scores 6 for a "pair royal" (three of a kind). Four of a kind scores 12 ("double pair royal").</p>
<h2>Runs</h2>
<p>If the last 3 cards played form a sequence, the player making the sequence scores 3 for a "run". For example, 3-4-5 makes a run of 3 and so scores 3 for the player laying down the 5. If the opponent then plays a 6 (or a 2) to extend the sequence to 4 cards, she scores 4, and so on as long as the sequence is unbroken.</p>
<p>Sequence do not have to be in order. For example, if the play goes 7-9-6, you can then play an 8 to score 4 for a run of 4.</p>
<p><a href="/cribbage-rules-go">Continue to Cribbage rules - the go</a></p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/cribbage-rules-play#comments1531acegojackpairplayrenegerulesrunsFri, 30 Oct 2009 01:55:29 +0000admin529 at http://cribbagecorner.comThanksgiving family feud
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/515
<p>Jason Massie writes:</p>
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Dear Cribbage Corner,</p>
<p>I am hoping someone can settle a Thanksgiving day dilema. We had a hand of 2-2-3-8 and a 2 was cut. How many points is there, 10 or 12?
</p></blockquote>
<p>Jason,</p>
<p>This is not an easy hand to count at first glance, but let's take it step by step. First the 15s. The 8 and 3 make 11, so requiring 4 more to make 15. As there are three 2s, there are three sets of different pairs of 2s to do this with. Therefore three 15s, for six points.</p>
<p>(We know all 15-scoring combinations must include the 3, because there must always be an odd-numbered card - that's a time-saving tip!)</p>
<p>Now count pairs - we already agreed there are three pairs of 2s, for another six points. That's 12 altogether, so I hope your family can now be reunited and enjoy many more games of cribbage!</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/515#commentsCribbage rules15countingpairquestionsFri, 05 Jun 2009 14:06:27 +0000admin515 at http://cribbagecorner.comCounting 7-7-7-7-A
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<p>Danine Schlosser writes:</p>
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I have 4 sevens and 1 ace showing. What is the count?
</p></blockquote>
<p>Danine,</p>
<p>First count 15s. It is clear that a pair of 7s makes 15 with the Ace - but how many pairs of 7s are there in four 7s?</p>
<p>An easy way to remember this is to start by asking how many pairs there are in 2 cards. Obviously just one pair.</p>
<p>Now if you add another card, that card can pair with each of the previous cards - making 2 more pairs. So there are 3 pairs in 3 cards.</p>
<p>If we add another card again, that card can pair with each of the previous cards, making 3 more pairs. So there are 6 pairs in 4 cards.</p>
<p>That makes 6 15s, for 12 points in all.</p>
<p>Now we count pairs, and as we just worked out there are 6 pairs in your hand - for another 12 points. That's a total of 24!</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/511#commentsCribbage rules15countingpairquestionsMon, 01 Jun 2009 16:30:52 +0000admin511 at http://cribbagecorner.comHow to score 3-3-3-6-6
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/510
<p>On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 7:03 PM, james heap <james.heap2@ntlworld.com> wrote:<br />
> hi<br />
> could you please tell me what points i have in my hand three threes and a<br />
> six in hand six turned up</james.heap2@ntlworld.com></p>
<p>Hi James,</p>
<p>If we count 15s first, then the three 3s make 9 so they can make 15 in<br />
combination with each of the 6s - that's two 15s. In addition the two<br />
sixes make 12, so they can make 15 with each of the 3s - that's<br />
another 3 15s. Here are the scoring combinations:</p>
<pre>
3 3 3 6 = 15
3 3 3 6 = 15
3 6 6 = 15
3 6 6 = 15
3 6 6 = 15
</pre><p>That's 5 15s for 10 points total.</p>
<p>Now count pairs - a pair of 6s scores 2, and a pair royal of 3s scores<br />
6 (you can make 3 possible pairs from 3 of a kind). For pairs 8 points<br />
total.</p>
<p>There are no runs or flushes and you don't have the Jack of nobs, so<br />
the total is 10 + 8 = 18.</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/510#commentsCribbage rules15countingpairquestionsWed, 27 May 2009 12:53:27 +0000admin510 at http://cribbagecorner.comscoring 15-2
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<p>Although I've been playing Cribbage for quite a while, but recently I met a New player who threw me off balance by "his" rule which differed from what I've always followed. Here's how it went.</p>
<p>He threw down a king, and then I threw down a king, so I scored for a pair. But then he threw down a five, at which point he said he scored two points because his five and my king totalled fifteen. I DISagreed because the Three cards on the table add up to Twenty-five, so my opponent can Not score two points from count of fifteen. But my opponent objected by saying that he's counting just the TOP cards. Who is correct, my opponent or me? </p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/508#commentsGeneral15questionsMon, 13 Apr 2009 22:47:40 +0000Orville Smith508 at http://cribbagecorner.comScoring 3-4-5-6
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/507
<p>Dan R Clark writes:</p>
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If you have 3,4,5,6 in your hand,is this a 4 count or a 6 count?
</p></blockquote>
<p>The 4-5-6 makes 15, so that's 2 points, and there is a run of 4, so that's 6 points altogether.</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/507#commentsCribbage rules15countingquestionsrunsMon, 23 Feb 2009 11:21:33 +0000admin507 at http://cribbagecorner.comHow to score this cribbage hand
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/485
<p>north1mile writes:</p>
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My playing partner's hand consisted of a 10 & three 4s. The cut card was a 3. I thought this should be scored as a hand of eight points. He (and others) thought this should be scored as a hand of twelve points. So, just wondering, what is correct?
</p></blockquote>
<p>Look for the 15s first; the 10 can't make 15 with any combination of the other cards, and you need all of the others (4-4-4-3) to make one 15. So that's 2 points.</p>
<p>Now count pairs; three 4s gives you three pairs, for 6 points.</p>
<p>Runs and flushes there are none, and no points for nobs, so that makes 8 in all. You should ask your partner to explain where the remaining 4 points come from if he would like to claim them!</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/485#commentsCribbage rules15countingpairquestionsFri, 28 Nov 2008 10:30:49 +0000admin485 at http://cribbagecorner.comscoring
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/484
<p>During the game, if I lay a five and then a king, I know that's 15 and thus scored "fifteen-two." Can I then lay a 10 and add it too my original five to make a new 15 and score two more points?</p>
http://cribbagecorner.com/node/484#commentsCribbage rules15questionsFri, 24 Oct 2008 03:24:03 +0000boshisama484 at http://cribbagecorner.comCounting 3-3-3-3-9
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<p>Ray emailed our emergency scoring help department with this question:</p>
<blockquote><p><em>we had a discussion on counting one hand with one 9 and four 3. one said total is 24 and another said 20 which is it please.</em></p></blockquote>
<p>Regular readers will know the standard Cribbage Corner method for counting this and other tricky hands:</p>
<ol>
<li><strong>First count 15s</strong>. The only way to make 15 with this hand is with the 9 and a pair of 3s. As we've outlined in other forum posts, there are 6 ways to pick a pair from 4 cards. So there are 6 ways to make 15, scoring 12 points in all.
</li><li><strong>Then count pairs</strong> - again, there are 6 different pairs of 3s, scoring another 12 points.
</li><li><strong>Then count runs, flushes and <a href="/nobs">nobs</a></strong> - there are none, so the total is <strong>24</strong>.
</li></ol>
<p>I hope this helps settle an argument!</p>
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