Bastra, the Greek deformation of the Arabic word Basra, which is also a similar game played in Egypt, Lebanon and other Middle-Eastern countries, is a popular fishing card game similar to Cassino very popular in Cyprus. In Turkey, the game is known as Pişti or Paşta.

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Bastra - Strategy - Defensive Strategies
... cards and face cards will yield fewer opportunities for bastras ... A very conservative tactic to prevent bastras is to play a jack into an open board (since a jack that takes a jack does not get the 10 points) ... tactic, it can be justified near the end of a close game, where a bastra could change the balance of the scores ...