Search found 11 matches

by gecco
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Harassing players by a loophole in the system
Replies: 1
Views: 3609

Harassing players by a loophole in the system

In a recent game, "not craw CRAW" got hit hard with the queen and decided to harass the players in the game. He would disconnect. Then, return before the 2 minute timer would kick him out. Then, after returning, he would repeat the disconnect. He did this, seemingly, forever. During this time, the g...
by gecco
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: This will be a weird question
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Re: This will be a weird question

This is silly. I use a couple nics. One with a 1600+ rating for playing like players. I have another with a reset rating for playing 1400 players or unestablished players. If I have to revert to a single nic ... I will not be playing lesser rated players. I have found, historically, that playes with...
by gecco
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: This is from Jonas in the Spades forum.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: This is from Jonas in the Spades forum.....

Well ... I will start the ball rolling by saying that I will not "pay to play". I already paid for the application and accepted the EULA as such. I know of others that feel the same, even if they will not publically acknowledge that in this forum. Might I suggest looking at a model that works well i...
by gecco
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Grand Prix Hearts / Standard Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Duplicate Hearts

I was wondering about the Grand Prix Hearts... I have been playing bridge for years, and when you play bridge in competition it is all "duplicate" ... for anyone who does not know bridge; Duplicate is where all the tables play the same deal ... and the match points you obtain are based on how well y...
by gecco
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: how often do you suspect cheating by collusion?
Replies: 27
Views: 9113

Oh, there is collaberation going on, Jerry! To think otherwise means you are in denial... I cannot add any more to what has already been said... but there are way too many tables where un-natural plays keep occuring. Cards, by definition, are random ... and there is no way three players can play the...
by gecco
Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Pass n Pull issue
Replies: 58
Views: 13968

nice approach traceyr
by gecco
Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Pass n Pull issue
Replies: 58
Views: 13968

Good Point Dust -- I did drift away off topic, sorry... I guess what I was trying to illustrate was that there already is a way for people to play matches, like on Case, that solve some of these problems. Otherwise, P&P is a strategy of the game, and I believe it would be a mistake to attempt to...
by gecco
Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Pass n Pull issue
Replies: 58
Views: 13968

Sterling said: "if i wanted to get into tourneys, i probably could get some of what I am asking for." I bet a lot of players on HW think the same thing about "Case's Ladder" if they even know about it at all. The reality is that "The Ladder" is not part of a tournament, or any other sanctioned event...
by gecco
Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Pass n Pull issue
Replies: 58
Views: 13968

OH one last parting shot. Your idea of tracking only wins, with no 2nd or 3rd place already exists on HW. When you log into HW. Go to the League Tab, then go to room "Case's Ladder" The "Case's Ladder" match does exactly what you suggest. It only tracks wins. You never drop down on the ladder by loo...
by gecco
Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Pass n Pull issue
Replies: 58
Views: 13968

hmmm The only problem with your approach is that for it to work, all players must be of equal capability. The rating system on HW is similar to most other sites and real life rating systems in bridge and chess; second and third position is important. This is because; it is not enough to beat somebod...
by gecco
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Pass n Pull issue
Replies: 58
Views: 13968

OMG -- I cannot believe anyone is actually having a discussion about P&P... It is a tool of the game. Someone misusing the tool is no different from someone who indiscriminately dumps the queen. Its bad sportsmanship. If you are not going after low man, you are not playing the game to win... I w...