Deuce play is irresistible to some of you (I don’t recommend it, but I do it myself sometimes for fun). If you do want to win more often (and who doesn’t?), it’s a good strategy to pursue.
Since any particular deuce will come up about once every 16.6 games of Kenoo, we can be assured that if we play 15, 16 or 17 deuces on a ticket, we will, in the long run average about one deuce winner per draw.
This strategy will only work with 6 numbers or more. So let’s start with the six spot, with a goal of playing 15, 16 or 17 deuces:
• Six spot: Mark six of your favorite numbers, and circle all of them in groups of one (kings.) This will produce a one way six and 15 deuces.
• Seven spot: The closest you can come to your goal is by playing all seven as one spots, which will produce a 21 way deuce. You can also play five one spots and one solid deuce, which will produce a total of an 11 way deuce.
You may also play six of your seven numbers on a separate ticket, as groups of one.
• Eight spot: Play six kings and one solid deuce, which will result in a 16 way deuce. You can also play six of your eight numbers on a separate ticket as above and achieve a 15 way deuce.
• Nine spot: Play one solid three spot and six kings, which will result in a 15 way 2, or play the separate ticket as above with the same results.
• Ten spot: Play one solid four spot and six kings, or six separate kings for the same result as the nine spot.
• Eleven spot: Play one solid five spot and six kings, or six separate kings as above.
• Twelve spot: Play one solid six and six kings, or six separate kings as above with the same result (a fifteen way deuce.) Or, if you want to play three separate tickets, play one twelve spot, one ticket with five kings on it, and one ticket with four kings on it, all selected from your twelve. You will then have a total of a sixteen way deuce.
• Thirteen through fifteen spots: These are best deuced up by using the second method as above. Simply play the ticket as a straight ticket and on a separate ticket mark six of your numbers as kings (one spots.)
Suppose that you are playing a three way eight spot using three groups of 4, 12 numbers total. Play this on one ticket, and on a second ticket play six of these 12 numbers as kings, for a 15 way deuce.
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