- Paperback: 50 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1453740457
- ISBN-13: 978-1453740453
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,881,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pinochle Strategy and Probabilities: David's Variation Paperback – August 19, 2010
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NOTE: The Kindle edition, however, retains the old title but contains all of the text of the new paperback edition.)
The challenge of writing a pinochle strategy manual is that there are so many variations of the game. Each variation requires its own separate strategy. This manual avoids the impossible task of trying to discuss all variations of pinochle. It focuses on just one variation of the game.
This book is about the variation that involves 4 players in 2 partnerships, a single deck, and the passing of 4 cards between the auction-winning partners. Up to now, that variation had no name. So, the author names it after himself and calls it "David's variation." We'll see if that name sticks!
The initial problem for beginners at this variation is to figure out how much to bid. This manual introduces a bidding-matrix system that gives you a bidding range based upon the expected meld and trick taking ability of your hand. Whether partner's pass will help you complete a run, aces-around, or double pinochle need not be a wild guess. The system shows you the mathematical probability that partner will pass you the one or two cards you need to boost the meld in your hand. The system works even if your partner passes out early, or doesn't know how to use it! The system is simple enough that even beginners should learn to use it in just a few sessions of play.Read more ›