Re: What to play?
- Hi Joe,
> And he likely has a doubleton, particularly if hisBut can't one argue if I'm on offense here, and I expect you to save
> trump is weak. If his trump is stronger, he would
> be more likely to go alone despite being triple suited.
> If my spade beats only 2 others, I would probably bet
> on the doubleton in hearts, even if it only beat 1
> other heart.
a doubleton, I might be more inclined to go alone without a doubleton?
It's a catch-22: save this because maker's more likely to have it
since he went alone; but since maker knows that, he's more likely to
go alone with the opposite; but since you know that you're more
likely to save the opposite....
Where does it end?
- --- In EuchreScience@yahoogroups.com, "Natty Bumppo" <borf@b...>
> "bimbert84" wrote:I agree 100%. I think that in Euchre, you win more from your
> > . . . With regular partners
> > skilled ones will beat poor
> > ones most of the time. . . .
> But only if, or because, they
> make fewer errors, is what I
> am suggesting -- not because
> they make more clever plays.
opponents' bad play, as opposed to your own partnerships brilliance.
It's for this reason that I've always maintained that the most
important factor in deciding whether you win a game or not is the
skill level of your partner.
> > But if there are two sets of
> > skilled partners, I agree chance
> > will play a great part in deciding
> > the winner.
> Oh, of course. And what I am
> suggesting further is that adhesion
> to principle (i.e., making fewer
> mistakes -- and this MAY mean playing a little more conservatively
> than we normally would) is what will tip the balance set by
> the long run.I've given this a lot of thought, and I'm convinced that an
extremely aggressive bidding style is probably correct for most
Euchre games. Most Euchre players that I encounter don't make trump
ENOUGH, as opposed to calling too often. Of course, if your
opponents take this to the extreme, then passive play is better;
essentially "handing off" to your partner. However, even when your
left side opponent is extremely passive, you should still call a
lot, to block him the times he does indeed have a hand. Remember:
your opponents can never get 4 points if they never get to call it.