## When to Throw an Add-on

Posted in Middle and late play

An add-on or a throw-in is any card discarded to your opponent with the full knowledge that it is a card that can be used by him to be added on to an existing meld. That is, if you know your opponent is holding a meld of three 10Гўв‚¬в„ўs and you discard the fourth 10, this discard is considered to be an add-on.

Most of the questions related to when or when not to add-on occur in the later stages of play. Frequently it comes up under the following circumstances: You are holding nine melded cards, plus what appears to be a completely wild card. You have no indication as to whether your opponent specifically needs the card or not. However, it does represent a card that has been missing from play. If you draw from the deck a card that definitely fits your opponentГўв‚¬в„ўs run as an add-on, the question then becomes whether you should throw the add-on or not.

There are specific occasions when you will not have any logical determining factor as to whether or not it is best to add-on to your opponent, and at this point it must be realized that the throwing of an add-on will be a calculated risk. The calculation of this risk must then be based entirely on the mathematical probabilities and odds of the advantage that can be given to you by the throwing of this card and getting away with it. This needs to be compared to the disadvantage and potential loss to you in throwing the card and not getting away with it. In other words, the answer to the question of whether or not to throw an add-on or not depends on two basic factors:

1. Knowledge of your opponentГўв‚¬в„ўs cards that he is holding
2. Luck

If you know that an add-on will gin your opponent then you should throw the wild card and hope for the best. Under most circumstances, an add-on will be considered a wise throw. Add-ons can be extremely beneficial if used in the write way. It also can be very costly if the luck doesnГўв‚¬в„ўt exactly work out for you, but you should try anyhow.

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