THE LAWS OF EUCHRE
Adopted by the Somerset Club of Boston
March 1, 1888



Section 8


The following coups, which occurred recently in play, serve to show the possibilities of the game. They are offered here for the inspection of experienced players only, and not for the emulation of beginners.


CASE VIII.

C

heart  A, 8
diamond  Q, 8, 7
spade VOID
club VOID

B

heart VOID
diamond  A, K, 10
spade VOID
club  A, 10


Turn card
diamond  9

D

heart  K
diamond VOID
spade  9
club  A, Q, 10

A

(dealer)

heart  J, Q, 9
diamond  9,
spade  Q
club VOID

Score, game-all and four-all.


First Trick.—B very properly orders up, and leads the ace of diamonds; C follows with the seven, D throws the ten of clubs,and A takes with left bower.


Second Trick.—A leads queen of spades, B covers with the ace, and C wins the trick with the eight of diamonds, D playing the nine of spades.


Third Trick.—C leads the eight of hearts, D plays king of hearts, A plays nine of hearts, and B throws ten of spades (not a sure winner) on his partner's trick.


Fourth Trick.—D leads ace of clubs, A ruffs with the nine of diamonds, B covers with the ten, and C wins the trick and scores a euchre with the queen of trumps.


Remarks.—C makes the coup by leading the eight instead of the ace of hearts. C recognized the fact, after the fall of the cards in the second round, that B must have had three trumps to order with, and they must have been the ace, king, ten; and after he had taken the second trick he must throw the lead into D's hand, thereby making his queen against the king, ten.



CASE IX.


C




B

heart  7
diamond  A, K
spade VOID
club  A, K


Turn card
club  Q

D

heart  7
diamond  10
spade  K, 7
club  9

A

(dealer)

heart VOID
diamond  Q, J
spade  J
club  J, Q

Score, A C one; B D three; and one game. A plays alone.


First Trick.—B leads the ace of diamonds, D plays the ten, and A the knave.


Second Trick.—B leads the seven of diamonds, D trumps with the nine of clubs, and A plays the queen of diamonds.


Third Trick.—No matter what D leads, A is euchred.


B here makes the coup by recognizing what A must have for a trump-hand, and leads his small and losing diamond, making it imperative for his partner to ruff, thereby putting the lead through A, and establishing the euchre.
















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