Lunch Time Tichuers 06/29/2006

Sadly, one one game of Tichu at work this week. One where we had 5 people willing to play even. Mike loves to sit on my left. He likes to make random wishes and knows I am not a big fan of them. This time, he was able to make two random wishes. The first was for a 5 during my first Tichu call. I didn’t have a 5. Or any low cards for that matter. Ed had the Dog and he jumped into a singles trick by playing a King. Everyone passed and he was forced to play a 5 and not Dog me.

When Adam had called Grand Tichu, Mike’s passed me a green 4 for the bomb and then wished for it. I bombed, led a 5-card Queen high straight and then played a pair of fives. I now have two cards left. Ed took up race now and starts playing strong cards. Unfortunately, he was trying to lead low pairs to me but I only had a Jack and a Nine left. Mike was now forced to play high in order to stop me from going out. I knew he would eventually run out of cards to do that with when Adam kept leading singles. Surprisingly enough, Adam lead trips and Ed played trip Kings to go out first. I could tell he had the Phoenix but was hamstrung with the Dragon still out there. I was able to play my 9 for the 1/2 and the win!

The scorecard for a game of Tichu

GT or T bet made or lost

This team scored more points than the other or one twoed

GT/T Team #1 GT/T GT/T Team #2 GT/T
Ed & MarkH MikeA & AdamR
T+ 105    
  310 T+  
  455 T+  
  T- 150  
    285 T+
  665   T+ 435  
  1020     280 GT-