Sometimes I wonder why we play pinochle. No one ever wants to play to the end of a round if they are losing. Isn't part of the fun playing? Learning about strategy and what we can do with a hand. Am I the only one who really doesn't want to say "let's play to the end of the round." Seems like poor sportsmanship in reverse to quit and walk away from a hand. It's especially sad when the person taking bid in that last hand has a super duper hand...and they have to throw it away cuz the poor losers don't want to "waste" their time playing.
So, why do we play?