Card game for 2 to 4 players using a special 48-card deck. There are also double deck variations for 4 and 5 players. The standard pinochle deck contains two of each rank (in hierarchal order) Ace, Ten, King, Queen, Jack, and Nine in each suit. When playing double deck the Nines are removed, ...

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Generic player position names for five player matches

I know in a four player game the standard terms for the players are: North South East West Now that I think about it I can just drop South for three handed games: North East West Five handed ...
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Who wins when both teams score above 500 in Double Deck Pinochle?

In Double Deck Pinochle, the game ends when at least one team scores 500 or above. Suppose the two teams scores are 510 and 520 after the hand is over. Who wins? I had read at Pagat's Double Deck ...
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What are the odds of being dealt particular melds in Double Deck Pinochle?

This is a followup to another question: What are the odds of getting a double run in four-handed pinochle? I'd love to know the odds of being dealt particular melds in Double Deck Pinochle. I found a ...
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What are the odds of getting a double run in four-handed pinochle?

My partner and I played four-handed pinochle. I passed four cards and she got a double run in trump. What are the odds of getting a double run in four-handed pinochle?
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Why does Pinochle utilize ultra-high point values for melds?

In Pinochle, according to the Bicycle insert in my decks, at least, aces around (one ace of each suit) is worth 100 points. The 9 of trump is worth 10. Other meld values all are multiples of ten. ...
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Determining if/when to use trump in the “pre-game” of 2-handed Pinochle

When playing two-handed pinochle, the 'normal' rules of the game are suspended during the initial phase (when melding takes place along with trick taking while depleting the deck of undealt cards). ...