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Date: 20 Jan 2009 05:11:44
From: Porsche_Dan
Subject: Playing Hearts for Money
Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?

Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
with structured pay out?



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Date: 21 Jan 2009 08:24:59
From: XaQ Morphy
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20 2009 7:11 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> with structured pay out?

Back in 95-96 a group of us played all day long at work using the MS
Hearts that worked over the network. We'd just pitch in $1 a game winner
take all.

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 15:11:31
From: Tad Perry
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
"Porsche_Dan" <porsche.dan@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:g5vg46xh3s.ln2@recgroups.com...
> Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> with structured pay out?

I love hearts. A condition per point to the winner is standard. I don't know
any other way to play it for money.

Tad "Try Fantan Sometime" Perry

Fantan rules - Three or four players. (For three players remove a king.)
Deal out 13 cards to each player. (17 for three players)
Each player antes a condition to the pot.
Play starts left of dealer and rotates clockwise.
Left of dealer must play a seven on the open board, or pass. No penalty for
passing on the first round.
Subsequent players must play a seven or a card adjacent to a card already
played and of the same suit. (I.e. once a seven of spades is played, you can
play a 6 of spades or 8 of spades on it.) If the player has a play, he MUST
play it, or there he owes a penalty of 5 conditions to the pot if caught
holding out later. If the player has no play, he must pass and pay the pot 1
condition.
The first player to go out (play all his cards) wins. All other players add
one condition to the pot for each card they still hold. (I.e. a player
holding five cards pays five to the winner.)

Very fun. There is fairly complex strategy regarding holding onto blocking
cards that will force opponents to pass (and pay) over and over.

It's worth trying. If you like it, you'll thank me.






 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 10:28:01
From: Jason Pawloski
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20 2009 6:11 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> with structured pay out?
>
>
>
> 60.250.189.211

God you are so very trite.

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.gambling.poker/msg/7f0b55cf2667f79f

Ya know, if you didn't do so many drugs, you could probably remember these
things.

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 07:32:00
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20 2009 7:11 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:

> Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> with structured pay out?


There is a ton more strategy when "everyone pays everyone". Forces people
to try to run em ..etc etc !!
>
>
>
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Date: 20 Jan 2009 08:43:23
From: Bob T.
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20, 8:34=A0am, Will in New Haven
<bill.re...@taylorandfrancis.com > wrote:
> On Jan 20, 10:32=A0am, "FangBanger" <a29b...@webnntp.invalid> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 20 2009 7:11 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:
>
> > > Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> > > Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> > > started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 poin=
t
> > > game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to =
the
> > > winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy =
in
> > > with structured pay out?
>
> > There is a ton more strategy when "everyone pays everyone". Forces peop=
le
> > to try to run em ..etc etc !!
>
> The strategy in Hearts, other than heads up, becomes "who do I collude
> with" or "are they colluding against me?" once the money becomes other
> than trivial. I never lcheat and I never could _stand_ being cheated,
> so I only played for trivial amounts. And people still cheated,
> including a college chaplain. People cheat at bridge with no money
> involved. Games where you are only supposed to give limited
> information to your partner and that via methods that are open to the
> opponents, are very open to cheating. Cut-throat Hearts, where you
> aren't supposed to have a partner, is very open to secret partnerships
> and everyone cheating one guy.

I have a friend who made some money playing partnership hearts in the
military many years ago. He hooked up with the only other bridge
player in the unit and they played count signals.

- Bob T.
>
> --
> Will in New Haven



  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 08:34:38
From: Will in New Haven
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20, 10:32=A0am, "FangBanger" <a29b...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> On Jan 20 2009 7:11 AM, Porsche_Dan wrote:
>
> > Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> > Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> > started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> > game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to th=
e
> > winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> > with structured pay out?
>
> There is a ton more strategy when "everyone pays everyone". Forces people
> to try to run em ..etc etc !!
>

The strategy in Hearts, other than heads up, becomes "who do I collude
with" or "are they colluding against me?" once the money becomes other
than trivial. I never lcheat and I never could _stand_ being cheated,
so I only played for trivial amounts. And people still cheated,
including a college chaplain. People cheat at bridge with no money
involved. Games where you are only supposed to give limited
information to your partner and that via methods that are open to the
opponents, are very open to cheating. Cut-throat Hearts, where you
aren't supposed to have a partner, is very open to secret partnerships
and everyone cheating one guy.

--
Will in New Haven



 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 05:26:59
From: Bob T.
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20, 5:11=A0am, "Porsche_Dan" <porsche....@gmail.com > wrote:
> Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> with structured pay out?

P.S. Back in the day, we did not play winner takes all, we played that
everybody pays everbody. That way, if the four scores are 105, 90, 45
and 40, the guy with 45 points will also make a profit, and the two
high scores will pay more.

- Bob T.
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Date: 20 Jan 2009 10:45:23
From: garycarson
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20 2009 8:26 AM, Bob T. wrote:

> On Jan 20, 5:11 am, "Porsche_Dan" <porsche....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
> >
> > Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> > started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> > game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> > winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> > with structured pay out?
>
> P.S. Back in the day, we did not play winner takes all, we played that
> everybody pays everbody. That way, if the four scores are 105, 90, 45
> and 40, the guy with 45 points will also make a profit, and the two
> high scores will pay more.
>

That's the way we played the shipboard hearts games when I was in the Navy.

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 06:47:12
From: Bob T.
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20, 5:56=A0am, "Porsche_Dan" <porsche....@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 20 2009 5:26 AM, Bob T. wrote:
>
> > On Jan 20, 5:11=A0am, "Porsche_Dan" <porsche....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> > > Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> > > started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 poin=
t
> > > game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to =
the
> > > winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy =
in
> > > with structured pay out?
>
> > P.S. Back in the day, we did not play winner takes all, we played that
> > everybody pays everbody. =A0That way, if the four scores are 105, 90, 4=
5
> > and 40, the guy with 45 points will also make a profit, and the two
> > high scores will pay more.
>
> That makes sens, thank you. Alcohol helps as well!

If only it had been available in the school library!

- Bob T.
>
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Date: 20 Jan 2009 05:56:44
From: Porsche_Dan
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20 2009 5:26 AM, Bob T. wrote:

> On Jan 20, 5:11 am, "Porsche_Dan" <porsche....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
> >
> > Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> > started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> > game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> > winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> > with structured pay out?
>
> P.S. Back in the day, we did not play winner takes all, we played that
> everybody pays everbody. That way, if the four scores are 105, 90, 45
> and 40, the guy with 45 points will also make a profit, and the two
> high scores will pay more.

That makes sens, thank you. Alcohol helps as well!

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Date: 20 Jan 2009 05:22:55
From: Bob T.
Subject: Re: Playing Hearts for Money
On Jan 20, 5:11=A0am, "Porsche_Dan" <porsche....@gmail.com > wrote:
> Any of you guys play the card game hearts for money?
>
> Played quite a bit in college for quarters but my poker home game has
> started playing hearts when only 4 people show up. We play a 100 point
> game, winner takes all. The losers have to pay $1 per point delta to the
> winner. Sound reasonable? How else is hearts played for money? A buy in
> with structured pay out?

In my experience, hearts for money is normally played in the high
school library, or in the basement of Todd's house. Of course, my
experience is thirty-five years out of date...

- Bob T.
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