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by Just_Ice
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What Did I Do Wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

Re: What Did I Do Wrong?

Yes, I took the first three leads with Diams. My pard was clear with his rants, he felt I should have played clubs if I had any. He was upset I stayed with hearts on the next lead and didn't switch to clubs. Yes, nil, it was a typo. I don't sit at games where bnil is an option, unless I've waited a ...
by Just_Ice
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What Did I Do Wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

Re: What Did I Do Wrong?

The second situation was fairly late in the game. The score was about 400 (them) to 300 give or take bags. I considered opening with the 2. I thought with a 9 total the best opening lead was the 2, with my LHO being in the lead and really needing to play more conservatively than I did. But, based on...
by Just_Ice
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What Did I Do Wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

What Did I Do Wrong?

The game situation isn't important, I'll add as much as I need to help you see what was going on. Game is early and fairly close. My pard bids Nil. I had: Diams expended. Hearts A,8,7 Clubs J,8,6 Spades not broken. It's my lead. I led the A hearts then the 8 of hearts, my pard went set. He starts ye...
by Just_Ice
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: More Endgame Drama...
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

More Endgame Drama...

I played a game with a pick up partner last night. I didn't think to keep the specific score and hands for this post, but I really don't need to be specific to make my point. During the game my partner asked several questions about why I did this or that. I have to admit that there may have been dif...
by Just_Ice
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Morals and Ethics
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Re: Morals and Ethics

Growing up, when we used to play Spades with real cards, we had an individual who would intentionally reneg from time to time. We knew it, and we watched for it. Because of this, we consulted the Hoyle rule book to see what the proper course of action was when a reneg was discovered. So, I grew up u...
by Just_Ice
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: First hand play question
Replies: 16
Views: 5975

Re: First hand play question

No, it makes sense. I don't need to see any more examples. I supposed it was something where you had to know your partner and how they play. But, also, I see where the situations you and Dustin presented would give you an opportunity to take more tricks. I guess my comments are based on pick-up part...
by Just_Ice
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: First hand play question
Replies: 16
Views: 5975

Re: First hand play question

Na, I didn't take it that way. Yes, whether or not the King is the right play is a valid question. However, it's not the question here. I think here's where knowing your pard means taking less time thinking about what he "might" have done, and being familiar with why he would play a K here. It's imp...
by Just_Ice
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: First hand play question
Replies: 16
Views: 5975

Re: First hand play question

The OPer brought up a few basic points: 1) It's a setting hand (11 bid or more). 2) Your pard opens a hand with a K, or plays a K in 2nd position. 3) He holds A,x,x in that suit. He also mentioned that he would assume his pard held the Q. Many of you have also brought up the other option that your p...
by Just_Ice
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Question on game points
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Re: Question on game points

and that there is nothing that an average player could do to become an above or even far above average player. As far as here and now, and as far as ratings are concerned. But, one can always study and learn more about Spades, progressing under the assumption they don't know all there is to know ab...
by Just_Ice
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Question on game points
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Re: Question on game points

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by Just_Ice
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Question on game points
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Re: Question on game points

I haven't responded in a while, but I just wanted to say, "Amen, Galt."

And, HI!
by Just_Ice
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Changes that I think will help
Replies: 24
Views: 7036

Re: Changes that I think will help

3. Revise what timeout should be. Timeout should be changed to “Timer On” instead. Every table should be set so that you can not see your cards until it’s your turn to bid. As the host you have the option to have the “Timer On” or “Timer Off”. Having “Timer On” means that you have a limited amount ...
by Just_Ice
Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Merry Christmas all :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

I don't know what that says, flower, but I heard the voice in my head as I read it... the voice, of course, being the Swedish Chef from the Mupetts.

:)
by Just_Ice
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Jxx sidesuit holding what to lead
Replies: 66
Views: 15734

Well, I guess I never count even partial tricks on the 3rd round of any side suit. And, it's too easy for the opps to win the first 2 rounds of the suit, since you force your partner to play his highest card in the suit if West ducks (which is likely). The other thing I don't like is you give away w...
by Just_Ice
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Jxx sidesuit holding what to lead
Replies: 66
Views: 15734

By "shot in the dark", I was actually referring to any opening lead. Whatever lead we choose to make, is actually a "shot in the dark" as we have almost no information about partner's or the opponents' holdings yet other than the bids made. I feel this strengthens the position of leading from suits...