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Why do so many people play out of turn on the last lead?

It's common in all trick-based card games; since your 'move' is forced (you have to play the only card you're still holding), you're not giving away information to your opponents (or your teammate). ...
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Euchre question about ranking

If a spade is led, then the highest trump played wins. If no trump is played, then the highest spade wins. Card rank is normal, but with the Jack of trump highest and the same-colored Jack as the ...
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In Euchre, can you call a misdeal with "No ace, no face, no trump"?

This is a house rule. I have seen it played in informal games, but never among serious players. Once, I saw a person try to declare "ace, no face" in a $5 game. Since this person shared information ...
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What is the probability of obtaining the right, left, Ace, King, and Queen of trump in a 5-card hand in euchre?

Edit: the original question had two potential methods, one of which was correct and one of which was not. For posterity, here are the two methods, paraphrased from the original question. Method one (...
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Euchre partner leads with trump - why?

Your partner should ALWAYS lead trump to your call in third chair. The failure of so many online players to do this reflects a lack of understanding of the game. If you called it with the Right, then ...
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When does play begin in Euchre?

Officially play does not begin until the dealer has discarded. (take the following quote with a grain of salt, there are tons of euchre variants and home rules that may contradict this). http://...
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What happens if someone reneges on a loner hand in euchre?

I have always interpreted the renege penalty as being generally 2 points because that's the maximum the opponents could have gained from the hand. In a loner hand, the maximum the makers can get is 4 ...
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Euchre Leads question

There are many variables and unknowns here. That said, the fact that the initial card was turned over by the dealer and no one had ordered it up provides a great deal of information. You say you ...
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Odds of this happening in euchre

Assuming a Euchre deck with 24 cards (9, 10, J, Q, K, A of each suit, no joker) and perfect shuffling, the chance that the 21st card in the deck (the card that gets turned up) is a particular card is ...
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What is the probability that a player is dealt 3 kings in a single euchre hand?

This is a hypergeometric distribution problem. Luckily, calculators exist that let you just plug in the numbers and get an answer. I used this one with Population size = 24 (the size of the deck) ...
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In Euchre, Can a person of the opposing team go alone if trump was ordered up by the other team?

According to both the Bicycle Card Company Rules and the EuchreLinks.Com website Rulee only the person actually naming the trump denomination, termed the maker, has the option of going alone. Playing ...
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Euchre partner leads with trump - why?

You must make the assumption your partner made trumps because he holds the higher trumps in his hand, and that you and your partner together have a majority of the trumps. So, you lead trumps to take ...
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Rules on lone hands

In a friendly game, where the extra card didn't give any important information (such as playing an ace that the bidder would otherwise not have known where it was), I'd just pick it up and continue ...
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How many people can play in Euchre?

Wikipedia has rules for 8- and 9-person Euchre (along with a host of other variations), although we have to make some assumptions because the entries are missing some information. The entry for 8-...
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What are the odds of getting the following hands in euchre?

I arrived at the same answers as tttppp, but I used more combinations and counting, so maybe it might help you understand the intuition behind it a little more. To reiterate, a combination C(n, x) ...
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Does the result of the last game of Euchre determine who gets to deal first in the next game?

I would have to agree with you. A previous game definitely has nothing to do with the proceeding game. It is equivalent to playing a game then a few years later the winner is still able to be the ...
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What is the probability that a player is dealt 3 kings in a single euchre hand?

You could also think of it like this, using combinations. Recall that a combination C(x, n) tells you the number of ways you could arrange n objects from a set of size x where order doesn't matter. So ...
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Good Euchre bidding strategy guide?

First, I had no idea that Euchre had a point system (with regard to the value of each card in the deck). I played in college and I found that, more important than a strict strategy on how to play a ...
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Euchre partner leads with trump - why?

From here: It is common knowledge that third seat is one of the weakest positions to make a successful call. It typically requires having two or more sure tricks in the maker's hand. The thing seldom ...
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Euchre Card Game

Your side named the trump suit by ordering up; and then scored the requisite three tricks for making contract. Your side scores just a single point. As noted in the referenced question: Your ...
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Odds that Left Bower is guarded if I have 5 trumps

Probably not as rare as you think, around 13% First calculate the chance of one of your opponents having the Left Bower. They have 10 cards, and you know about five or six cards, so there are 18-19 ...
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I noticed after the last lead someone reneged but it actually helped me so I just let it go

Most Euchre rules leave it the opponent (you in this case) to call the renege. They don't explicitly identify it as optional, but neither do the penalty sections go on to say what to do if you don't ...
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Odds of this happening in euchre

The odds of turning up a given card that occurs once in the deck are 1 in N, where N is the size of the deck. Since you say the shuffles were all good, this means the trials are all independent. So ...
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Euchre, four handed, nines through Aces

1 in 6. Since you're asking about the the possibility of four clubs in another hand, I'll go ahead and state the unstated assumption: you mean that you don't have any clubs other than the Jack and Ten ...
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Euchre Call for partner

I have looked but not seen any rules for call your partner games in general where they discuss who wins when multiple people on the same winning hand break the mark for ending the game. In general ...
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Progressive euchre tourney question

I can't see anyway that this would, or even could, be a winning strategy. The odds of going alone and taking all 5 tricks cannot be more than about 10%. If we estimate the chance of Dealer's side ...
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Euchre partner leads with trump - why?

I can see two clear situations where a trump lead appeals: Holding a stiff Ace or Bower; or Holding length (3 or more) I would lead my smallest. The first case should allow the partnership to play ...
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Euchre - Calling a a renege after the hand is closed before the next deal?

Once the hand is closed the renege is much harder to verify, once the cards played that round have been returned to the deck. A renege should be called immediately when it is noticed. Taken tricks ...
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Can your partner go alone when you decide trump?

No. Only the player that decides what trump is has the option to go alone. For your partner to go alone, you would have needed to pass, and your opponent would also need to pass. Its also worth ...
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Euchre played by a group of 3 people

Three person Euchre is definitely a real thing and there are ten different ways to play it, according to Wikipedia. They pretty much all rely on: Setting extra cards aside as a dummy hand (more ...
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