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The following cribbage lessons were from a 10-week class that I took at the Chehalis Cribbage Club. 

The instructor was Cribbage Master RAS Rasmussen.

RAS really knows his stuff! Check out these lessons below!

 

Video: RAS Class 1 - History of Cribbage
Chart 1
Lesson 1-1.PDF  History of John Suckling

Poety of Sir John Suckling

Video: RAS Class 1 - Pt 3 - Game of Chance or Skill?
Chart 1
Lesson1-2.pdf Cribbage: Game of Chance or Skill?

 

This video:  RAS Class 1 - Pt 4 - Hand Recognition
Chart 3
Lesson1-3.pdf How to speed your card counting #1

Lesson1-4.pdf Hand recognition and counting

Lesson1-5.pdf Double and Triple Runs

Lesson1-6.pdf A process for counting difficult hands

Lesson1-7.pdf Why do triplets score "three" points?

 

This video: RAS Class 1 - Pt 5 - Special Hands
Chart 4
Lesson1-4.pdf Hand recognition and counting

 

This video: RAS Class 1 - Pt 6 - 24 Point Hands
Chart 5
Lesson1-4.pdf Hand recognition and counting

Lesson1-6.pdf A process for counting difficult hands

 

This video:  RAS Class 1 - Pt 7 - Processes for Counting Difficult Hands
goes with Chart 6
Lesson1-6.pdf A process for counting difficult hands

Lesson1-7.pdf Why do triplets score "three" points?

 

This video:   RAS Class 1 - Pt 8 - Double Run Hypnosis
(no chart)
Lesson1-7A.pdf Double Run Hypnosis  Page 1

 

This video:   RAS Class 1 - Pt 9 - Remember to FLUSH
goes with Chart 8 
Lesson1-7A.pdf Double Run Hypnosis  Page 2

 

This video:   RAS Class 1 - Pt 10 - Which Cards Should I Hold
(no chart)
Lesson1-7.pdf Why do triplets score "three" points?   SEE PAGE 2

 

This video:   RAS Class 1 - Pt 11 - More on Hand Recognition
goes with Chart 7 
Lesson1-6.pdf A process for counting difficult hands

 

This video:   RAS Class 1 - Pt 12 - Key Connectors
(no chart)
Lesson: Key Connectors

 

This video:   RAS Class 1 - Pt 13 - Testing Outcomes
(no chart)
Lesson: Testing Outcomes

 

Lessons/Lesson1-8.pdf Hand recognition and counting - Lesson #1

Fifteen-Twos

Lessons/Lesson1-9.pdf Counting problems - an exercise

 

This video: RAS Class Week 2 - Part 1 A Review of Week 1
Goes with these charts:  Chart 8  &   Chart 10
This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 4 Discarding a 7 8 to your own crib
Goes with this chart:   Chart 12
This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 05A - Top Ten Discards to your crib
Goes with this chart:   Chart 12
and this lesson:   Lesson2-1.pdf Effective discarding to own crib - Lesson #2 - Page 2

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 5B More Top Discards to Your Crib
Goes with this lesson:  Lesson2-1.pdf Effective discarding to own crib - Lesson #2 - Page 2

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 6A Sacrifice Limits 1
Goes with this chart:  Chart 11

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 6B Sacrifice Limits
Goes with this chart:  Chart 11

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 7 Two Rules Cover Nearly All
Goes with this chart:  Chart 13
and this lesson:   Lesson2-1.pdf Effective discarding to own crib - Lesson #2 - Page 2

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 8 Big Hand Rule Examples
Goes with this chart:  Chart 14
and this lesson:   Lesson2-1.pdf Effective discarding to own crib - Lesson #2 - Page 2

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 9 Tossing Pairs
Goes with this lesson:  Lesson2-3.pdf Discarding selection to own crib

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 2 - Part 10 Odds and Ends
Goes with this chart:  Chart 15
and these lessons:  Lesson2-4.pdf Examples of Small Hand Rule and Big Hand Rule
Lesson2-9 Discarding to Own Crib - Review
Lesson2-11.pdf Discarding Effectiveness Own Crib (supplement)
Lesson 2 Discarding Pairs

 

