Keepsakes
Community

Meld Bidding In Pinochle


Meld bidding should occur on the first bid and only the first bid of every hand for each member.


1.   If you open with a bid of 50, it means you either have a run and can name trump but don't have enough meld to give a meld bid, or you see your partner could get stuck with the bid and you are giving a save bid so he/she doesn't get stuck without a marriage


2.   The most often used meld bid is up 1 point for every 10 meld points in your hand

     a.   You never meld bid "up-1" because "up-1" means you want to take the bid and name trump, your partner can usually assume you have at least 10 meld points so an initial bid of 50 means you have a good enough hand to name trump.

     b.   An initial bid(only works if you are the first bidder) of 51 means you have Aces around

     c.   You would use 52 if you were the first bidder, to tell your partner you had 20 meld point

     d.    Never include runs in your meld bid because they are only true if that run is trump.


3.   A meld bid of 59 tells your partner you have double aces around but perhaps do not have a run or worse a marriage so your partner had better bid if he/she has a marriage.


4.   You can usually stretch a meld bid if you have 16 or 18 up to 24 meld points bid up 2


5.   A meld bid of 3 up from the previous bidder usually means double pinochle or 30 meld points


6.   A meld bid of 4 up from the previous bidder could mean double Jacks around or 40 meld points


7.   A meld bid of 6 up from the previous bidder usually means double queens around


8.   A meld bid of 8 up from the previous bidder usually puts you into the 60's and no longer is helpful.


9.   If you have a double run, you should right away bid 65 or higher


10.   If someone has bid in the 60's already and you want to tell your partner you have a huge meld (30 or more points) do a "jump bid" which means if you are up to bid 65, skip the 65 and bid 70.


11.   Generally speaking you count your meld points(including the run in trump) plus 10 points from your partner(unless you know better) and plan to capture 20 points in tricks which gives you an idea what should be a safe maximum bid in each hand.


Some Play Hints To Give Your Partner


1.   An ace played on your partner's ace means you either have the rest of the aces in that suit or you have an ace that isn't covered and you gave it to you partner so you wouldn't give it to opponents.


2.   A Jack played on your partner's Ace usually means you have an ace in that suit too but it wasn't included in your meld. Always play a King or 10 on your partners Ace if he/she already knows you have an ace.


3.   If you no longer have a point(K or 10 or A) to play on your partners Ace playing a Q means you are running out of that suit, let's bleed them.


4.   If you can't figure what would be the best lead after you've run out of Aces and sure trick takers lead a Queen. A queen assures the opponents must play a counter if they have one and you haven't given up any counters for that trick.

Hall Of Fame

The Most Wins






Most Games Played






Top Skill Rating





League Calculators
Live Support
We offer Diamond Members LIVE one on one support from our staff. You can resolve an account-related problem in seconds instead of waiting hours or days for E-mail. Connect
 

HI KEEPERS,


WE ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH THE MEMBERS REGISTERING AND GETTING IN THE ROOM IN A TIMELY MANNER. THIS ISSUE HOLDS UP THE CURRENT TOUR AND THE ONE AFTER IT: EVERYONE HAS TO WAIT, NOT JUST THE HOST AND ITS NOT FAIR TO THOSE THAT ARE ON TIME.


WE ARE AT A LOSS AS TO HOW TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. I HAVE TO ASK THAT YOU PLEASE GET REGISTERED ASAP AND PLEASE TRY TO GET TO THE ROOM BEFORE THE TOUR STARTS AND NO TEAMS CAN BE SET ANY LATER THAN 5 TILL TOUR TIME. WE HAVE THE HIGHEST REGARDS FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, BUT WE ALL NEED TO PLEASE BE MORE PROMPT.I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE MEMBERS HERE AND I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST LEAGUES ON POGO AND THAT TAKES ALL OF US....

 

