Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Euchre Strategy - Another leading tip

Euchre QOD: “Turning down the house”

Euchre Haiku:
Ordering desire
Cards say no but you want to
Listen to the cards

Euchre Palaver
“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.

Savvy Strategies
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.”

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