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by Galt
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Example of slanted deals
Replies: 20
Views: 7290

Re: Example of slanted deals

"I love spades but it's more fun if you win more then you lose but that's not possible here." You really need to think about that statement. It presents a paradox. If true, eeryone would have a losing record, and of course that is not true. Similarly, everyone would have a rating under 1500. Unless ...
by Galt
Sat May 11, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Ten Truths of Spades
Replies: 13
Views: 4262

Re: The Ten Truths of Spades

You are zachary right.
by Galt
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What would you lead in this case?
Replies: 8
Views: 3128

Re: What would you lead in this case?

I was going to say basically the same thing.

Without knowing who played what on each trick there is no way to have much of an idea.

You may already be set or may have an easy save.
by Galt
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: AI partners need a brain upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: AI partners need a brain upgrade

If Spades are not broken, then one leads something else besides his cards that may well be winners later in the hand.
by Galt
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: AI partners need a brain upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: AI partners need a brain upgrade

I would have to strongly disagree with point 3, especially if your team has Spades strength and a long or solid side suit.

In situations like that, it is far better to try to pull Spades and then run the good side suit cards assuming that the holder of them has an entry.
by Galt
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: AI partners need a brain upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: AI partners need a brain upgrade

I do not want to imply that I think that the bots play well. They play horribly as a rule. The worst things that they do are grab tricks as fast as possible on bagging hands and play Nils (on both ends) more than badly. However, in defense of HW, I think that it is important to consider the followin...
by Galt
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: AI partners need a brain upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: AI partners need a brain upgrade

I guess that I will try again.

If the bot leads the Queen, why would you put your King on it, independent of who or who may not have the ace?

Also, if the bot leads the Queen, and you have the Ace, how do you know that there is nothing to finesse?
by Galt
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: AI partners need a brain upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: AI partners need a brain upgrade

Unless it is a bagging hand, why would you put the King on a Queen lead by your partner? If the bot has the King and Queen, it obviously should lead the King and not the Queen. If the bot or a real pard leads a Queen and you have the Ace, this is the opportunity to either take a finesse or not take ...
by Galt
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Two things
Replies: 7
Views: 3799

Re: Two things

The problem of subs with ratings that are much higher than the players whom they replace has always existed.

It would not really be much of a consideration except for the remarkable level of quitting that goes on here.
by Galt
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: game information pop out at tables
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: game information pop out at tables

No. That is not the request. When you are sitting at a table there is no way to know what the rating is for that game. It would be nice if it was included in the list of stuff on the right had side of the screen. Sometimes players set games and don't realize that the rating they set is different fro...
by Galt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Where is Joe
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: Where is Joe

Joe called and left a message. I have not spoken with him yet. Was relieved, though.
by Galt
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: feature request
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: feature request

Blind Nil.... Skill?
by Galt
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Where is Joe
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: Where is Joe

Nothing yet.
by Galt
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Parding in Same House
Replies: 13
Views: 5536

Re: Parding in Same House

Thanks all.
by Galt
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Parding in Same House
Replies: 13
Views: 5536

Re: Parding in Same House

Thanks.

That all seems to deal with one key.

We have two keys.