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by Just_Ice
Sun May 27, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What's your "deal breaker" in a partner?
Replies: 31
Views: 10522

Mine is one who gets angry and cuts others down, whether it be me or the other team. Call others names too often and I'm out. As far as any plays they make, once they understand the reasons behind a play they usually won't make that play. If the person is reasonable then we will be able to learn fro...
by Just_Ice
Sun May 27, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Power of Observation
Replies: 11
Views: 4185

Gee... I feel nerdy telling you I got 21. :shock:
by Just_Ice
Sun May 27, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Something New
Replies: 9
Views: 3917

Re: A good site..

5. How about a guides vs the players challenge match? :lol: The Guide hosted tourney is held each week. The Guide hosted tourney is exactly that, a Guide hosted tourney. It's apparent to me, and everyone else who wasn't looking to criticize Joe's comments, that what he meant was a tourney where the...
by Just_Ice
Sun May 27, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: one sided dealer
Replies: 12
Views: 4435

When people play with real cards, it's fair. When people play on-line with a RNG determining card location, it's fair. As long as there is no manipulation or pre-determining which card goes where, and each is as random as it can be in it own sphere, then both are fair. However, to say that both meth...
by Just_Ice
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Endgame question
Replies: 10
Views: 4556

Yeah, only having 4 bags you're safe to underbid at least 2 tricks so you can dump cards to set the nil. I think it's safe to say if you took the bid to 12 there would be little room to decide whether or not to bag 1 to the cover, or use that bag to go for the nil, leaving too great of a risk to mak...
by Just_Ice
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Guide Spades Tourney Host
Replies: 65
Views: 30847

Sample:
Nana3 wrote:March 6 2007

Host GH Lady
signup Host
post Wist
Trivia Wist or Kawa750
I think Galt was asking the same thing I was wondering about...

What does "post" mean?
by Just_Ice
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Colts or Bears?
Replies: 14
Views: 4978

Hey, Joe... I, too, was glad to see the Manning's get a ring. As long as the other Manning plays for the Giants, I'll never want him to do anything but lose. Need I remind you that the NFC won 13 Superbowls in a row with 7 different teams, and they won 15 out of 16 during that stretch. That was the ...
by Just_Ice
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Sooo Tired of the DEALERS Here
Replies: 48
Views: 16846

It all averages out, in my opinion. Sorry to pick on you, Hex, you know I love ya... But... This is the attitude that HW has taken also. I hope to clearly explain the flaw in this thinking. HW examines 2,000 shuffles and claim they average out. Think about it for a minute, though... If "it all aver...
by Just_Ice
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Sooo Tired of the DEALERS Here
Replies: 48
Views: 16846

I don't remember what thread I first suggested this in, but when I did it seemed there were many who did not understand it. So, I'm asking yoou to read carefully and understand what I'm saying, because there is an answer. The answer is to duplicated live deals on-line, because you CAN control the sh...
by Just_Ice
Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Okay.. Im dying to know!
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

The biggest problem for new release of Operating Systems is device drivers. If any one device doesn't have a driver or is bugged, you're hosed. I would identify all the brands and model names of your devices that need drivers (like your display adapter, network port, processor, etc) and visit all th...
by Just_Ice
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: What makes a player good?
Replies: 39
Views: 12745

I have always said that one criteria you can use to determine if someone is a "good" player is whether or not they will repeat a high percentage play after it fails. So many times we judge by whether or not something worked , as opposed to what the high percentage play is. Learning and knowing what ...
by Just_Ice
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: A question on the ratings system
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: A question on the ratings system

When ratings are calculated after a game, that only a player and the player to his or her left are factored in the ratings evaluation. Not sure about the rest of it, but I can tell you this much isn't true. It has more to do with the highest and lowest ratings at the table, and not where someone si...
by Just_Ice
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: who's on first!
Replies: 22
Views: 7207

Hey, grandmaS, would you come to our table please? Hi, and thanks for coming. I wanted to show you all this stuff that MELOVEULONGTIME2 said... here look: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. grandmaS silences MELOVEULONGTIME2 for what I said they said at the table (of course you really didn't say an...
by Just_Ice
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 35936

I know the Nil was the high risk move. I knew that when I bid it. I knew it wasn't an ice cold Nil when I bid it. I took that risk, for which I was responsible. However, part of my justification for bidding the Nil was that my partner was in a game situation where he HAD to cover my Nil . That doesn...
by Just_Ice
Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Right or Wrong? You Make the Call
Replies: 132
Views: 35936

Everything else is just arguing to argue. I think the first time it was brought up it was a good point to make, and point was taken. But, 8 pages later... Nothing justifies (short of arrangements made prior to the start of the game) playing for anything but to cover the nil on this hand. Signal or ...