Card Game Quiz Puzzle

We were in the Jolly Quizmaster the other night and saw three people playing a game of cards that we had not seen before. So we watched and worked out how the game worked.

The three players were using just ten cards, the Ace (counting one) to Ten of Hearts. Each player received three cards and the tenth and final card was placed in the middle of the table, face down.

Each player then put £1 into the kitty and card in the middle of the table was turned face up. Then they each totalled up their three cards plus the middle card, and whoever had the largest total won the game, and the £3. If two or three players had the same total they shared the money.

We could see the cards held by one of the players, but not the other two. On one hand we could see he held 9, 6 and 2, and one of our colleagues offered to buy the hand for 50p.

Should the player sell the hand or not?

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday


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