Hand 1

Hand 1

In a game of 3-handed cribbage, what's the farthest one player can move on the first hand?

**Hand 2**

What's the biggest lead one team can have after one hand of a game of doubles, given that no player was dealt any pairs?

**Hand 3**

What's the biggest lead the non-dealing player can have after one hand of a game of singles?

**Hand 4**

After the cut, four cribbage players notice that if they were playing poker, one would have a straight flush, one would have four of a kind, one would have a full house, and one would have ace high. Given this, form two doubles teams and find the farthest one team can move on this hand.

**Hand 5**

What's the biggest lead you can have after one hand of a game of singles, given that you were dealt no card higher than a 4?

**Hand 6**

What's the biggest lead one player can attain after one hand of singles, given that both players' hands and the crib have exactly 14 points?

**Hand 7**

What's the biggest possible lead for the dealer after one hand, given that the dealer was dealt six even cards, and his opponent was dealt six odd cards?

**Hand 8**

What's the biggest possible lead for one player after one hand, given that both players were dealt six spades?

**Hand 1**

76 holes!

Jerry George Kramer

6 6 (12-2) 6 (18-6)

9 (27) A (28) Go

A (29-2) A (30-6)

A (31-14) 5 5 (10-2)

5 (15-8)

5 (20-13)

The cut is a 4. Kramer pegs 29, has 23 points in his hand and 24 points in his crib (4-4-4-7). Total points: 76. Winning entry submitted by Lynn Jenkins.

**Hand 2**

77 holes!

Sawyer Kate Locke Hurley

7 8 (15-2) K (25) 6 (31-2)

6 9 (15-2) 8 (23) 7 (30-5)

K 7 (17) 6 (23) 8 (31-5)

J 6 (16) 4 (20) 9 (29-1)

The cut is a 9. Sawyer pegs 0, has 2 points, Locke pegs 0, has 2 points. Total: 4.

Kate pegs 4, has 20 points (flush). Hurley pegs 13, has 20 points (flush). Crib contains 24 points (3-3-3-3). Total: 81. Lead: 77.

Winning entry submitted by Al Synkiewicz.

**Hand 3**

42 holes!

Stewie Death

6 4 (10)

5 (15-5) 5 (20-2)

5 (25-6) Go

5 (30-13) 8

9 (17-1)

The cut is a 4. Death pegs 3, has 2 points in his hand and 0 (2-8-Q-K) in the crib. Total: 5. Stewie pegs 24, has 23 points. Total: 47. Lead: 42. Winning entry submitted by Paul Martens.

**Hand 4**

85 holes!

Bree Susan Gabrielle Lynette

6 4 (10) 5 (15-5) 7 (22-4)

9 (31-2) 4 6 (10) 7 (17)

5 (22-4) 4 (26-4) 2 (28) A (29)

Go Go A (30-2) A (31-8)

8 4 (12-1)

The cut is a 7, giving Bree a straight flush, Susan four 4's, Gabrielle Ace high, and Lynette a full house. Susan and Lynette peg 17 holes. Susan has 24 points, Lynette has 20 points, and the crib (6-7-8-8) contains 24. Total: 85 holes. Winning entry submitted by Jeff Cardiff.

**Hand 5**

54 holes!

What's the biggest lead you can have after one hand of singles, given that you were dealt no card higher than a 4?

Bilbo Frodo

3 3 (6-2)

3 (9-6) 3 (12-12)

2 (14) 4 (18-3)

6 (24) 4 (28-1)

The cut is a 5. Bilbo pegs six holes and has a two-point hand. Total: eight holes. Frodo pegs eighteen, has twenty points in his hand, and twenty-four (4-4-5-6) in his crib. Total: sixty-two holes. Lead: 54 holes. Winning entry submitted by Steve Duncan.

**Hand 6**

34 holes!

Paula Simon

K 5 (15-2)

5 (20-2) 5 (25-6)

Go 5 (30-13)

K (10) 2 (12)

K (22-1)

The cut is a Jack. Paula pegs 3, has 14 points in her hand. Total: 17. Simon pegs 21, has 14 points in his hand, 14 in his crib (A-2-2-3), and got 2 points when the Jack was cut. Total: 51. Lead: 34. Winning entry submitted by Bill Bonini.

**Hand 7**

36 holes!

Felix Oscar

9 6 (15-2)

A (16) 6 (22)

7 (29) Go

A (30-1) 4

4 (8-3)

The cut is a 5. Felix has six points and pegs one hole. Total: 7. Oscar has 24 points in his hand, 23 points in his crib (5-5-J-J*), and pegs five holes. Total: 52. Lead: 45 holes. Winning entry submitted by Stephen Drewniak.

**Hand 8**

36 holes!

Frazier Niles

9 6 (15-2)

8 (23) 7 (30-4)

A (31-2) 3

2 (5) 4 (9-4)

The cut is the 5 of spades. Frazier has four points and pegs two holes. Total: 6. Niles has 14 points in his hand, 18 points in his crib (10-J-Q-K of spades), and pegs ten holes. Total: 42. Lead: 36 holes. Winning entry submitted by John Lovett: