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by TrashCanCharlie
Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Purpose?
Replies: 33
Views: 10224

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Basically all a rating system is online is a tool that measures activity and or progress from which the body controlling the ip addy delegates. The rating system cannot see what body, human, and or otherwise is controlling the play. Instead, all the rating system can measure is actions and results t...
by TrashCanCharlie
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What makes a player good?
Replies: 39
Views: 11904

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One other point to make..........................How many players like myself refuse to sit and wait the alloted time necessary to beg and whine just to get an evenly rated game going for the players. Typically, and unless we have one that strictly adheres to sound principle to advance while playing...
by TrashCanCharlie
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What makes a player good?
Replies: 39
Views: 11904

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We might all ask ourselves, "What do we specifically look for in our partners, exactly what do "we" think the best element a partner can possess regarding carding skill? My first posted response to this question would be.................@#$@#$@#DRUM ROLL PLEASE#Q$^#$^#$%^ """""IMAGINATION""""" Dat's...
by TrashCanCharlie
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What makes a player good?
Replies: 39
Views: 11904

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First off, thanks for the kind words. One of the first ways of "good player" associatins are what peers think of the game you play. How others view your ability, skill level, table presence, offensive game. defensive game, as well as nil ability, endgame technique, and a hundred other ingredients co...
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33115

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"Thy KING-DOM Come!"
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33115

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Many questions have been asked Jack! I think the entire panel AGREESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS with you, not is it a no brainer to say "It's a no brainer" but frankly the nil is most likely SETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! Whether he covers with the damn KING or NOT! The issue and point still remains, h...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33115

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Anyone can see the nil can be covered Jack, that's not my argument. Mine instead was my own personal argument, which by the way would be supportive of rising with the king. By agreement in my partnerships I can and will rise with the king because "I trust the pard" I am sitting across from to "Not" ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33115

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For the record let me he clear on where I stand here: First; I would not nil the first hand! Why? For me it involves several issues. The first one is partnership trust! I instill almost at the threat of pulling fingernails out the importance of nils during the final two hands. A: If we hold a lead t...
by TrashCanCharlie
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 33115

Why I stick my two cents worth in is unknown but............

Several things trouble me about the discussion: As mentioned previously, "I would stay away from the heart suit like the plague!" I totally concur! Everyone is so busy focused on the four and seven hearts lead and which one? duhhhhhhhhhh, how about another suit selection period? Considering we do no...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: "Options, You Ask?"
Replies: 0
Views: 1155

"Options, You Ask?"

Controlling our options is merely getting the opps to play with cards we deal rather than cards the hand generator has already dealt. The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice: Your opps feel they are in control, but are actually your puppets. Give your opss option...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Check Your Spades Vocabulary
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Check Your Spades Vocabulary

Book [/b]-----what you read while you wait for your opponent to bid Spades player -----a rare creature who sits at a table throwing pieces of cardboard into the middle of the table Clubs -----what spades players use to beat hell out of their partners if they fail to return their leads Convention --...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Leagues and Tournies
Topic: STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE
Replies: 15
Views: 7445

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Actually, the subject is a very sore one for me. Why? It might have something to do with the fact that I felt compelled to try to give, no make that "Give" to the game without expectation's of a monetary gain. Thus far most of the names and or associations mentioned do indeed "Gain." They might disg...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: "Under My Thumb"
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

"Under My Thumb"

Under My Thumb Jay Tomlinson Mick Jagger must have either been a spades player or been around a few pasteboard tossers when he coined the phrase "Under My Thumb." Some feminist groups opposed this because of the lyrics about dominating a woman. One of the lyrics that upset them the most is the line,...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Opening Lead Made, Your Side Wins the Trick, Suit Returned
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

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OK, can it possibly ever be right to lead the same suit as the opps has led in a situation where it was the best possible lead the opps could make at trick one and also the best possible return you could make at trick two> You win trick one, you now return the exact same suit at trick two and it was...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Opening Lead Made, Your Side Wins the Trick, Suit Returned
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Opening Lead Made, Your Side Wins the Trick, Suit Returned

You win the first trick that is led/ Trick one is now sitting quite defeated and placed nicely on your side of the table and you are thinking about trick two and what to lead. All to often I see both sides win the first trick and return the same suit at trick two. I may struggle with a few spades te...