Euchre QOD: “Turning down the house”
Cards say no but you want to
Listen to the cards
“Turn down” – This is when the dealer decides not to order up trump in the first round of bidding. Usually, it means they don’t have a lot (or any) of that suit and they do have winners in another suit.
Leading tip. What not to lead.
Here’s a mistake that I see happen all the time. The first round of ordering is over and the dealer turns down the up-card. Someone orders a green suit and the person in the first seat leads the suit that was turned down. Invariably, this card gets trumped because the dealer didn’t have any. There was a reason that the dealer turned it down. It most likely was because she didn’t have any. By leading the turned-down suit you open the possibility of the first trick being trumped thereby spoiling your march or euchre defense.
Bottom Line: Don’t lead a green suit that was just turned down.
Euchre on the Web
Here’s a tune called Euchre. A fine enough sounding song, but I have no idea what it has to do with euchre. She never even mentions euchre and it certainly doesn’t feel like euchre. Perhaps she just liked the word.
And a song parody called Euchre. Interesting attempt but it lost me with the line “this game is such a bore.”