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by TrashCanCharlie
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Tactical Spades 101
Replies: 0
Views: 1209

Tactical Spades 101

Don't try to outrun an incoming attack, just sidestep it. Let the opponent waste his own energy. The simplest approach is often best. Fancy stuff just creates confusion. Arrange the situation so even if you're wrong you get something out of it. You can still win without being right. If a fish jumps ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: OPPSHUNS
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

OPPSHUNS

OPPSHUNS Most of spading theory, techniques. bidding, as well as defense, psychological elements, card presence, and a host of things have been discussed from time to time, however, our options with opps has not. What things do most players consider when facing new arrivals at our carding tables? Wh...
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Grand Prix Radio to Broadcast from World Series of Spades
Replies: 5
Views: 2373

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The devil went down to St. Louis, he was looking for a soul to steal He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind and he was willin' to make a deal. When he came across this old man tossing pasteboard and playing hot And the devil jumped up on a card table and said, "Boy let me tell ya what. "I guess y...
by TrashCanCharlie
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Grand Prix Radio to Broadcast from World Series of Spades
Replies: 5
Views: 2373

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Does that mean I can tell the world about the alcatraz coup Joe? Will be leaving Thurs and driving,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,now all I have to do is find a few good games on the way there to warm up with.

Any takers in Hardwood want a good challenge between Va and Missouri?

Say the word!

TheCanMan
by TrashCanCharlie
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Wonderful World of Spades
Replies: 29
Views: 9150

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Am I missing something about this hand? Four is the only bid to make! First off, lefty has bid four, partner two, righty one!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dat's right! Righty bid one! If partner is bidding on the King in the suit you hold the ace and queen in it kills ya, if the king is behind ya when partner doesnt...
by TrashCanCharlie
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Wonderful World of Spades
Replies: 29
Views: 9150

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All of what is said about luck, while most is true, much is somewhat skewed. Skewed because so many are just uneducated in the manner and fashions of creating "luck-swings." Am I talking about some weird voodoo-hoodoo approaches? Heck NO! These stir the pot approaches are acceptable, we do them dail...
by TrashCanCharlie
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Appeal to the "high" rated
Replies: 49
Views: 12531

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It's a greatly simplified version of what Swiss Team Bridge Play incorporates. It is an idea I have toyed with for a long long time and finally some months back the idea came to me of just how simple a format could be installed that uses my ideas and causes very little heartburn to install. Not only...
by TrashCanCharlie
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: An Honor Code For Joe Q Spades
Replies: 0
Views: 1139

An Honor Code For Joe Q Spades

One's Spades Psychie There is no substitute for thinking clearly on your feet, with a fresh and alert mind. Experience should help you make reasonable moves automatically, saving your concentration for the close decisions. Think of several alternatives before choosing an action . The most immediate ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Appeal to the "high" rated
Replies: 49
Views: 12531

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To engage in the league approach we then have to address all the issues that presently reside in league arenas. Presently I feel nothing but improvements can and should be made. League play is "conducive" to team play of course. In my humble opinion "team-play" needs to be completely re-vamped. Team...
by TrashCanCharlie
Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Appeal to the "high" rated
Replies: 49
Views: 12531

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I think the online rating system is quite antiquated and revamping it is a must. It does not reflect a thing except one has to much time on his hands and the ability to barter for the correct game that advantages him the most. In time his rating will climb at what I think and many others as well, a ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HARDWOOD DEALING PROGRAM
Replies: 17
Views: 7710

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HUH? Ya mean getting the normal hand distribution expected being worse that not getting the normal expected distributions by generating spurious other deals to add wonderment and fascination? If that is the question, the answer would be a resounding NOOOOOOOO! If however we were having some grand PU...
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HARDWOOD DEALING PROGRAM
Replies: 17
Views: 7710

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At this time the answer is NO! Let me peruse the distributions myself and gather some deal data first. I want to see if my results match those that were listed at the top of this thread. If they do we indeed need to revamp something that is happening. Whether that be how the cards are cut, or blah, ...
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HARDWOOD DEALING PROGRAM
Replies: 17
Views: 7710

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I hate to burst ya bubble but the ACBLS random hand generator deals at almost 33 percent the 4-4-3-2 hand! It also supports the exact live hand deals if you do indeed shuffle a deck seven times before dealing. Seven is supposedly the magic number to create the min. even mix and retain the normal pat...
by TrashCanCharlie
Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HARDWOOD DEALING PROGRAM
Replies: 17
Views: 7710

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NO matter how often it is discussed Omni if his data is accurate we do have a serious problem in Hardwood because the first hand he listed should fall in at about 33 percent, not the low percentage he posted. All of the flatter hands were very low accordingly. I do intend to test the data now myself...
by TrashCanCharlie
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Appeal to the "high" rated
Replies: 49
Views: 12531

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Is not the obvious Hardwood Solution to make all nic associations visible to all four players when they sit using any nic. Methinks that a "Permanent Nic Association Solves alllllllllllllllllllll the el problemossssssss! Now when Mr sixteen hundred sit you also quicky see he has six twenty five hund...