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by TrashCanCharlie
Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Logic of Luck
Replies: 26
Views: 4583

Luck

I might have been low on my assessment of just how much luck factors in the game of spades. First off, spades is "Primarily" a game of luck......."Secondary" game of skill. Why do I say that? Well, if we consider just the deal at the moment. We have no control on that, yes we get to cut the cards, w...
by TrashCanCharlie
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Logic of Luck
Replies: 26
Views: 4583

The Logic of Luck

I'd like to pose a question to this forum. That question is: Just how much luck do you think is in each spades game we play, percentage based? My personal opinion is that the figure would be in the neighborhood of 30-50% We certainly all agree that if one bids dominate your side most of the time you...
by TrashCanCharlie
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Spades Quiz: 1st bidder end game
Replies: 83
Views: 15432

re

No problem! I was just making a point that I believe the integrity of the game would improve if last hand nils, namely ones we would never bid under any circumstances could be removed via some penalty. If rating, or some means created a judgement change on the person making the desperate nil it migh...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Spades Quiz: 1st bidder end game
Replies: 83
Views: 15432

So if you were dealt one lucky game where you won by 700 points that means you're that much better than your opponents, or even the rest of the competition in the tourney? If what you say is true, one good game could essentially win an entire tourney for you. (I don't think I said that at all sir. ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Difference in Bot Play ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

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I don't know about the bots here but I do know that on two other sites I've frequented that the bots are not all created equal. Basically each bot has a different personality at the table. The other thing I've noticed and something that I don't know whether it has ever been in a discussion here, do ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Sure this has been mulled over before
Replies: 88
Views: 16396

re

I think the question that should be mulled over is what to do with those that accuse people of cheating. That in my humble opinion is just as bad as the cheaters. Far to many players insult the integrity of good players crying cheat. The burden of proof should be on the one making the accusations an...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Spades Quiz: 1st bidder end game
Replies: 83
Views: 15432

The biggest weakness is our game!

This is a common problem in a race to 500 event. Unfortunately one is not rewarded by the rating system Gods for close games. I personally think a rating system should exist where the rating was not merely a win loss scenario. Instead it would be based on the total point difference in the score of t...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: RDG - Thanks for the Posts!
Replies: 142
Views: 29552

Ok time for my 2 cents.... :) I think we are forgetting a huge variable here... I think its Galt that said "the team that makes the least mistakes wins" Good or bad cards, good or bad luck I feel this statement to be true. :twisted: [/color] I'd like to modify that statement if I may to read, "The ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Are you the best
Replies: 31
Views: 6816

There are only so many strategies with 13 cards, most of them repetitious within the suits. Tennis ranks don't score card players! http://bestsmileys.com/christmas5/10.gif I'd strongly disagree with that comment. Strategies with thirteen? Think a bit and or consider some statistical data regarding ...