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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, so the total card count is 80 instead of 96. Traditionally pinochle involves three basic phases: bidding, melding, and the taking of tricks.

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Impossible bid at Pinochle

If a person bids 43, only has 11 meld, but claims they can take all the tricks is it allowed? There are only 25 tricks and we’ve assumed it would be a set.
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When someone can call out the bidder out rule?

I play dbl deck pinochle once a week with the same 3 friends and was introduced to the bidder out rule which I never played in all my 60 years of playing. bidder out rule: if both teams go over the ...
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Opponent has a run in trump

Can't find the answer to this anywhere, it happened to us last night. I got the bid and didn't make my run. BUT, the opposing team did get a run in Trump. Is their meld 150 points? Or just a marriage ...
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In Pinochle, what is the probability of a thousand aces and a double run in one hand?

What are the odds of getting a hand containing: A♣ A♦ A♥ A♠ A♣ A♦ A♥ A♠ Tx Kx Qx Jx Tx Kx Qx Jx for some suit x, and another four unspecified cards. Rules Background Double-deck Pinochle is a four ...
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Odds question from mindblowing Pinochle hand

What are the odds of a player getting dealt a double run, and another player also getting a run in the same suit? We almost fell out of our chairs when we saw this unbelievable result.
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double royal marriage and a roundhouse

How do you score a double royal marriage and a roundhouse if you are playing double deck or triple deck pinochle? I got that tonight playing and wanted to score it 50 points, thirty for the double ...
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When is a re-meld legal in two-handed pinochle?

Before the stock has been exhausted, the player who just won a trick in two-handed Pinochle may make a meld, which falls into following categories (reproduced below for convenience). What are the ...
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Meld points in a double deck pinochle game

In a double deck game of pinochle jacks around is worth 4 points. Queens around is worth 6 points. A pinochle ( jack of diamond, queen of spade) is worth 4 point. Therefore when you have queens and ...
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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 games ...
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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). ...
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