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Shoot the Moon
Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Fri Aug 23, 2013 04:04 PM CDT

My childhood memories of Newsom family get-togethers include rousing games of pitch that would conclude most evenings. These were go-for-blood affairs, usually consisting of one table of 10-point "Call for Your Partner" and a smaller table of four playing the appropriately named "Cutthroat" 5-point version. In the latter, each player is dealt six cards and, depending on how gutsy a bidder was, or stupid (as was often my case), one would "Shoot the Moon," i.e. take all five points. If you had all of the right cards (e.g. the ace, jack, joker (family version), 10, and two) it was no ...

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