Spades Players: How Many Books Does This Hand Have?
Yall know how I feel about Spades. It is not a game. It is life. It’s not for the faint of the heart of the easily butthurt. You gotta saddown at a Spades table knowing that you might get called everything but a child of God by your friend/family/partner. A lot of rules of common courtesy and etiquette do not apply when you sit to play.
I came across this picture of a hand of cards and the question asked is “How many books can this hand win?”
The way I see it, this is about 8 books and a possible. Lemme ‘splain.
Even if you are NEW to Spades, you can get 4 books just because of how good this hand is since the card gods smiled upon you and gave you the highest 4 cards. You got 2 jokers, Ace of spades and a 2. That’s if you’re playing deuces high. If you aren’t, you still got the highest spades, except for the King. Even if your partner doesn’t have it, you can still get 5 books EASILY. Like without much effort.
Then, you can win at least one book off those red Aces (hearts and diamonds) you got. AT LEAST. You should be able to get both if you play them early in the game before folks run out the suit and start cutting you. So that’s 7 already. Then that 2 of spades and even the 8 can be used to cut once you’re out of clubs and hearts. That’s another 2. We’re at 9 if all is going in your favor. And then your partner might have 2 good cards (maybe that King of spades of the Ace of Clubs).
Soooo if you bid 5 or 6 on this hand, you’re an underbidding summagoat and you deserve to be cussed clean out! You ain’t about that life and you can’t sit with us!
Again, don’t sit at the Spades table if you’re not ready to go hard. Them the rules. I didn’t make them up. I just follow them.
Now I wanna organize a Spades tournament. We’re gonna need Suge Knight as head of security though because if someone reneges, it ain’t gon be pretty. People get cut over this game so we’ll need to make sure we have a crisis plan. Like when someone cuts their own partner. We might need to get insurance for this event too. For obvious reasons.
There’s a convo happening on my FB fan page right now about this. Some of the spage goons are saying you could possibly run a Boston with this hand.
Anywho, how would you play this hand and how many books can you win with it?
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