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Issue Number 49
March 2007
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League Spotlight - Spades Pogo!

Eliters Spades Pogo (Spadp) League has been around a long time and primarily plays in the Wild Blue Yonder under the beginner tab in Pogo. 

Spades is a 4-player game with the players that sit across from each other being partners on the same team.  The object is to be the first team to reach the End Round score, which is set ahead of time. Each player bids how many tricks they think they can take during that round.  Your bid and your partners bid are added together, and this is your team bid.  You must win that many tricks. Spades are always the trump, meaning that they outrank all other suits. Someone leads out a card.  If no trump was played, the person who played the highest card in the suit that was led wins the trick. Aces are the highest cards in any suit. 

In Eliters Spades Pogo there are many different variations of the game offered.  To include: 

  • Reg Spades can be played with Blinds or without Blinds or No Nils without Blinds. 
  • 2s games are played without Blinds or No Nils and Blinds ON.  These games can be played either rated to 250 or 500 or unrated usually played best of 5 hands or first to reach 250 or 500. 
  • There are also many “gimmick games are also offered. 

For a complete listing of these games and their rules please see Help Topic 3271.

We try to give all the players a good variety of games on the calendar.  We will have a Regular or 2s version on the top of every hour and a “gimmick” game on the ½ hour.  Eliters of course offers tournaments 24/7 with the help of the Super SFTD team.  Our own Spades Pogo team is currently able to offer our assistance generally from 8am to 1am Eliters time.  We aim to bring you the best Spades fun around and try and continue to think up new and fun themes to attract new and old players alike.

Currently we are doing a Regular Spades Wednesday where we will offer nothing but Reg Spades tournaments from 19:00 – 23:30 Eliters time.  We will continue to do this every Wednesday.  Keep an eye on the club because we will have some more theme fun coming soon!!!

Spades Pogo has one of the most difficult table settings in Eliters.  Please be sure to check out Help Topic 3271 for assistance and tips with table settings.  If you are still confused, please talk to any of the TDs and we will be happy to send you screen caps of the table settings.  Many players have found that is the easiest way to learn.  Any of the wonderful WILD Bunch on the Spades Pogo team is more than willing to help out.

If you have any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to post it in the Spades Pogo Club or IM any one of the TDs on the Spades Pogo team.  You may also e-mail the HA at mrmkitty@comcast.net if you have any problems or questions.   

Spades Pogo

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