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by American Beauty
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Quickest 2000 Rating
Replies: 14
Views: 6340

Re: Quickest 2000 Rating

Seriously!

By all means, play well and we applaud you. But show me something truly unusual. Character runs deep. You wish to see a good player, I'll show you an even better one.. one that not only wins well, but one that loses well too.

:D
by American Beauty
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: The G with some Basics.
Replies: 324
Views: 189993

Re: The G with some Basics.

it's funny how analytical people can be of cards, but not of their own nature.

Anyway, I am finding that I will lead out an ace in 2nd lead if trump has been flushed.
by American Beauty
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Private Tables
Replies: 14
Views: 6161

Re: Private Tables

I believe watchers can be voted off by less than a unanimous vote.
by American Beauty
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: The G with some Basics.
Replies: 324
Views: 189993

Re: The G with some Basics.

Ahhh The Seduction of the Ace! From my experience, I have found that Aces are MOST vulnerable in the 2nd hand lead, especially if you have 2 of them. (However I am an old Hearts player and I tend to hoard my aces till the end, where, after trump is spent, they just might have a chance.) And I agree,...
by American Beauty
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Style Points
Replies: 22
Views: 8897

Re: Style Points

lol Matty, I would agree if it was The A, or The B, or perhaps The AB. But that's no good, for the rest of the alphabet would get jealous, of course. My name... have you never heard of the Grateful Dead! <shakes her head in disgust> tsk tsk Oh, the monkey is convinced that you aren't it's father, bu...
by American Beauty
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Placebo Effect...
Replies: 14
Views: 5924

Re: Placebo Effect...

In my opinion, there is no placebo effect with cards, because the same cards are dealt to everyone, however how a person feels and thinks definitely comes into play. If I sit with a berating partner, best believe this will effect my style of play. If I take a risk and get euchred and my partner is s...
by American Beauty
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Style Points
Replies: 22
Views: 8897

Re: Style Points

-800 points if you have 'the' before your name.
another -200 if it's capitalized.

+500 for every cube of cheese you toss to the monkey
+++18000 if you can convince the monkey that Matty is not its father
by American Beauty
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Placebo Effect...
Replies: 14
Views: 5924

Re: Placebo Effect...

Yes! Peoples minds would be flooded with dopamine just by the mere fact that their voice has been heard! On that historical day there would be an uncontainable joy that would flood throughout all of Hardwood Kingdom and bells would resound through many other card-playing empires from the least to t...
by American Beauty
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Still No 7's. Is anyone actually listening??
Replies: 20
Views: 8748

Re: Still No 7's. Is anyone actually listening??

Just thought I'd mosey on by and give this one a kind little kick... bump.

btw how many varieties does Spades have? Can anyone tell me?

:)
by American Beauty
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Being voted off before start of a game
Replies: 19
Views: 8568

Re: Being voted off before start of a game

I play in hearts, not euchre, I used to be a hearts player. Is there still any partnership games going? That was by far the most fun game HW ever offered. But this is what I wished to clarify. If you dont want a provisional player you can set that V rating too. Not if you are provi too. One may onl...
by American Beauty
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: double leading off suite
Replies: 8
Views: 3927

Re: double leading off suite

rule of thumb, double lead off if opp order.

If pard orders, of course that would be foolish. Partner wishes--begs, and pleads for you to lead trump.

that is put in the fewest of words, because who has time to read through it all?

:)
by American Beauty
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Ignorance is Bliss
Replies: 26
Views: 10170

Re: Ignorance is Bliss

So the question being asked us today is a philosophical one. Is ignorance bliss? To a child, yes. But we are adults. This is the very thing that makes us god-like. This un-ignorant thing. The pride that makes us turn our heads in disgust. The thing that refuses to acknowledge the same thing within o...
by American Beauty
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Random Deal Generator
Replies: 87
Views: 33397

Re: Random Deal Generator

Then give us Human Error, dammit! We need it, we long for it. We cherish the if/then/elses.. we are designed for it. Look at the contraptions of our bodies! our skulls, the way the joint connects to the tissue. We are made to absorb the impact. Without it we feel remote and plastic like we are livin...
by American Beauty
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 33
Views: 12552

Re: What would you do?

I have to say, this was such a fun post to read. I think my first instinct would be to lead off, but then again I may have tossed the ball back to my P. That's why I love a fast game, no time to over-think or second guess yourself.
by American Beauty
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: Random Deal Generator
Replies: 87
Views: 33397

Re: Random Deal Generator

I don't find myself on any Top "OMG" list, however I am not ashamed of the fact that I've probably at one point in time beaten each of them. And there are many others who could say the same. (I was just lucky, I'm sure ;)) What Todd wrote, (btw, Todd, what you wrote was very well-said) seemed to me ...