Lessons/Lesson2-0Exercise.pdf Effective discarding to own crib

Lessons/Lesson2-2.pdf Discarding tips #6

Lessons/Lesson2-4.pdf Individual discard averages - own crib

Lessons/Lesson2-6.pdf Discarding tips #3

Lessons/Lesson2-7.pdf Discarding tips #5

 

This video:    RAS Class Week 3 - Part 1A Review of Big Hand Rule
goes with this chart:   Chart 11

 

This video:    RAS Class Week 3 - Part 1B Review of Small Hand Rule
goes with this chart:   Chart 11

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 3 - Part 2 Advice of Others
goes with this chart:   Chart 16

 

This video: RAS Class Week 3 - Part 3 Discards To Pone's Crib
goes with this chart:   Chart 16

 

This video: RAS Class Week 3 - Part 5 Best Discards to Pone
goes with this chart:   Chart 16

 

This video: RAS Class Week 3 - Part 6 Safer Discards to Pone
goes with these charts:  Chart 16 and Chart 17

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 3 - Part 8 Reviews Class Materials goes with these lessons:
Lesson 3-3 Discard Averages and Percentages
Lesson 3-4 More discard averages and percentages
Lesson3-6.pdf Tip #2 K-6 or Q-9 to opponent?
Lesson3-7A.pdf Tip #4 K-9 or K-10 to opponent?
Lesson3-8.pdf Discarding tip #1 8-8 to crib
Lesson 3-9 Discard Averages (to Pone and Crib) for all 91 Discard Possibilities
Lesson3-11.pdf Discarding effectiveness to Pone - supplement

 

This video: RAS Class Week 3 - Part 9 Discard Problems
goes with this lesson:   Lesson3-11.pdf Discarding effectiveness to Pone - supplement

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 3 - Part 10 Pegging Runs
Goes with this chart:  Chart 18
and this lesson:   Lesson4-00A.pdf Runs in pegging

 

This video: RAS Class Week 3 - Part 11 Pegging Basics
goes with this chart:   Chart 18

 

This video: RAS Class Week 3 - Part 12 Pegging Basics continued
goes with this chart:   Chart 18

 

Lessons/Lesson3-00.pdf Review of Lessons 1-3

Lesson 3-1 Discarding effectiveness to Pone (same at 3-2)

Lessons/Lesson3-2.pdf Discarding effectiveness to Pone - Lesson

Lessons/Lesson3-10.pdf Discarding tips by RAS

Lesson 3-10 Page 2 Discard Frequencies

 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 1 Pegging Strategy
Goes with this chart:  Chart 18
and this lesson:   Lesson4-1.pdf Basic Pegging Techniques #4 Effective strategies

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 2 The Initial Lead
Goes with this chart:  Chart 19
and this lesson:   Lesson4-4.pdf The Initial Lead - First card played

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 3 Leading with a 5 6 7 or 8
Goes with this chart:  Chart 19
and this lesson:   Lesson4-4.pdf The Initial Lead - First card played

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 4 Leading with a NINE
Goes with this chart:  Chart 20
and this lesson:   Lesson4-4.pdf The Initial Lead - First card played

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 5 Initial Lead with 10 J Q or K
Goes with these charts:  Chart 20 and Chart 21
and this lesson:   Lesson4-4.pdf The Initial Lead - First card played

 

This video: RAS Class Week 4 Part 06  Pegging - Response to Leads
goes with this lesson:   Lesson4-5.pdf Dealer response to opening lead - supplement

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 Part 07  Pegging - Keep Count Even & What's Missing?
Goes with this chart:  Chart 20
and this lesson:   Lesson4-6.pdf Effective Pegging - Lesson #4

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 08  Pegging - Hold 15s, Pairs, Cards in Sequence to End
Goes with this chart:  Chart 20B

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 - Part 9 Advanced Pegging
Goes with this chart:  Chart 22
and this lesson:   Lesson4-12.pdf Offensive Pegging / Defensive Pegging

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 4 Part 10  More Advanced Pegging
Goes with this chart:  Chart 22 and Chart 23
and this lesson:    Lesson4-12.pdf Offensive Pegging / Defensive Pegging

 

Lesson4-2.pdf Pegging Pointers #10 (same as 4-13)

Lesson4-3.pdf Pegging Pointers #4 (Dan Barlow)

Lesson4-7.pdf Pegging Pointers #1 (Dan Barlow)

