Friday, February 24, 2006

A little something for Friday

Euchre QOD: “Everything is mostly void”

Euchre Haiku:
Two hearts and three spades
A doubleton and two voids
Not bad, depending.

Euchre Palaver
“Singleton” – This means having one card of a certain suit. When it’s the Ace, you call it the “lone Ace”. “Doubleton” means having two cards in a certain suit. “Tripleton” is just silly. Don’t ever bother using Tripleton. It’s bushleague. “Void” means that you don’t have any in a given suit. Being void is good. Unless you are void in the trump suit…that’s bad.

Euchre on the Web
Alright, time to tip you off to the full collection of the euchre wisdom of Natty Bumppo. Here are a host of writings that he has created on the subject of euchre. Most read like an Ann Landers column but he has an interesting perspective. I tend to prefer a more mathematical approach to the game whereas he advocates playing more on feel and intuition. You choose your style.

Blog update:
I’m off to a weekend of non-skiing and partying. It’s ski like you drive. Unfortunately, I might not be able to update the blog until Sunday. Explore some of the web links until then.

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