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Playing alone on 8 page
I am proponent of playing alone on 8 and have been for many years. It's about time someone takes up this issue head on. Keep up the good work....
Going alone on 8 is 100% acceptable. Say you are the dealer, and the score is 8 to 8 for example. You have a loner hand, but do not go alone because of "Etiquette." Seat one plays a low off suit, and your partner trumps it. Your partner, having only one trump, cant lead you trump, so he plays an ace. You throw off, and the behind you trumps it. Or worse, he throws into your off suit ace, you toss your ace, and the guy after you trumps it. Plenty of times when going alone on 8 is the correct play.
I've stopped playing euchre at sites online because I play to win. I'll go alone at 8 points if the cards are right. In playing to win, I could honestly care less about your feelings & whether or not you feel I'm rude. A win is a win and if you can't take the score of 12-"whatever," go play Candyland with the little ones!
I do what i have to do to ensure a win if i know i can do it. ill go alone on 9 if my partner is inept. People need to stop being so rude with card games its running it for others who might want to learn. Can you blame them who wants to learn a game if your going to be belittled.
I don't know where your getting your answers from, but going alone on 8, makes absolutely no sense. 4 points don't win anymore than 2,and your partner might have the trick you don't!
If you were to read past the first sentence you'd have the answer.