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Players and Cards

Declarers and opponents

The play

After discarding eight cards, the starter leads to the first trick. The following cards must be the same suit unless all cards in that suit are gone. There are four kinds of lead:

  1. any single card: in the order of jokers, trump rank, trump suit, other suits. In the same suit, the order is from ace to two decreasingly.
  2. any pair of identical cards: a pair of higher ordered card can beat it.
  3. a sequence of consecutive pairs of identical cards (tractor): only a higher ordered consecutive pairs of identical cards can beat it.
  4. a set of top cards combining 1, 2 and/or 3.

Scoring and result

The possible results are given in the following table.

Opponents' card points Result Next starter
0 Declarers' score increased by three ranks Starter's partner
5 - 35 Declarers' score increased by two ranks Starter's partner
40 - 75 Declarers' score increased by one rank Starter's partner
80 - 115 Opponents become declarers; no change in score Player to starter's right
120 - 155 Opponents become declarers and go up one rank Player to starter's right
160 - 195 Opponents become declarers and go up two ranks Player to starter's right
200 - 235 * Opponents become declarers and go up three ranks Player to starter's right
* Although there are only 200 points in the pack, it is possible for the opponents to have more than 200 points by scoring for points in the talon, in this case they go up a further rank for each increment of 40 points.

Variations and Related Games

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