A good game session today! It’s been a while since I last played Slovenian Tarock, so I was very glad to give it a go when Hannu suggested it and another Mikko was eager to join. Ville joined us as a new player, and was soundly beaten.
We managed a good 13 hands, with all sorts of interesting hands played. The biggest ones were a beggar from the other Mikko (properly executed, too) and a solo three from me, also successful. We also had a klop round, which Ville blew. He should’ve said two…
It was great fun, especially as I managed to win, despite some fumbling. When Mikko played his beggar, he took the lead by two measly points over me. Well, I then played two successful hands, securing a nice 250-point margin… Gorgeous. Tarok is a fun game that seems to encourage lots of rather entertaining table talk.
I almost left my camera home, because after all, card games are pretty hard to shoot. Well, I did capture this shot of a decent hand. (Yeah, that’s my thumb, isn’t it pretty!)
While waiting for the others, me and Hannu played two swift rounds of Lamarckian Poker. I think I have a convert here… In the first game I managed four queens, but in the second, Hannu beat me with a seven-card straight flush. Not too shabby. We finished with a game of Marrakech, where Ville got some payback, scoring just one point less than everybody else combined (82, 59, 14, 10).