Euchre: Would you play this Loner?

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Euchre: Would you play this Loner?

Unread post by Richardb02 » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:33 pm

Just click on the link, to see your hand and let me know what you think.

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Unread post by Dlan » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:29 pm

Lone call was correct, but......................

Playing the trump king without knowing where the ace is, is asking for trouble.

Any experienced player will hold the ace back on an ace-left set.

Go fishing with your off-suit ace.

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Unread post by irishwolf » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:45 am

Yes, I agree can't play that King on 2nd trick.

Also, S1 played the wrong card to the first trick. Two doubletons, should play the diamond first. But it did not matter.

It does matter in the long run! Law of Large Numbers.

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Unread post by Dlan » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:57 am

Obviously your not going to lead the left into a lone.

But why would diamonds be a better lead than a heart?

It would seem the heart is the better lead as it could be the stopper if the maker called holding something like ace 9 in hearts.

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Unread post by Richardb02 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:07 pm

Dlan wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Lone call was correct, but......................

Playing the trump king without knowing where the ace is, is asking for trouble.

Any experienced player will hold the ace back on an ace-left set.

Go fishing with your off-suit ace.
Yes. I agree the Ac lead is the “correct lead.” Playing the Ac would have made a perfect Beginner and Casual post. I also erred in the wording of my subject. It should be titled, “World you order this Loner?”

I had my reasons, but they are not germane to this B&C post. So I will omit that line of reasoning for the B&C posts. I will need to find a better hand for the Open forum before I post my logic.


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Unread post by irishwolf » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:41 pm

WHEW!

You lead the diamond for two reasons. One it only covers a 9D doubleton. But more important its TOUCHING! Always lead the doubleton touching. So look at the heart doubleton, it 1) covers two cards. 2) if you lead low and the runner has JH / KH (or JH / AH) he goes over your low card and wins your high cards as well. If you lead high he covers your QH and now the JH will cover your 9H or 10H.

That precisely is why you lead the doubleton touching first!

It's not hard!

IRISH

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