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by Joe Andrews
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:40 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Jokers!!!!!! fight for them
Replies: 22
Views: 4846

"Classic Spades" - Jokers - History

Spades with the Jokers ( the Original version of the game), was created in the late 1930's in Cincinnati, OH. Whist and Bridge Players wanted an alternative to their games; hence, the game of Spades was "born". Spades flourished during the 1940's, 50's and 60's, and was quite popular in the military...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: HardWood Euchre Champion of the Champions
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Euchre Championship Tourney

This is another good idea, an "on-line" HW Champion. I have another suggestion. Any Partnership (Pair) who wins one of the "qualifying" events, will receive an invitation to play in the World Series of Euchre. This year, it is in Cleveland, OH (Sept.) with a guaranteed Prize Fund of $ 3,000! For mor...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Spades training class
Replies: 35
Views: 5935

Spades Instructional Classes

This is a good idea, Jack. There are a number of "experts" out there (including those who are highly rated "HW" regulars) who have the credentials and patience to be very good Spades "teachers". - And there are many players who would be interested in learning from the "Pros". You certainly qualify t...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: 3 WAY CUT
Replies: 56
Views: 11350

"Cut" Spades

I have always enjoyed, three handed 'cut" Spades. At many of the Grand Prix Tournaments, there are always a few tables of "cut" Spades after the Main event for the day is over. The most popular variation is to remove the deuce of clubs, deal 17 cards to each player, and use the following two rules, ...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

Random Deals at HW!

Hi! I do have great respect for you, "Just Ice", as well as "Spooky", "Omni", "Galt", "Flying Fire", Jonas, and all of the other posters. This topic has been explored / dissected / analyzed / reviewed / during the past month. I hope that we all have learned a little more. I also hope that the people...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

"On and On"

Hi! Thank you Jonas, for your replies to the post. I know that you are doing your best to ensure fair and random deals. I suppose that the second-guessing and endless analysis about the RDG can go on ad infinitum until every cow at the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream plant in VT decides to leave VT and head...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: AM I an idiot?
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Aflac! (Duckers) Quack! Quack!

In response to your scenario: You have 95 pts, North has 93, West has 81, and East is winning. East's play is rather obvious. He is stripping out the hand to obtain a heart discard. -And yes, he hopes to blast you or North with the Queen in order to end the game. There are three questions here: a. I...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

The Never Ending Debate...

My Goodness.. I just cannot believe that this post has drawn such a wide variety of reponses. Some are really great! Once again, I suggest that you (Jonas) develop Duplicate Spades online, here at Silvercreek / HW. Jonas, if you do decide to pursue this suggestion, the Spades world will beat a path ...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

"The Never-Ending" Topic

Hi Omni! Great commentary! Great Analysis! Perhaps we could "pard" sometime. It would be a pleasure to play a game of Spades with you. Yes, you do bring up some very good points. And your "dissection" of partial deck games such as Cribbage and Poker is very good. At the GP Nationals, I do try to "le...
by Joe Andrews
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

Random Deals - The Never Ending Debate!

Great posts, everyone! The answer is Duplicate Spades! It is the way that the Bridge Players conduct their "live" and "on-line" tournaments. It eliminates the luck of the deal, and places the emphasis on the skill of the players. Please refer to my previous post. Unfortunately, there are very few Du...
by Joe Andrews
Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Reverse Hearts
Replies: 14
Views: 3377

Reverse Hearts - An interesting variation!

Reverse Hearts This is a variation which was quite popular during the heyday of The England Hearts Players' Association (1971-1979). Attendance at these "live" events average more than one hundred and twenty players each! We always had a few tables of "Reverse Hearts", usually after a Tournament was...
by Joe Andrews
Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

Recent Post (Omni)

Thanks for your reply, Omni. I sure wish you could come to a Grand Prix Spades "live" event. Although we play the standard game, it is conducted as part of multi-round progressive Swiss format. In order to qualify for the playoffs, you must win consistently against teams who also have winning record...
by Joe Andrews
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

Duplicate Spades, anyone?

Spades --- Random Deals, Lucky Cards, Bad Breaks, etc. etc. I have watched the responses to the original posts. Many have been very intelligent and insightful. I certainly agree with the last comments regarding the quality of hands, as well as the shape of each hand. One does not mind a dearth of t...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

Response to Omni.

Happy New Year! Thanks for your reply, Omni. I hope that someday you have the opportunity to come to the GP Nationals. Perhaps this might be "laboratory" where you could observe mutiple deals and the distribution tendencies in a "live" setting. I am amazed with your comment about receiving many "fre...
by Joe Andrews
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 30897

RDG - Thanks for the Posts!

Thanks for the great posts and analysis regarding the Random Deal Generator Topic!

- JoeA