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by omni_555
Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: share winning points with the sub
Replies: 10
Views: 5432

I MAY be wrong, or things MAY have changed, but as far as I know, when a player leaves a game before it finishes and does not return, there are TWO possibilities: 1) The seat he left loses the game, and the person who left takes the loss in points and gets a loss recorded to his profile as well as a...
by omni_555
Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: share winning points with the sub
Replies: 10
Views: 5432

One main problem with rewarding a sub for a win is that he is taking absolutely NO RISK. When a player enters a game, he is taking a risk that he will lose, and any rewards for a win are therefore justified. When you come into a situation where there is NO risk to yourself, what would be the justifi...
by omni_555
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: watta matta
Replies: 10
Views: 3914

MOST of the time when I am playing I try to anticipate the card I am going to play. Usually, when it is my turn to play, it seldom takes more than a couple of seconds for me to confirm my choice and play that card. However, there are situations that arise when an unexpected or unanticipated situatio...
by omni_555
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

Ok Omni, here is the answer one more time for you, which has been repeated several times: The partner may have indeed played the K correctly based upon the nillers communication. Good play partner, unfortunately the Niller mis-communicated to you. See Omni ? It wasn't difficult to answer at all. It...
by omni_555
Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

Man!!! Talk about being stuck in neutral!!! Question: "How should nil's partner best have played from the K,3 on the first round when nil led the 4?" Answer: "Nil shouldn't have LED the 4, he should have led from a different suit, in fact, he shouldn't even have BID that risky nil!" Is that not the ...
by omni_555
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

Abcba123, let's say that you are TOTALLY CORRECT in all your assumptions about the poor risk/reward decisions made when 1) the nil was bid in the first place, 2) the lead was made from the long suit, and 3) the LOW card was led from the troubled suit. Let's say that ALL THREE of these decisions were...
by omni_555
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

I'm sorry, but I don't see the relevance. Whether or not the Nil would have made has no bearing on how it should have been covered. Actually Player's comments are relevant. The posts above assumed the Nil was safe if the partner had not played the K. Player posted that we cannot assume such. With t...
by omni_555
Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

...OK, everyone line up on either side... Peeps who would have played the 3, line up on the left. Peeps who would have played the K, line up on the right. Now, peeps on the LEFT, who wants to pard with me?!!! 8) Oh, and I am sorry that I diverted attention away from the point of my last post with th...
by omni_555
Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

...OK, the topic keeps getting put back to whether bidding the first nil was wise. (Personally, I would most probably NOT have bid that nil here...) BUT... the bids are made. My partner has - for whatever reason - bid nil. He leads a Heart 4. I am holding the Heart K and 3. West covers partner's 4 w...
by omni_555
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

Man!!! Just_Ice must be bangin' his head on his monitor screen about now!!!If I read his initial inquiry correctly, he was NOT looking to see if people thought that his initial nil was a GOOD bid, or even if people thought that his lead of the Heart 4 was a good lead. What transpired was basically T...
by omni_555
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

To just move back to the Heart-lead situation for a moment, one point I don't recall being addressed is "What does it matter if nil-cover thought Hearts was likely a safe suit?" Making CERTAIN to cover the nil was more important than RISKING the nil getting set, even if he eventually was forced to t...
by omni_555
Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

...I'm sorry, I still don't see the big advantage here of nil-cover dropping the K where he did. What if niller was holding only the 4 and the 7? The way the hand played out, he would STILL have been set here with his partner holding the 3 for the second round of that suit. Another thing to consider...
by omni_555
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33170

Just_Ice, you don't say what the other bids were (except that the total bid was 12), so there might have been something else going on there. However, it still seems to be a rather dumb play to cover the J with his K when that would leave him with a very good chance to set your nil with the 3. It is ...
by omni_555
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: 3way vs 4way
Replies: 25
Views: 8593

Glad I could give ya a laugh, Tess!!! :D The point I was trying to make was that IF we are to expect to have ANY semblance of integrity restored to the rating system, we have to start somewhere. I agree with you that there are MANY factors that contribute to the failure of the system, but the questi...
by omni_555
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: 3way vs 4way
Replies: 25
Views: 8593

Tess, it's not really a matter of demeaning players who work a number of 3-way games into their repertoire, but rather the fact that this is but one more way that the rating system is being made somewhat meaningless. Take a player who has a rating in the 1700's and sets a table expecting to find sim...