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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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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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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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Lead trump to partner's call?

Your best bet is to lead trump to your partner in this scenario Think about this from your partner's point of view. What would they play if they had the lead? They ordered up the right bower, so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
L. Scott Johnson's user avatar
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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 ...
L. Scott Johnson's user avatar
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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 ...
L. Scott Johnson's user avatar
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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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Good Euchre bidding strategy guide?

1) Any three Trump are worth bidding. Even if you have the three lowest Trump are three suited and have no Aces or Jacks. You won't stop anything with a hand like that. If you pass your opponent will ...
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What is the best lead when calling next on a declined bower?

Dusting off this old topic, I will preface this by saying that I am an extremely aggressive player. Specific decisions with how risky of calls to make can depend heavily on how well I know my ...
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