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In chemistry, a five-memeber ring molecule has positions named by distance from a given reference point. Call this reference North. Positions adjacent to North are called alpha, and positions adjacent to alpha are called beta (hence these words in the name of some drugs). The distinction is further made by North's handedness: alpha-left is the player ...


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Card games often use cardinal seat naming; probably for the intuitive/spatial advantage. When the number of players forces a decision to be made about how to name a seat using cardinal points, I'd like to offer a few principles that I have long considered and now adopted in my Pinochle Notation (viewable @ http://www.powerpinochle.com/forum/PN.php#Seat# ) ...



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