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When should I name trump, Part 3

Never order the right with only two small trump

Last update on: Feb 04, 2019

Granted, the hand below is an extreme example, however, the risk of blocking your partner's lone call is very real.

Take a look at this hand:

Table Position
When should I name trump. Image 1

I am the dealer, sitting in the 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.

When should I name trump. Image 2

Yes, we made two points but my partner never took a trick.

While, as a partner, it is correct to order up the right when holding three trump, ordering with two is not. The only time you should even consider ordering with only two 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.

Suggested Further Reading:

When should you name trump, page 1
General facts about bidding, trump, score

When should you name trump page 2
Naming trump in the second round

When should you name trump page 3
Never order the right with 2 small trump

When should you name trump page 4
2 trump plus a green ace can be a biddable hand

When should you name trump page 5
While a green ace works, an ace in next may not.

When should you name trump page 6
Both bowers, not enough to call from 3rd seat

When To Play Alone, page 1
What is the minimum hand needed?

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