We were visited today by one my commute cribbage buddies, Richard Moor. Richard and I play cribbage fairly frequently on the ferry ride home from work. He is a fine cribbage player, and it was fun having him play in our tournament today!
KAREN KEIL wins today's cribbage tournament and moves up in the rankings.
JIM RANSTROM finishes in second place.
RAY MIELBRECHT comes in third and also moved up in the rankings.
JIM RANSTROM scored the FIRST 24-HAND (and $5), but lost THE CHICKEN to Cindy, who gave it over to visitor Richard Moor, who kindly returned it to Jim.
Nobody claimed the DIRECTOR'S AWARD (4-of-a-Kind), selected by Ray, so that prize DOUBLES to $10 next week.
And nobody scored a RAGGEDY JULIA today. Nine people entered into this pot today, so the pot starts out with $22 next week!
PUZZLER OF THE WEEK
Ray asked me how many different ways are there to score a 23 point hand. Well, according to cribbage guru Ras Rasmusson, there are only two ways in which 23 points can be scored. Those hands are:
4 5-5-5-6 = 23 points (15 for 8 + triple run for 15)
5H 5.5.J JH = 23 points (15 for 14, 3 of a kind for 6, pair for 2 & nobs)