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by John McLeod
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General news and discussion
Topic: London Tournament Sunday November 17th
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: London Tournament Sunday November 17th

Our next Skat tournament will be on Sunday November 17th at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, close to Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Registration will be between 11.00 and 11.15 for an 11.30 start, and we will play four or five sessions in our traditional duplicat...
by John McLeod
Fri May 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General news and discussion
Topic: London Skat Tournament Saturday 18th May
Replies: 0
Views: 863

London Skat Tournament Saturday 18th May

Our next Skat tournament will be on Saturday May 18th at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, close to Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Registration will be between 11.00 and 11.15 for an 11.30 start, and we will play four sessions in our traditional duplicate format. W...
by John McLeod
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General news and discussion
Topic: London Tournament Sunday. November 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

London Tournament Sunday. November 18th

Our next Skat tournament will be on Sunday November 18th at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, close to Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Registration will be between 11.00 and 11.15 for an 11.30 start, and we will play four sessions in our traditional duplicate format...
by John McLeod
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General news and discussion
Topic: London Tournament. Sunday July 15th
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

Re: London Tournament. Sunday July 15th

Our next Skat tournament will be on Sunday July 15th at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, close to Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Registration will be between 11.00 and 11.15 for an 11.30 start, and we will play four sessions in our traditional duplicate format. We...
by John McLeod
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Skat strategy and tactics
Topic: Session 2 hand 5 -- Grand against 4
Replies: 3
Views: 5697

Re: Session 2 hand 5 -- Grand against 4

To answer your last question, the score is the same if the defence make Schneider. Your bid rounded up to the next multiple of your contract base value and doubled is the minimum you can lose. You only lose more than that if the game value doubled is more than that minimum.
by John McLeod
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Skat strategy and tactics
Topic: Session 4 hand 13 -- big hand as Vorhand
Replies: 2
Views: 2544

Re: Session 4 hand 13 -- big hand as Vorhand

I wonder whether it is better for Vorhand to lead H8 or maybe S8 to the first trick rather than playing a trump? Maybe this improves the chance of making Schneider? Vorhand will still win the game however bad the distribution. At our table Martin simply announced Grand Hand without waiting for any b...
by John McLeod
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General news and discussion
Topic: London Tournament. Novemder 19th
Replies: 1
Views: 2648

Re: London Tournament. November 19th

Our next Skat tournament will be on Sunday November 19th at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL, close to Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations, both of which should be open. Registration will be between 11.00 and 11.15 for an 11.30 start, and we will play four sessions in ou...
by John McLeod
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Skat strategy and tactics
Topic: September 16th, Session 4, Hand 25
Replies: 4
Views: 3390

Re: September 16th, Session 4, Hand 25

It's a risky grand but it's not at all obvious to me that you should discard the s8. I would suggest discarding club A-10 and hoping that the hearts are 2-2, which in fact they are. Then you have 21 in the skat, 25 for the hearts, 11 for the diamond ace and you just need to make sure to take at leas...
by John McLeod
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Skat strategy and tactics
Topic: September 16th, Session 3, Hand 13
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: September 16th, Session 3, Hand 13

If you wanted to know how I made Schneider on the actual deal, so far as I remember I led a small heart to trick 2 - safe now that I have the only remaining jack - and both the 10 and the king appeared. The opponents then led the ace of spades collecting two small cards on it. I won the rest of the ...
by John McLeod
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Skat strategy and tactics
Topic: September 16th, Session 3, Hand 13
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: September 16th, Session 3, Hand 13

You mean hand 14. I put the S10 and DK in the skat - 14 points. Then my plan was: Lead both black jacks to draw the red ones - 8 points, total 22 so far Lead my three top clubs - another 28 points provided that they don't split 4-0, total 50 Lead my ace of hearts for 11 points, making 61. As it happ...