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On some cribbage boards there are three holes for pegs where you start the game Why would this be necessary when each player only uses two pegs to play?
Some cribbage boards have an extra scoring area to keep track of how many times each person has won, and many cribbage boards have extra pegs in case you lose one... could be one of those reasons.
When playing "best-of" series, we may not finish all games in one sitting. So we use the 3rd hole to identify who's deal it is. I always play the inside track, so if the 3rd peg is in my lane, I know it's my deal.