0 Some Basic Terms

Deck (or Pack)

Name for the 12 cards held by a player. They are represented from left to right in increasing value of the side suits. (Trump; Side Suits: , , [] ). The card ordering depends on the game type (Normal game; Marriage; Solo).

Three Examples:
Normal Game: 10 D B B As K 10 9 9 As K 9
Ace Solo: 10 9 9 As D 10 K 9 As K B B
Jacks Solo: B B 10 9 9 As D 10 K 9 As K

K = King; D = Queen; B = Jack; x = small cards of no value.
Depending on the example, the hand of one or several players is shown.

Player n (where n = 1 - 4)

Player 1 is always the player who leads to the first trick. Player 4 is always the one who plays last to the first trick. These designations remain the same during a given hand.

Position n (where n = 1 - 4)

Represents the order in which the cards are played within a particular trick. The player in position 1 always leads to the trick and the player in position plays last to the trick. For the first trick, the player number and position numbers are the same. After that, they may differ.

n Trick (where n = 1 - 12)

Represents the n-th card played by each player. In each case, the trick number is given followed by the cards played by players in positions 1 through 4 along with any associated actions or announcements by the player. The timing of the announcements can be seen from the presentation as follows:

An example will illustrate:

1.Trick: As RE(2)W10 10 9
2.Trick: As W90(3)10 As+KO(1) 10

Player 1 (= Position 1) leads the Ace, which causes player 2 to announce "Re" with wait. Player 1 responds with "No 90" if he is Re partei. There are no further announcements so player 2 trumps with 10. Prior to his lead to trick 2, player 2 (position 1) waits and player 3 (position 2) announces "No 90." Now player 2 leads 10. Player 3 plays Ace, at which point player 1 (= Position 4) announces, "Kontra."

Singleton: holding only one card of a suit.

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