Lunch Time Tichuers 04/02/2007

Woo woo! My streak of bad luck finally broke! I was worried there for a while (even during this game).

This game started out very painful. Down 400 points after two hands. For my first hand, I had a King bomb and no Aces. So I wished for an Ace, which forced Ed to bomb with his Aces. Later, Jon stopped in by bombing a trick I was going to win with a ten bomb. But, I over-bombed with Kings and went out with a pair of fives. Afterward, Adam surprised us with an eight bomb which, unfortunately, was not enough to let him go out third.

Jon’s first Tichu was set naturally. On the next hand, Ed plays a straight that does not contain the Mahjong. Adam then bombs it with threes to force Ed to keep the Mahjong (which is a looser). Jon calls Tichu and Adam surprises us again by coming up with another bomb. Unfortunately, Jon has too many winners to be set.

And, on the following hand, three more bombs showed up. Two were in the opposing team and one was in my hand. Jon got down to one card and played a pair. Adam won that pair and dogged me. But I had three singles that I needed to play. So, I played the Queen and hoped that Jon could not beat it. Unfortunately, Jon had an Ace. I was set regardless because Ed still had a bomb.

When it got to 750 – 750, Ed said it was the last hand of the game. Which left a distasteful feeling to me. Why play this game and have it be decided by one hand? Thankfully, everyone agreed to play to a thousand. Which was amusing when we Tichued/one-twoed for the win! All that worrying and discussing for nothing.

04/02/2007 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 & Jon MarkH & Adam
  200     0  
  400     0  
T+ 500    
T+ 645    
  645   T+
T-   555  
  720 T+  
  720   T-
T- 750    
  750     1050 T+