HUGSS EVERYONE, FEARLESS

League Members
  • Top Ranked
  • Who's Online Now
  • New Members
  • Longest Members
Search for Players:
avatar bphill6729  Diamond Member Member of this league for 3.3 years
Rank: 1
Member Since: 04/17/2012
avatar shepherdbobbie1  Show your appreciation for shepherdbobbie1 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 2
Member Since: 05/19/2013
avatar teapea76  Diamond Member Member of this league for 1.3 years
Rank: 3
Member Since: 05/06/2014
avatar chrissysgraunt  Show your appreciation for chrissysgraunt by gifting them a premium membership. Hot Streak
Rank: 4
Member Since: 04/12/2015
avatar lenas176  Platinum Member
Rank: 5
Member Since: 11/29/2014
avatar dhessin  Show your appreciation for dhessin by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 6
Member Since: 03/30/2014
avatar cass73dl  Platinum Member Member of this league for 3.3 years
Rank: 7
Member Since: 05/11/2012
avatar careeridiot  Show your appreciation for careeridiot by gifting them a premium membership. Hot Streak
Rank: 8
Member Since: 04/16/2012
avatar glitterbumm  Show your appreciation for glitterbumm by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 9
Member Since: 10/07/2014
avatar fearless907  Gold Member Member of this league for 3.3 years
Rank: 10
Member Since: 04/16/2012
avatar Bearcatsfords  Show your appreciation for Bearcatsfords by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 11
Member Since: 04/17/2012
avatar Red19103  Show your appreciation for Red19103 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 12
Member Since: 11/08/2013
avatar cheetah19759  Gold Member Member of this league for 4.0 years
Rank: 13
Member Since: 08/10/2011
avatar azcollegestudent  Show your appreciation for azcollegestudent by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 14
Member Since: 05/28/2015
avatar jerrywhogm  Show your appreciation for jerrywhogm by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 15
Member Since: 12/17/2014
avatar itsaluoo1959  Show your appreciation for itsaluoo1959 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 16
Member Since: 12/17/2014
avatar linda62356  Show your appreciation for linda62356 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 17
Member Since: 11/17/2014
avatar mary76567  Show your appreciation for mary76567 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 18
Member Since: 04/13/2013
avatar oops487  Platinum Member
Rank: 19
Member Since: 06/14/2015
avatar dutch2411  Show your appreciation for dutch2411 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 20
Member Since: 07/24/2011
avatar lenas176  Platinum Member
Rank: 5
Member Since: 11/29/2014
avatar joann  Show your appreciation for joann by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: Not Ranked!
Member Since: 08/31/2015
avatar absolutelyhot2  Show your appreciation for absolutelyhot2 by gifting them a premium membership. Hot Streak
Rank: 21
Member Since: 08/30/2015
avatar JennW7678  Show your appreciation for JennW7678 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 68
Member Since: 08/08/2015
avatar Bettyholdem  Show your appreciation for Bettyholdem by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 31
Member Since: 08/05/2015
avatar busymarci  Diamond Member
Rank: 73
Member Since: 07/31/2015
avatar d11na  Show your appreciation for d11na by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 76
Member Since: 07/29/2015
avatar Songbird632956  Show your appreciation for Songbird632956 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: Not Ranked!
Member Since: 07/27/2015
avatar HitladySandi  Show your appreciation for HitladySandi by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 32
Member Since: 07/21/2015
avatar jujuglo65  Show your appreciation for jujuglo65 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 183
Member Since: 01/29/2011
avatar mantaray726  Gold Member Member of this league for 4.5 years
Rank: 37
Member Since: 01/31/2011
avatar humzzEve  Show your appreciation for humzzEve by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 193
Member Since: 02/01/2011
avatar hotrodgma1  Show your appreciation for hotrodgma1 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 174
Member Since: 02/20/2011
avatar TatorCake23  Show your appreciation for TatorCake23 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 45
Member Since: 02/23/2011
avatar Hicalls01  Show your appreciation for Hicalls01 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 194
Member Since: 03/02/2011
avatar WillieJohnW  Diamond Member Member of this league for 4.4 years
Rank: Not Ranked!
Member Since: 03/04/2011
avatar acorn29  Show your appreciation for acorn29 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 190
Member Since: 03/08/2011
avatar Dmcircadia  Show your appreciation for Dmcircadia by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 186
Member Since: 04/24/2011
avatar ovensjr  Show your appreciation for ovensjr by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 61
Member Since: 04/25/2011
avatar sandyply847  Show your appreciation for sandyply847 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 94
Member Since: 04/27/2011
avatar rlamon1995  Show your appreciation for rlamon1995 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 44
Member Since: 05/06/2011
avatar sunnyv2  Show your appreciation for sunnyv2 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 192
Member Since: 05/10/2011
avatar pipatton9  Show your appreciation for pipatton9 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 156
Member Since: 05/10/2011
avatar rizzer4033  Show your appreciation for rizzer4033 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 147
Member Since: 05/10/2011
avatar denns6779  Show your appreciation for denns6779 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 89
Member Since: 06/09/2011
avatar tr3girl  Platinum Member Member of this league for 4.2 years
Rank: 178
Member Since: 06/14/2011
avatar lachlyn82  Show your appreciation for lachlyn82 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 161
Member Since: 06/16/2011
avatar LeslieA3553  Show your appreciation for LeslieA3553 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: Not Ranked!
Member Since: 06/28/2011
avatar dutch2411  Show your appreciation for dutch2411 by gifting them a premium membership.
Rank: 15
Member Since: 07/24/2011
Recent News
Sunday August 30, 2015
absolutelyhot2 joined the League!
Saturday August 29, 2015
lenas176 purchased Gaby Green Cheese Grater from the LadderBux Redemption Center.
Thursday August 27, 2015
Happy Birthday ThePhoenix27!
Wednesday August 26, 2015
Happy Birthday texasranger319!
 