Lesson4-8.pdf Pegging Pointers #6

Lesson4-9.pdf Pegging Pointers #6

Lesson4-10.pdf Pegging Pointers #9

Lesson4-11.pdf Pegging Pointers #5 (Dan Barlow)

Lesson4-11A.pdf Pegging Pointers #4 (Dan Barlow)

Lesson4-13.pdf Pegging Pointers #10 (same as 4-2)

Lesson4-14.pdf Pegging Pointers #4 (Dan Barlow)

 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 01 Keep Points or Don't Keep Points
Goes with this lesson:   Keep_Points_or_Don't_Keep_Points.pdf

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 02 Little Turkey Plays
Goes with this lesson:   Lesson5-1.pdf Little Turkey Plays

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 03 More Turkey Plays
Goes with this lesson:  :  Lesson5-1.pdf Little Turkey Plays
and this lesson:    Lesson5-2.pdf Big Turkey Plays

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 04 More Big Turkey Plays
Goes with this lesson:   Lesson5-2.pdf Big Turkey Plays

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 05 Hands with Pegging Potential
Goes with this chart:  Chart 22
and this lesson:    Lesson5-3.pdf Recognizing hands with pegging potential

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 06 The BEST Hands for Pegging Potential
Goes with these charts:  Chart 22 and Chart 24
and this lesson:    Lesson5-3.pdf Recognizing hands with pegging potential

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 07 FIVE Traps
Goes with this chart:  Chart 23 
and this lesson:    Lesson5-5.pdf FIVE TRAP

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 08 Magic Elevens
Goes with this chart:   Chart 24
and this lesson:    Lesson5-8.pdf Eleven from Heaven - Supplement Effective Pegging Lesson #4
and this lesson:    Lesson5-9.pdf The Magic Eleven #2 (DeLynn Colvert)

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 5 - Part 09 Sleeper Cards and TRAPS
Goes with this chart:   Chart 26 
and this lesson:    Lesson5-9.pdf The Magic Eleven #2 (DeLynn Colvert)
and this lesson:    Lesson5-10.pdf The JACK or Rattle Trap

 

Lesson5-4.pdf Trap pegging plays - supplement to #4

Lesson5-6and5-7.pdf The Pegging Traps #3 and #4

 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 01 Offensive and Defensive Pegging for Non-Dealer
Goes with this chart:  Chart 29
and this lesson:    Lesson 6.PDF  Offensive and Defensive Pegging for Non-Dealer

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 02 End of Game Pegging for Non-Dealer
Goes with this chart:  Chart 28
and this lesson:    Lesson6-2.pdf End game pegging

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 03 More End of Game Pegging for Non-Dealer
Goes with this lesson:   :  Lesson6-2.pdf End game pegging

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 04 End of Game Pegging for Dealer
Goes with this chart:  Chart 29 
and this lesson:    Lesson6-2.pdf End game pegging

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 05 Card Values for End of Game Pegging
Goes with this chart:   Chart 30 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 06 Cribbage Psychology
Goes with this chart:  Chart 31 
and this lesson:    Lesson6-8.pdf Cribbage psychology and Logic

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 07 More Cribbage Psychology
Goes with this chart:   Chart 31 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 08 Percentage Plays in Pegging
Goes with this chart:   Chart 31 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 09 Percentage Plays with Four Card Runs
Goes with this chart:   Chart 32

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 6 - Part 10 Do I 15 or Pair
Goes with this chart:   Chart 32

 

Lesson6-3.pdf End game pegging - Card values

Lesson6-4.pdf Pegging Pointers #8 (Dan Barlow) End game problems

Lesson6-5.pdf Enticing the Play - end game Defensive Pegging

Lesson6-6.pdf Enticing the Play - end game #2 Offensive Pegging

Lesson6-7.pdf Pegging Pointers #15 (Dan Barlow)

Lesson6-9.pdf LOGIC (Delynn Colvert)

Lesson6-10.pdf Applying Logic

Lesson6-11.pdf The percentage play

Lesson6-12.pdf The percentage play - The 4-card run

Lesson6-13.pdf End game pegging - example

 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 01 The Math Behind the Game
goes with this chart:   Chart 33 
and this lesson:   Lesson7-2.pdf WHAT'S THE ODDS? #17 (DeLynn Colbert)
and this lesson:   Lesson7-4.pdf Dealer Hand Analysis - Typical 1000 hands

