3 To continue to lesson one click the “>” The purpose of this course is to assist new players in understanding the rules and strategies involved in playing pinochle accessed through the Web and Yahoo GamesFor more background info and to view the disclaimer press enter or click the “i”action buttonTo continue to lesson one click the “>”action button
4 Hello and welcome to my course Hello and welcome to my course! This course started out as a Word document that I put together to help some friends understand the rules and some of the strategies involved in playing pinochle. This is in no way an official document or related to any “official” rules and regulations. This document is based entirely on my opinion and on the way I choose to play pinochle. If you disagree with any information provided here, that is fine! Ignore it or this entire course as your will dictates. However, if you find any of the information provided in this course is helpful to you, then you are very welcome to use it. Thanks, JimTo go to lesson one(or press enter)Back to CourseDescription
6 OBJECTIVEAt the completion of this lesson, new pinochle players will be able to:Identify point values related to basic meld.
7 As we will soon learn, there are two phases to each hand As we will soon learn, there are two phases to each hand. A bidding phase and a playing phase.The first phase is the bidding phase. In order to properly bid, one must be able to identify the points in one’s hand.This lesson will identify the different types of meld that is available and the point values assigned to each.A PDF reference table of all meld is available on Jim’s Web Site.
8 ACE (A) – TEN (10) KING (K) – QUEEN (Q) JACK (J) RUNACE (A) – TEN (10) KING (K) – QUEEN (Q) JACK (J)(all in the same suit)POINT VALUE: 15 Points
9 A DOUBLE RUN POINT VALUE: 150 Points A,A–10,10–K,K–Q,Q– J,J(all in the same suit)POINT VALUE: 150 Points
10 Aces Around POINT VALUE: 10 Points One Ace in each suitPOINT VALUE: 10 Points
11 Double Aces Around POINT VALUE: 100 Points Two Aces in each suitPOINT VALUE: 100 Points
12 Kings Around POINT VALUE: 8 Points One King in each suitPOINT VALUE: 8 Points
13 Double Kings Around POINT VALUE: 80 Points Two Kings in each suitPOINT VALUE: 80 Points
14 Queens Around POINT VALUE: 6 Points One Queen in each suitPOINT VALUE: 6 Points
15 Double Queens Around POINT VALUE: 60 Points Two Queens in each suitPOINT VALUE: 60 Points
16 Jacks Around POINT VALUE: 4 Points One Jack in each suitPOINT VALUE: 4 Points
17 Double Jacks Around POINT VALUE: 40 Points Two Jacks in each suitPOINT VALUE: 40 Points
18 A Marriage POINT VALUE: In Off-suits 2 Points In Trump Suit 4 Points K+Q in the same suitPOINT VALUE:In Off-suits 2 PointsIn Trump Suit 4 Points
19 A Pinochle POINT VALUE: 4 Points Q of Spades+J of DiamondsPOINT VALUE: 4 Points
20 A Double Pinochle POINT VALUE: 30 Points 2 Q’s of Spades+2 J’s of DiamondsPOINT VALUE: 30 Points
21 A Triple Pinochle POINT VALUE: 45 Points 3 Q’s of Spades+3 J’s of DiamondsPOINT VALUE: 45 Points
22 A Roundhouse POINT VALUE: 24 Points 1 K + 1 QIn each suitPOINT VALUE: 24 PointsK’s around = 8Q’s around = 63 Off Marriages = 61 Trump Marriage = 4Total = 24
23 To summarize, the meld values are listed in the following table To summarize, the meld values are listed in the following table. This table is available in PDF format on Jims Web site. Feel free to print or save and use as a quick reference for the next lesson.MeldPoint ValuesRun - A, 10, K, Q, J (Same Suit)15 Single150 DoubleACES in each suit10 Single100 DoubleKINGS in each suit8 Single80 DoubleQUEENS in each suit6 Single60 DoubleJACKS in each suit4 Single40 DoubleMarriage K + Q in same suit2 Off suit4 Trump suitPinochle Q Spades + J Diamonds30 Double45 TripleRoundHouse K + Q in each suit24 Points
24 This completes the first lesson. Coming soon… Lesson 2: Bidding Basics
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