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    I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    I love me some online euchre. Given all your guys' (mine) onliine habits (What the hell's the real world?), I was wondering if anybody plays euchre as well. I hope this doesn't break "protocol", but my main site is Hardwood Euchre (funny name, right?). But i also play at pogo.com.

    Any of you guys play?
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    I've never played online, but I play with my family all the time. We're crazy about it. If you need a partner some time, let me know.

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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    I play at pogo occasionally. I haven't played in a while though.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    I used to play online at Yahoo but haven't since I graduated from school. Bid Euchre is the standard card game for my family.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    When I was in undergrad, I'd play it online on Yahoo periodically while killing time between classes. I think I had around a 70 percent winning percentage or thereabouts.

    I still play occasionally in person with some friends, but not all that often. I've been pretty rusty playing it recently though.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Played a lot of cribbage on Yahoo in the past. Haven't in probably 3 years since. Euchre is huge in my wife's family. We play every get together from birthday's to christmas. I had never played it before, I usually just watch as they are much more experienced at it.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Are these sites free?

    I've played euchre enough to know what's going on, but I still don't understand how someone can be really good at it. Isn't it mostly catching cards?
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Pogo is free.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Are these sites free?

    I've played euchre enough to know what's going on, but I still don't understand how someone can be really good at it. Isn't it mostly catching cards?
    Like ORH said, pogo is free. Hardwood has a free 30 day trial period, but costs about $25 to keep playing after that.

    As to your second question, oddly enough it isn't about just catching cards. I used to think that and saw my rating plummet when I first started online. After a few pointers and lessons from experience, I learned that euchre is a lot like poker in that aggressiveness pays off, and there's definitely some strategy as to how to play certain hands to maximize points. I won't go into detail and bore everyone to death, but suffice it to say that sitting around waiting for that lay down loner to come won't win you too many games.

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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    I play euchre all the time. Six handed bid euchre is my extended family's game of choice...it's a blast.

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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    I play euchre all the time. Six handed bid euchre is my extended family's game of choice...it's a blast.
    Euchre with twice the strategic possibilities. It's my game of choice.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    When I was in undergrad, I'd play it online on Yahoo periodically while killing time between classes. I think I had around a 70 percent winning percentage or thereabouts.
    That's an exceptional winning percentage. Musta been in cahoots with Raisor.

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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    It is our card game of choice, but I don't play it (or honestly any) games online. My wife and I played another couple Saturday night after a small soccer banquet for the league our kids were in. It was guys vs. girls, and the guys won overwhelmingly!
    There certainly is some amount of strategy, and I agree that aggressive is nearly always the way to play. I have only played turn-up (now the norm for us), and bid - both with the standard deck. I would be interested to understand more about the 6-handed version.
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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    I used to play euchre online all the time when I was in school. I started playing poker online and kind of forgot about it, but reading this thread made me remember how much fun euchre was. Now I usually only play on the holidays with family, but I'll have to set aside some time to get back into it online.

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    Re: I'll Beat You in Euchre, Son

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    That's an exceptional winning percentage. Musta been in cahoots with Raisor.
    That was several years ago; it's gone down since then. I just went online and looked ... and I've won 61 percent of my games in just over 1,000 hands. I played for the first time online in a year and promptly lost three games. Now I'm slightly annoyed.

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