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by Vidurr
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Changes that I think will help
Replies: 24
Views: 7291

Re: Changes that I think will help

As far as playing 1800 against a 1400 goes I agree if your host you can kick those players from your game (been kicked before, np) or as I see it maybe that 1400 see's an opportunity to learn from that higher rated player and can use replay to see the tactics used on the dealt cards. The 1400 is le...
by Vidurr
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Changes that I think will help
Replies: 24
Views: 7291

Re: Changes that I think will help

1. Change the rating system to show just wins and losses in your name . For example if you have 70 wins and 30 losses you’ve played a total of 100 games and your winning percentage is 70%. Having this will do a multitude of things. First you will no longer need to set tables for 1600, 1700, etc… we...
by Vidurr
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Big 5
Replies: 74
Views: 17292

I remember reading posts in the past about the silliness of even playing at HW. Now we have some of those same players and posters as regulars in HW and HW’s Forum. What changed everybody’s mind? In terms of playing at HW, I can only assume it’s the fooms, medieval characters and abundance of ...
by Vidurr
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Big 5
Replies: 74
Views: 17292

If you tell your partner what value cards you may have in the bidding process, it is cheating. It is called table talk. It’s been noted previously that there is no National Governing Body of Spades. Each site has their own set of rules. Since we are playing at HW; we must assume HW’s Site Rules...
by Vidurr
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: KICK AND BAN BE REMOVED
Replies: 34
Views: 9523

ok people i give up the point is they have a rating of over 1600---1700--and they don't want you with the same rating---they read the profile and BAM you're gone--they don't want to get the win by playing fair------its ok---i give up-----form of cheating thats all---not right----i paid for this gam...
by Vidurr
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Comments.. How much is to much?
Replies: 22
Views: 5479

I seen these:

Please DO NOT nil. It's too risky.

On 10 bids or less, give bags even if it means going set.

Once spades is broken, always lead them.

:lol:
by Vidurr
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Kicking and banning
Replies: 42
Views: 20312

Re: kick/ban

ONE MORE THING -TABLE SET AT RATED 500 SUICIDE--ETC--NO LIMIT---LIKE 1500 100+ OR - JUST RATED ---THEY SITTING THERE WITH 1700 RATING----WAITING TO KICK YOU--AND JUMP ON THE LOWER RATED ONES I have seen this also. 1700 rated players with 45 - 5 records because they are only playing 1300 & 1400 rate...
by Vidurr
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: making a top 25 list meaningful
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: making a top 25 list meaningful

I do not understand why we have a top 25 list, I don't either, it is just cause for complaints and manipulation. due to the constant resetting, doesnt that tip the rating scale for the list? I'm not sure what the connection is between the top25 and resetting? I have yet to see a 2000 rated nic reset...
by Vidurr
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Passing Spades
Replies: 24
Views: 7529

I don't know what you think the game has evolved to. But here is something to consider, only 5 to 10% of the spades population really has a clue. So less opinions and more facts please. I love the game to death but that will not change that the majority of Spaders are simply clueless. So to say the...
by Vidurr
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Passing Spades
Replies: 24
Views: 7529

What many don't seem to realize is that we are not to overcome randomness but try to predict events based on the clues we have in hand. The notion of passing 2 cards cannot be considered a strong meaningful game as even a strong 5-7 hand can become a very nice nil with the passing of 2 cards. The w...
by Vidurr
Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Is LUCK only applicable to highly skilled players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5198

I also feel, at least to a point, skill can overcome bad cards. Not always, though, because I agree with Galt, that there are some games you have to try to lose in order to lose. I think this presents the challenge to expert players who play less skilled players. It creates the potential for each a...
by Vidurr
Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Passing Spades
Replies: 24
Views: 7529

Re: passing?

here is your simple answer, never play in a game where passing cards is part of it, cause if you do it isnt spades, its some silly variation... heck one person can go nil every hand nearly with the ability to pass cards.. if you want to pass cards, play hearts..... dont mess up spades There was a v...
by Vidurr
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Is LUCK only applicable to highly skilled players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5198

I've seen several articles in the past regarding luck vs. skill. Chess is considered a 100 % skill game. There is no deal, there is no roll of the dice. Two players in total control of their play and moves. Roulette; almost total 100% luck. Spin the wheel, where she stops, nobody knows. Some article...
by Vidurr
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: DN/BN - misconception that it hinders BETTER players?
Replies: 65
Views: 15338

I don't play at Hardwood as much anymore so I havn't really thought about it in terms of hardwood. I would assume there could be some programming in place where a person could have ratings based on the type of game they are playing. If you have someone who only plays cutthroat they could have a cut...
by Vidurr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: DN/BN - misconception that it hinders BETTER players?
Replies: 65
Views: 15338

Why not have Super Grand Slam Home Run which counts as 8 runs, or a 14 point touchdown, or a six point play in basketball? I bet it would be exciting to see a game won in the bottom of the 9th inning with an eight run homer, or a touchdown scored in the last few seconds to come from 12 points behin...