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#1 Absolute

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:31 AM

Curious to see what kind of Spades players we have here.I have about 2 solid years of playing in advanced games, and am always looking for a new good partner when I have chances to play in my free time.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:33 AM

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:34 AM

Haven't played spades since I was about 12...totally forgot about that game.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:35 AM

I'm a euchre fan myselfbut spades is similar

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:36 AM

I've been playing spades for about 12 years now. Growing up on Long Island, you had to know how or you were left out. Of course some of the rules we played under were different than if you were to play online at Yahoo games o something but I can also play those games very well (IMO).

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:36 AM

I can play pretty well, where you play at?

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:38 AM

I hate playing spades. I never fill a spade flush, but clubs always seem to fill up for me. (sw)
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:38 AM

I play spades from time to time.... really fun game! I'm known as "Mr. Nil" 8) My highlight was basically being forced to call a blind nil. I picked up my hand and saw QJxxx of spades, yet managed to successfully pull off my nil!!!!
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:45 AM

ya i play a few times a year with sum friends, great gamealso im decent at rummy, and heartsgin on yahoo is my game tho, im pretty nasty at thatspades is great for counting cards, can be pretty easy
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:47 AM

I would put my spades level at mid-high. Being a part time Bridge player, spades comes very easy. Although, I did learn one thing about playing suicide spades. Your partner gets really mad at you if you go nil with the Ace of spades. I had one spade, it was the ace, and I had no other card above 9. He was mad at me even though it turned out that he took the 8 that he bid and there was no way he could go nil with the KQ. Suicide spades is always a fierce game. (Suicide is one person on each team must go nil every hand).

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:48 AM

Learn to play Bridge.Spades is like Bridge for retards.I take that back. Whist is like Bridge for retards. Spades is like Whist for convicts...

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:52 AM

Absolute said:

Curious to see what kind of Spades players we have here.I have about 2 solid years of playing in advanced games, and am always looking for a new good partner when I have chances to play in my free time.
I play spades, it's pretty much a family/neighborhood tradition. Been playing it since I was 8 or 9, been really good since I was about 14. To my utter incredulity my old Spades partner & I once pulled off a blind 13 (thanks to the ridiculously best draw ever and because if the other team made even the min. bid we'd lose anyway).

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:59 AM

I am a professional bridge player so find spades quite easy. Alot of the concepts needed for advanced spades are beginner bridge concepts. I was ranked #4 on the spades ladder about 5 years ago on yahoo.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:00 AM

feedmykids said:

I am a professional bridge player so find spades quite easy. Alot of the concepts needed for advanced spades are beginner bridge concepts. I was ranked #4 on the spades ladder about 5 years ago on yahoo.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:04 AM

Now what we should do is get a Yahoo Bridge foursome going.not duplicate, but still something to do while 16 tabling.:club:

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:08 AM

Can I play spades?YesCan I playwell?No

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:14 AM

Smasharoo said:

Learn to play Bridge.Spades is like Bridge for retards.I take that back.  Whist is like Bridge for retards.  Spades is like Whist for convicts...
Nope.Spades is played in county jails and the convicts in prison play pinochle.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:20 AM

I hate spades. I love hearts!! When I used to be a daytrader I would spend time playing hearts online at yahoo. I took it pretty seriously. No one would play with me live. When they did I would crush them. I crushed them in spades too if I got a decent partner.We had a huge ladder competition on Yahoo I stayed in the top 5% all the time. I was about to start studying bridge but I found poker instead. That killed my hearts game. I feel my hearts game helped my poker game. I checked to see how the yahoo ladder was doing last week and they had 1 person on the ladder. OMG they used to have 20,000 + when I was ranked #3. I guess 19,999 people found a real game (poker) :roll:

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:22 AM

I'd be willing to take you up on that Smash. It's been about 6 months since I have played, but I think that Bridge is one of the most challenging games there is. It's just a shame that it's not as big as it used to be. I would play more if I knew people that actually played the game. Online is just not the same because it's a game that you really have to play with the same partner for a while to get a feel for how the other plays.




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