When should I name trump, Part 3
Never order the right with 2 small trump
Granted, the hand below is an extreme example, however the risk of blocking your partner's lone call is very real. Take a look, I am the dealer, sitting in South position, and have just turned up the jack of clubs.
My partner(N) decides it's a good idea to order up the right.
Yes, we made 2 points but my partner never took 1 trick.
While, as the partner, it is correct to order up the right when holding 3 trump. Ordering on 2 small trump is not the best move. The only time you should even consider ordering up with 2 is with a partner that has shown a reluctance to try lone calls or even name trump. Yes, this is an extreme example, but the reality is that by ordering you will prevent your partner from making a successful lone. If your partner has even a little euchre experience, the only time he wouldn't pick-up the right would be when he holds no matching cards and basically a complete junk hand. In such a case there is a possibility that you are going to be euchred. You have to trust your partner's ability to bid the hand correctly.
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