Sunday, February 19, 2006

Lead a loser

Euchre QOD: “Lose early, win late”

Euchre Haiku:
With a hand that’s weak
Start with the worst card you can
Partner might save you

Euchre Palaver
“Screw the dealer” – (stick the dealer). This is an optional rule in which the dealer is not allowed to pass a second time. She is required to order something up. This rule has the effect of speeding up the game as points are scored on every deal.

Savvy Strategies
Knowing what to lead can be complicated. But if you are in the first seat and you’ve ordered up trump here are a couple of tips that can help.

1. With a weak hand, lead a non-trump loser. Since the card isn’t going to win anyway, give your partner a chance to win the trick.

2. With a strong hand that is short on trump, lead trump first. This assumes that you have off aces that will win. You want to lead the trump so no one is able to waste your off aces.

The Euchre Web
I don’t know if I’d want to do it but if you play a lot of online euchre, here is your chance to make a few bucks. See Paid to Play euchre. Essentially, they pay you to put a banner ad up on your computer screen while you play euchre (or other online games). You get to see a commercial the whole time you play. But you could make a few bucks so maybe it’s worth it. They say it won’t cost you anything. Of course, you can expect your email to be littered with messages from them (once a day) and SPAM no doubt. If you don’t mind that, check it out.


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