## Complete Hand Example #14

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Player A 10Гўв„ўВҐ, 10Гўв„ўВЈ, 10Гўв„ўВ¦, 8Гўв„ўВЈ, 7Гўв„ўВЈ, 6Гўв„ўВЈ, KГўв„ўВҐ, QГўв„ўВЈ, 9Гўв„ўВ¦, 8Гўв„ўВ , AГўв„ўВ
Player B 4Гўв„ўВ , 3Гўв„ўВ , 2Гўв„ўВ , QГўв„ўВ¦, QГўв„ўВҐ, 9Гўв„ўВҐ, 7Гўв„ўВ¦, 6Гўв„ўВҐ, 5Гўв„ўВҐ, 3Гўв„ўВ¦

Conditions: This hand is being played as the second hand of a set. Player A, having won the first hand, is on score in the first game. The knock card is the 3Гўв„ўВ¦.

Play of the Hand:

Player A Гўв‚¬вЂњ He realizes that in order to achieve a three-point knock he will have to play the hand for nine melded. Since it is an extremely strong offensive hand, he takes into full consideration the offensive value of the QГўв„ўВЈ and the 9Гўв„ўВ¦, and the three 10Гўв‚¬в„ўs. Since a pick of either the JГўв„ўВЈ or 8Гўв„ўВ¦ will then give him a perfect setup for nine melded, his first discard is therefore limited to the KГўв„ўВҐ, 8Гўв„ўВ , or AГўв„ўВ . The AГўв„ўВ  has a relative value to him in this situation as a knock card, so the thought of discarding it is immediately eliminated. The KГўв„ўВҐ cannot tie up any card that would be beneficial to him, whereas the 8Гўв„ўВ  could tie up the 10Гўв‚¬в„ўs. He therefore discards the KГўв„ўВҐ.

Player B Гўв‚¬вЂњ He picks the KГўв„ўВ¦ from the deck, which although dead safe, offers him one additional offensive chance. He retains it, and discards the 3Гўв„ўВ¦ as being the safest, most unusable card in his hand. He is not concerned with a knocking card until he has at least his second meld.

Player A Гўв‚¬вЂњ Going to the deck, he pulls the JГўв„ўВ¦. This card now actually has him set up nine melded, which he can achieve by picking either the 10Гўв„ўВ  or the JГўв„ўВЈ. He therefore discards the 8Гўв„ўВ  which leaves him in a knocking position if he picks nine melded.

Player B Гўв‚¬вЂњ Obtains the 6Гўв„ўВ¦ from the deck, which adds greatly to his offensive possibilities and gives him a choice of discarding either the 9Гўв„ўВҐ or the KГўв„ўВ¦. He has noted that his opponentГўв‚¬в„ўs first discard, was the KГўв„ўВҐ and the second was the 8Гўв„ўВ . He is justifiably concerned about discarding any wild cards between these ranks. Therefore, giving up his one offensive chance with the KГўв„ўВ¦, he discards it.

Player A Гўв‚¬вЂњ Draws the 9Гўв„ўВ  from the deck, which again adds to the offensive properties of his hand. The retention of this card and the discard of the QГўв„ўВЈ gives him one additional offensive opportunity. In calculating the defensive value of both cards, we find that the QГўв„ўВЈ represents a value of four, and the 9Гўв„ўВ  represents a value of two. At this stage though of the game, the extra melding value of the 9Гўв„ўВ  outranks the defensive value of the QГўв„ўВЈ and the QГўв„ўВЈ is discarded.

Player B Гўв‚¬вЂњ Takes the QГўв„ўВЈ discard. At this stage of the game he has chosen to retain the full strength of his 5Гўв„ўВҐ-6Гўв„ўВҐ or 6Гўв„ўВ¦-7Гўв„ўВ¦ combinations. He then throws the 9Гўв„ўВҐ.

Player A Гўв‚¬вЂњ Takes the 9Гўв„ўВҐ discard and knocks his hand successfully.

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