Recent Winners
ID No. TD Name [Completed Tourneys] Type
Format
Winner
Monday August 31, 2015
1679283 mantaray726 [253] S.E. 2 vs 2 careeridiot
chrissysgraunt
1679833 teapea76 [104] S.E. 2 vs 2 azcollegestudent
shepherdbobbie1
Sunday August 30, 2015
1679650 bran20002 [567] S.E. 2 vs 2 jerrywhogm
itsaluoo1959
1679522 lenas176 [100] S.E. 2 vs 2 linda62356
Red19103
1678408 Bearcatsfords [1] S.E. 2 vs 2 fearless907
absolutelyhot2
1679568 cass73dl [452] S.E. 2 vs 2 TNT213-87
bphill6729
1678749 mantaray726 [252] S.E. 2 vs 2 lenas176
cass73dl
Saturday August 29, 2015
1677630 bran20002 [566] S.E. 2 vs 2 shepherdbobbie1
yelo62
1678696 lenas176 [99] S.E. 2 vs 2 chrissysgraunt
yelo62
1677643 bran20002 [565] S.E. 2 vs 2 cheetah19759
angel44fish
1678907 fearless907 [942] S.E. 2 vs 2 lenas176
cass73dl
1678764 tymewaster13 [279] S.E. 2 vs 2 oops487
fearless907
Friday August 28, 2015
1679295 lenas176 [98] S.E. 2 vs 2 lovejesusallways
JackieE1219
1677915 lenas176 [97] S.E. 2 vs 2 dutch2411
careeridiot
1676369 cass73dl [451] S.E. 2 vs 2 chrissysgraunt
HitladySandi
1674235 mantaray726 [251] S.E. 2 vs 2 bphill6729
arl169
1679167 tymewaster13 [278] S.E. 2 vs 2 stilley23
bphill6729
Thursday August 27, 2015
1677593 cheetah19759 [394] S.E. 2 vs 2 yelo62
linda62356
1677642 bran20002 [564] S.E. 2 vs 2 yelo62
linda62356
1676364 cass73dl [450] S.E. 2 vs 2 WHATEVER1112
BIGDADDY2GO
Find Us On Facebook!
Tournament Time EDT
Pogo
Now playing at Pogo
League Admins
Fearless907 (Head Admin)
caroltabu (Admin)
bran20002 (Admin)
cass73dl (Admin)
Teapea76 (Admin)
Lenas176 (Admin)
WulfCreations (Designer)

JANUARY

Tymewaster13~14


FEBRUARY

Careeridiot~24th
Goldenangel~29th

MARCH

Tenderpaw36~8
shaker1892~18

Glitterbumm~4th

Red19103~7th

APRIL

Dutch2411~11


MAY

Bayoubabe641~1
Mary76567~7
Bran20002~10
fearless907~16
Rallie14~19

JUNE

cjg14031play~11

JULY

Caroltabu~11
mantaray726~26

TEAPEA76~26th

AUGUST

cheetah19759~9
Cass73dl~16
Cupcakekitty23~22 Texasranger~26


SEPTEMBER

LibraDiva~27

OCTOBER

DHessin~9
Lachlyn82~17

NOVEMBER

bphill6729~8
BAOEWulf~11
Whatever1112~12
Bigbmybsby~16
MintJulip~17

DECEMBER

Arl169~12

League Tips
You are allowed one account per League or Ladder per person, but you can join as many different Leagues or Ladders as you would like.
LadderBux Redemptions
Leather and Stone Bracelet (1550400)
Despicable Me 2 Minion Backpack (2500000)
Cases Ladder Pen (13000)
Cases Ladder Pen (13000)
Meals in Jars :The Ultimate Guide [Kindle Edition] (55000)

Over $3,035,500.00 worth of prizes awarded so far!
Click here to view available prizes!
Tournament Director
Interested in becoming a tournament director for the League? Click here for the application and more information!