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 02 The Theory of 26
Goes with these charts:    Chart 33 and Chart 34 
and this lesson:    Lesson7-6.pdf Cribbage hand analysis - typical 1000 hands

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 03 Dealer's PAR Holes
Goes with this chart:    Chart 35 
and this lesson:    Lesson7-5.pdf Dealer Hand Analysis (incl. pegging and crib) - typical 1000 hands

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 04 The Ninth Deal
goes with these lessons:  Lesson7-7.pdf CRIBBAGE FOR THE EXPERT #10 (DeLynn Colvert)
Lesson7-8.pdf The Twenty Six Theory #11 con't (DeLynn Colvert)
Lesson7-9.pdf The Twenty Six Theory #12 con't (DeLynn Colvert)
Lesson7-10.pdf The Twenty Six Theory #13 con't (DeLynn Colvert)

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 05 Position - John Chambers
Goes with this chart:       Chart 36 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 06 An Example Game - The First 3 Deals
goes with this chart:   Chart 37 
and these lessons: Lesson7-12.pdf Playing the Twenty-Six Theory - example (DeLynn Colvert)
Lesson7-13.pdf Defense or Offense - example

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 07 An Example Game - Deals 4 5 & 6
goes with this chart:   Chart 37 
and these lessons: Lesson7-13.pdf Defense or Offense - example
Lesson7-14.pdf Defensive examples (DeLynn Colvert)

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 7 - Part 08 An Example Game - Deals 7 8 & 9
goes with this chart:   Chart 37 
and these lessons: Lesson7-15.pdf Offensive and Defensive examples (DeLynn Colvert)
Lesson7-16.pdf The cribbage law of averages - example

 

Lesson7-11.pdf The 26 Theory (con't)

 

 

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 01 Reviewing the Theory of 26
Goes with this chart:    Chart 36 
and this lesson:    Lesson8-2.pdf Theory of 26 - Analysis of Self and Opponent

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 02 The Distorted Theory of 26
Goes with this lesson:   :  Lesson8-3.pdf A Distorted Theory of 26

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 03 Critical Position Zones
Goes with this chart:    Chart 37 
and this lesson:    Lesson8-4.pdf From the Theory of 26 to Critical Position Zones

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 04 More on Critical Position Zones
Goes with these charts:    Chart 37  and  Chart 38 
and this lesson:    Lesson8-5.pdf Suppose the Theory of 26 is really one of 25

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 05 Suppose the Theory of 26 is Really one of 25
Goes with this chart:    Chart 38 
and this lesson:    Lesson8-5.pdf Suppose the Theory of 26 is really one of 25

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 06 The End of the Game
Goes with this lesson:   :  Lesson8-5.pdf Suppose the Theory of 26 is really one of 25

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 08 Critical Position Zones in ACTION
Goes with this chart:    Chart 38 
and this lesson:    Lesson8-6.pdf Playing position zones - supplemental to lesson 6

 

This video:   RAS Class Week 8 - Part 09 Critical Position Zones in Action continued
Goes with this chart:    Chart 38 
and this lesson:    Lesson8-6.pdf Playing position zones - supplemental to lesson 6

 

Lesson8-1.pdf Playing your position / Playing the Odds (the Chamber system)

LessonG.pdf WHAT'S THE ODDS?

 

Review Handout

Cribbage World Questions

Use CHART 6 with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 02 Reviewing Tips on Counting

Use CHART 12 with video: RAS Class Week 9 - Part 03 Review of Discarding to Own Crib

Use CHART 14 with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 04 Review of Sacrifice Limits and Key Connectors

Use CHART 14 with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 05 More Review on Discards to Own Crib

Use CHART 16 and CHART 17 with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 07 Review of Discarding to Opponent

 

Use CHART 28   CHART 26   CHART 27   CHART 30

with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 08 Review of Pegging Strategies

 

Use CHART 36 with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 09 Review of Positional Strategies

 

Use CHART 37  and  CHART 38 

with video:  RAS Class Week 9 - Part 10 Review of the Theory of 26 and Critical Position Zones

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAS Class Week 9 - Part 01 Organized Cribbage Benefits When We Share Knowledge