Ed’s Grand-Tichu call was a classic case of Grand-Tichu chicken. Its late. The game is almost over. You need to take a chance. And your partner has picked up the rest of their cards. When I had the Dragon, Phoenix, Dog, and one Ace, I knew Ed was in trouble. I was tempted to over Tichu, in fact. But I played it safe instead. Jon did try his best to disrupt us. But he led a single card to Ed when I had the Dragon and Phoenix left in my had. Ed played a King. And I thought about being tricky and playing the Phoenix on top of that. But I didn’t and Dragoned it instead. Adam played an Ace on my Phoenix and went out shortly after that.
|GT/T||Team #1||GT/T||GT/T||Team #2||GT/T|
|Ed & Jon||MarkH & Adam|