Wizard: Round 9

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by Spiderman, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Order of players:

    Chaos Turtle

    Trump is DIAMONDS; card burned was the 4.


    EricBess: 20
    Jigglypuff: 90
    Chaos Turtle: 120
    rkoelsch: 120
    BigBlue: 180
  2. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    EricBess: 4
    Jigglypuff: 2
    Chaos Turtle: 3
    rkoelsch: 2
    BigBlue: 2

    Take it away, rkoelsch...
  3. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    Oh man this is going to be strange

    Jack of Clubs
  4. BigBlue Magic Jones

    Bombs Away..... Overbid by 4... there's gonna be a lot of crying when this ones over.

    10 of Clubs
  5. EricBess Active Member

    King of Diamonds

    The problem is, the Wizards and Jesters swing the game a lot because of the need to not follow suit. Add to that the fact that you have no idea how many of each are in play in a given hand and it's nearly impossible to predict how good an individual hand is.
  6. BigBlue Magic Jones

    Or when someone will be shortsuited a club in 9 cards...


    Say, if the calandar is correct, happy BD EB.
  7. EricBess Active Member

    Clubs? Was clubs led? Dang it. :p

    Oh, and yes, the calander is correct. Thanks.
  8. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    Well, I'll play a card now.

    5 of Clubs.

    (- Steve -)
  9. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    4 of Hearts
  10. EricBess Active Member

    That's one BD present. With 4 other people playing, I expect 3 more presents before this round is over :D TY CT

    I'll lead Ace of Hearts
  11. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    Happy Birthday EB!!! For your present, I'm going to play this card.

    6 of Hearts.

    (- Steve -)
  12. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

  13. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    2 of Hearts
  14. BigBlue Magic Jones

    Birthday's over...


    And I'll lead the 5 of Hearts.
  15. EricBess Active Member

    Interesting strategy, BB. Take an Ace away from the person who has not only the lowest score, but who plays directly after you and therefore has the most control over taking tricks away from you.

    In a hand with 4 overtricks, no less. I would think it would be to your advantage to let me make my bid for three reasons.

    1) I'm leading into you, which means that you, of all people, have the best chance of also making your bid (no Wizards stealing your tricks if I lead).

    2) With 4 overtricks, there's a lot of power out there and by setting me, you help someone else make their bid, which means more contention for that top spot.

    3) Since I play right after you, do you really want me to have a vendetta? :D:D:D:eek:

    Guess we'll just have to see how this plays out :D

    Jack of Hearts
  16. BigBlue Magic Jones

    Actually, I expect you'll take a fair number of tricks anyways, having bid 4. And I like that because it allows me to go last and possibly give me more control as you say.

    Since last round you already skunked me with a Wizard by going right after me, I'm not concerned that you were going to give me anything anyways. :D :D :D :eek:

    Vendetta? over an Internet Card Game with nothing at stake? Nah. You're a better person than that. At least I think so.
  17. EricBess Active Member

    My point is, if I can't make my bid, I'm just as likely to set myself by 2 instead of 1 in order to take you down with me. Any vendetta would never extend beyond this game and probably not beyond this hand (though unlike you, I prefer to try to take down the guy with the HIGHEST score, not the LOWEST).

    I guess I really don't understand why you would play a Wizard (virtually guarenteed trick) to keep me from getting a trick when there are 4 overtricks and 3 other people a LOT closer to your score that you could steal a trick from instead.

    That's all :p
  18. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    Oh, this is getting very interesting. I have a .... oh shoot, I have to wait or EB will give me a match loss. :D
  19. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    Well, I'll skip the theoretical analysis and just play my card.

    9 of Hearts

    (- Steve -)
  20. BigBlue Magic Jones

    I truly understand your point. Perhaps when the hand is over we'll see whether it was a blunder or not.

    Having missed my last bid, I am playing it safe.

    Ah heck, I made a mistake. wasn't thinking. regardless of how the hand plays out you're right, I shoulda let you keep it, I just figured you'd get the lead back soon enough and it wouldn't matter.

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