Jon explained Magic to Haim before we started playing. Haim is back from the US with new games for Jon to figure out how to play.
Nadine S+, Haim, Gili, Jon, Nadine
Light and pretty
Zvi 114, Gili 108, Haim 76
Gili thought she was ahead until the final scoring. First play for Zvi
Jon 41, Nadine 38, Nadine S 34
First play for Nadine S, who is from Belgium and wanted to try it.
Jon/Nadine S1010 Haim/Nadine 690
Nadine: It would have been closer if Haim had called Tichu the two times he had good hands and went out first. I made two GTs; Jon did a good job blocking one of my regular Tichus – he called Tichu when I had two cards left, Ace and Dragon, he bombed my long straight and went out, he would have even if I had played differently. Nadine S, my RHO, had called a 2 on a straight including the 1. Then she played a full house with 3 10’s. I had two 2’s, and a bomb of jacks. I realized that I at least needed to ask if I had to play, which I did, so I used my bomb. We hadn’t played in a while. Second time for Nadine S who needed a review and advice. I was following the second World Cup semifinal on my phone, Croatia came back to beat England 2-1.