Basic offense: How not to be just a bid hog!
This is short notice, but there is sufficient demand from those preparing for Las Vegas in January to have a skat school on offense. The goal tonight will be to make all of us more both more aggressive and yet more discerning on offense so that we play just games that we can win and win the games we play that are winnable. We'll cover why it's so advantageous for the Player to lead trump (and when to stop), how to drück the two very best cards, why taking the third trump trick is so essential, and the all-important "rule of full ones" (aka the Ron Link rule) that should guide all of your offensive play, but especially in deciding when to play grand games and when to play "out of the hand" to score big!
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!