Legal Communication in euchre, page 3


Give your partner the correct information





AAs previously mentioned experienced players are always on the lookout for ways to let their partner know what cards they hold. When someone names trump one of the first things they want to know is who holds the other trump. When your partner orders trump into your hand you have an opportunity show what you have. Your partner, armed with this information, can then play the hand accordingly.


Here's a great example:


Table Position
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You're the dealer sitting in the South seat. You turn up the king of spades and your partner(N) orders it in into your hand.


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West starts off the hand by leading the 10 of spades. Your partner(N) plays the right. East follows with the ace. Here is your opportunity to give your partner some information. As the trump ace has been played it means your king and the left are now equal. While from your hand it makes no difference what you which one you play. From your partner's viewpoint, things are completely different. Playing the king would signal to them you only have the trump you picked up. Playing the left would let him know you still have the king.




Suggested Further Reading:

Legal Communication in euchre, page 1
Correct method of communicating with your partner

Legal Communication in euchre, page 2
Know + trust your partner's ability's

Legal Communication in euchre, page 3
Give your partner the correct information

Legal Communication in euchre, page 4
Don't help your opponents by giving away information

Legal Communication in euchre, page 5
Don't give away information - example

Defending against a 'lone' call - 1
Can the call be stopped?









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On the following webpage (there is no comment section) “There can be legal communication between Partners Page 2” http://ohioeuchre.com/E_Communicate2.php , In the second paragraph, it states:

Let's assume the score is 9 to 7, with the north/south team in the lead. The dealer is on the left and has turned up a jack. Your partner in 1st seat passes, as does 2nd seat. You, sitting in 3rd seat, know that your partner must have a sure trick in their hand; it could be left protected or maybe a protected ace. Knowing this and looking at your hand you realize there is a high probability your team can score a point and win the game.

Question: How can your partner possibly hold a left protected when YOU hold the Left Bower?

Posted by SardineBreath  on Saturday, 12.24.16 @ 17:52pm| #3726

I can understand the source of your confusion. I have added some text to make it clearer.

Let's assume the score is 9 to 7, with the north/south team in the lead. The dealer is on the left and has turned up a jack. Their team has 7 points. Your partner in 1st seat passes, as does 2nd seat. You, sitting in 3rd seat, now know that your partner must have a sure trick in their hand; in some cases it may be the left protected or possibly a protected ace.

Posted by Don  on Sunday, 12.25.16 @ 10:03am| #3727

This is assuming that your partner plays this way. If you have never played together before then what they play could mean any sort of signal

Posted by Zachary Coleman  on Wednesday, 05.17.17 @ 10:02am| #3827

Zachary,
While this is true, There are many common 'signals' that are standard. Most of the top players know and use these same signals.

Posted by Don  on Wednesday, 05.17.17 @ 10:40am| #3828

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