Tichu and Tex-Mex 11/04/2007

commemorative nut baskets

Our group has stopped going to Tex-Mex places to play Tichu. Tonight, we went to Logan’s Roadhouse. But I am still going to call this game night “Tichu and Tex-Mex” for consistency’s sake. I started off just a little bit confused. I remembered that the restaurant was a “roadhouse” and I figured that it was the Texas Roadhouse next to the Tinseltown Pflugerville. Apparently, it was the Logan’s Roadhouse in La Frontera. But it was no big deal. I was able to drive there in five minutes.

I teamed up with Wayne and Nick. Nick didn’t want to cause this four player game to not happen. So he tag teamed with Wayne. Each person would play one hand. Until Nick left to watch some Showtime show.

John called the first Tichu of the night. Nick was doing a good job of causing him problems. Especially when he played a Queen high full-house and John had to play an Ace high full-house to cover it. Since I had the Dragon and a somewhat strong hand, I over-called Tichu when John played a single. Unfortunately, Traci had a two bomb to stop my Dragon. John was pretty much out of contention at that point so she went out first. Also unfortunately, Nick had the dog. So John was able to go out second for the one/two.

During the last half of the game, I had some good cards. So I would pass low to Wayne and hope that my hand would improve. What was surprising was that Wayne would call Tichu! It was no surprise that we one/twoed a couple of times.

11/04/2007 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
MarkH & Wayne Traci & John
T- -45     245 T-
  280 T+   320  
  580 T+   320  
  795 T+ T-
  1095 T+   305  

Dessert was interesting. Logan’s served a chocolate peanut butter fluff in miniature metal baskets that the peanuts come in. There was a special going on for 3 for $5. I kept calling them nut baskets and derivatives thereof. And they seemed to be like espresso shots to Wayne. His hand was shaking from all the sugar and adrenaline.