Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Be quick about it

Euchre QOD: “If you’re not getting set, you’re not bidding enough”

Euchre Haiku:
Get euchred often
And the ire of your partner
Could thwart your chances.

Euchre Palaver
“In the barn” – This means a team has scored 9 points in a 10 point game and is one away from victory. Also known as “at the bridge”.

Savvy Strategies
Often in euchre you are going to be dealt a terrible hand. There are some hands that are so worthless you feel like you shouldn’t even be participating in the game. What can you do with a full house of nines and tens? (A full house is when you have a pair of one type of card and three of another). Well, in these cases you just have to suck it up and play the cards to the best of your ability. And if there happens to be a good show on the bar tv, go ahead and watch it. Your cards don’t matter anyway. Although, don’t let your opponents notice your ennui.

If you are sitting in the first chair and you have to lead, be quick about it. Lead as soon as the dealer discards. You’ll find that sometimes people will hem and haw about going alone. In euchre the rules state that you have to announce a loner prior to any card being led. If you are able to throw a card out quickly, you can prevent the loner from happening.

Bottom line: Lead as soon as you are able.

Euchre on the Web
To make your euchre experience a little more interesting try Youker the euchre drinking game.

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