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Skat School - "Skat by Numbers"

  • Apr 24, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Tonight we will get in touch with our inner math geeks and talk about expectations based on probabilities.  What this means in practical terms are determining your chances of finding helper cards in the skat, how to play a hand based on the expected distribution of trumps or a side suit, and when you should push the bid to fish for a grand or a null ouvert.

Skat School is the chance for beginners to learn Skat, developing players to hone their skills at Skat and experienced players to participate in a shared learning experience that can still better their play at this truly amazing and unique card game.

The topic of our sessions will be adjusted to fit the playing level of the participants, so if you are a beginner, don't worry--we will gladly get you started playing Skat. If you are more experienced, we will have something helpful for you too.  Typically at Skat Schools, the game score is drastically de-empahsized (often ignored) and we table talk, but with a definite purpose in mind.  That purpose is to not just learn how to play Skat, but also to learn how to PLAY WELL.

I am extending a special invitation to those players who have signed up for our Meetup group, but still don't know the game well enough for club play to come on out and join us for a relaxed and fun evening at a card-friendly venue with great Mediterranean food.

We don't bite, but we just might schnibbel for your tens!  

Bill T

CSC Organizer



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  • Bill T

    So to sum it all up in 400 characters, 1 to put down in null ouvert is a good bet; you find a black jack 1 out of 6 times; when the number of outstanding cards in the suit is odd, distribution should be good--even is evil. Win the 3rd trump trick, if you can. Establish the 3 card suit before you pull trump (sometimes), and surrender your losing tricks early for the best chance at Schneider.

    2 · April 25, 2014

    • Jennifer H.

      I'll try to remember that along with everything else ;P And I'll do my best to come more often, especially if Scott is successful with his mission ;>

      April 25, 2014

  • Jennifer H.

    Despite my flakiness, I mashed to arrive at Tue party before it ended and had an ab fab time! Was good to see everyone and play some Skat :]

    April 24, 2014

  • Jennifer H.

    Ooooh I'm so stupid! were meeting somewhere totally different!

    April 24, 2014

  • Jennifer H.

    How did _I_ beat everybody here?! I feel silly sitting at a table set for 7, could fit 10! :D

    April 24, 2014

  • Jeannette

    Welcome back Larry!

    April 23, 2014

  • Jeannette

    Yay for Tigger!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Bill T

    OMG a Tigger sighting! Hard to pull that off since there's only one... :)

    1 · April 12, 2014

    • Jennifer H.

      Yup! I___'m the only one! Woo hoo hoo hoo!

      April 12, 2014

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