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Here's an interesting situation where East had the "euchre hand" but

Unread post by Dlan » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:25 pm

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Unread post by Richardb02 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:01 pm

1st observation, NS made 2 points, not 1, by euchring EW, because:
2nd observation, West ordered a negative EV hand.
3rd observation, passing R1S2 is the best decision, because:
**The hand is breakeven offensively, EV=0, BPSystem=2.5 so look to:
****Next is blocked at minimum and possibly euchred
****Reverse Next is euchre hand quality
******BPStrategy - reduce the hand value -.75
******BPStrategy - 2 black Jacks, euchre possibility, reduce the hand value by -.75
******BPStrategy - hand value is only 1.00, definite pass, take a chance on earning a 2 point euchre. Taking a chance applies to defense, not just offense.
4th observation, how weak is R2S4 order?
******BPSystem - BPS=2.25, EV=.59*1-.41*2=-.23, pass
******Even if you very optimistically assume 10% 2 point possibility:
********EV=.49*1+.1*2-.41*2=-.03, pass
1. BPSystem is a more descriptive name for BPS Basic, which estimates the ordering power of the hand, based on OE Lessons
2. BPStrategy is a more descriptive name for BPS Advanced, which adjusts the hand value to encompass defensive potential of the hand, based on OE Forum posts
3. Using BPSystem, I would have ordered, since offense was the limit of my knowledge when I started playing euchre, December 2017, 3+ years ago.
4. Using BPStrategy, I now pass this hand based on the defensive strength of this hand and the score being neutral to my decision. IMO, passing R1S2 is defensible at worse and actually +EV. Note, if R2S4 passes, the result is 0, the same EV of ordering R1S2.
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Unread post by irishwolf » Tue May 04, 2021 10:10 pm

I think it is called S H I T HAPPENS.

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Unread post by Wes (aka the legend) » Wed May 05, 2021 3:03 am

irishwolf wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:10 pm
I think it is called S H I T HAPPENS.
Agreed. S2's pass is boring/standard. Correct strategy doesn't preclude bad things from happening. There's only one player in this hand who played incorrectly. S1 should be calling Next with 2 trump + doubleton green Ace + 1 void. That's too big of a hand to pass when one doesn't block reverse Next. Now I know I make a lot of debatable garbage Next calls, but THAT hand should not be up for debate imo.

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