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by Joe Andrews
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Naughty Nils!
Replies: 10
Views: 2995

Re: Avoid this Nil!

Yes, Jack.... Your solution is correct. The hand was observed in the Orlando, 2000 Grand Prix event. And the Nil bidder was set. (It was followed by some of the most incredible sounds of anguish :cry: by the defeated Nil bidder, remniscent of cries :cry: heard from a wildebeest under attack by a pri...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Classic Card Game Books
Replies: 0
Views: 1728

Classic Card Game Books

Classic Card Game Books! by Joe Andrews on Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:07 pm 'The Complete Win At" Card Book Series Autographed! Limited Supply! Books in the Series include: The Complete Win at Euchre (2004) The Complete Win at Hearts (2001) The Complete Win at Spades (2000) The Complete Win at Whist (2000)...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Naughty Nils!
Replies: 10
Views: 2995

Naughty Nils!

Naughty Nils! :roll: Spades is a game which is easy to learn, and requires many years of dedication to become an expert player. Having a regular partner is a big advantage. Then, again, there is the luck factor. It's not all about the deal of the cards. In time, this tends to balance off for for bot...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Classic Card Game Books!
Replies: 0
Views: 1141

Classic Card Game Books!

'The Complete Win At" Card Book Series Autographed! Limited Supply! Books in the Series include: The Complete Win at Euchre (2004) The Complete Win at Hearts (2001) The Complete Win at Spades (2000) The Complete Win at Whist (2000) These books are written by Joe Andrews, and endorsed / published by...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: New Spades Book
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: New Spades Book

Spades Books You are right Dustin - the probabilities of another full edition Spades book are NIL (no pun intended)! :lol: The "life" span of a new card game book is 5- 7 years. Sales are usually brisk in the first few years, then taper off gradually. Unlike Bridge and Chess, Spades is primarily an ...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Total Eclipse !
Replies: 6
Views: 3091

Total Eclipse !

Total Lunar Eclipse ! On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It's a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010. The Sun goes down. The Moon comes up. You go out and look at the sky. Observing the ecl...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: "On line" vs "Live" Play....
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

"On line" vs "Live" Play....

Spades - A Modern Phenomenon! There are many "on line" sites for the game of Spades. And there are very few "live" Spades Tournaments. The game of Bridge (which is in the same "family" of classic card games such as Spades and Whist) has the OPPOSITE situation. There are thousands of local Bridge clu...
by Joe Andrews
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: New Spades Book
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

New Spades Book

New Spades Book - Has anyone had the opportunity to check out the newest published Spades Book - "Spades - New Way of Playing" - by Janelle Marks ? Published by "NF" Publishing It is listed on Amazon.com Janelle is the 4th Spades Book Published author in the past ten years. It lists more than 100 di...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: "As It Turns Out"
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

"As It Turns Out"

RESULTS MERCHANTS / HINDSIGHT ANAYLYSTS One of the most irritating habits that some Spades players have is called "Hindsight Analysis." A hand is done, and then, the self- proclaimed Spades Guru at the table, wants to dissect it, card by card. In Bridge circles, such individuals are referred to as ...
by Joe Andrews
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Leagues and Tournies
Topic: THE SPADES CONNECTION GOES TO VEGAS???
Replies: 3
Views: 7704

Re: THE SPADES CONNECTION GOES TO VEGAS???

Hi! Yes, "Vegas is on the Horizon"!!! This is Joe Andrews, founder of the original Grand Prix World Series of Classic Card Games (1999-2007). Grand Prix is now owned by Cases' Ladder and Demand Media, Inc. The 2008 Grand Prix World Series of Spades will be held in Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 2-5). And "Doll...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Special Christmas Sites
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

Special Christmas Sites

Happy Holidays to All - Here are three beautiful links - Check them out! ------------------------------------------------------------------ http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm ---------------------------------------- And, now this one - http://www.holdman.com/christmas/video.asp ---...
by Joe Andrews
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Special Christmas Sites
Replies: 0
Views: 2552

Special Christmas Sites

Happy Holidays to All - Here are three beautiful links - Check them out! ------------------------------------------------------------------ http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm ---------------------------------------- And, now this one - http://www.holdman.com/christmas/video.asp ---...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Merry Christmas all :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Grand Prix Greetings

Happy Holidays to All - Here are three beautiful links - Check them out! ------------------------------------------------------------------ http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm ---------------------------------------- And, now this one - http://www.holdman.com/christmas/video.asp ---...
by Joe Andrews
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Jxx sidesuit holding what to lead
Replies: 66
Views: 17048

Discipline

Very good posts. All of you clearly understand the value of honor cards and why underleads of these often give away valuable tricks. (especially Q xx and K xx). Underleads of Aces can also be bad choices. Ugh! As for partners, I must admit, I am finicky (a bit like Morris, the cat!) :) Time is so pr...
by Joe Andrews
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Jxx sidesuit holding what to lead
Replies: 66
Views: 17048

Finesse

Just Ice - Hi there. You have been a good "poster", and responder to many topics here. Here is my "slant" on the finesse you described. With the 12 Bid on the table, (and a rather clear "setting scenario"), your lead of the Q from the Q J holding was a normal finessing play. Your partner's decision ...