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Handspiele. Bei allen drei Spielarten (Farbspielen, Grands und Nullspielen) gibt es neben den Spielen mit Skataufnahme, wie Sie sie bisher kennengelernt. Man sagt dann, dass jemand Hand oder von der Hand spielt. Bei einem Handspiel erhöht sich der Spielwert um eine Stufe. Glaubt ein Spieler so sicher zu. Er habe Kreuz Hand ohne zwei gespielt und bis 48 gereizt. Er habe Auch bei einem Handspiel zählen also Trümpfe im Skat zu den Spitzen. Bieten Mittelhand und danach auch Hinterhand nichts, darf Vorhand den Skat ohne Erklärung aufnehmen (oder ein Handspiel ansagen). Sie verpflichtet sich. Hand - Skat wird nicht aufgenommen; Offen - alle 10 Karten offen gespielt; Schneider - 30 oder weniger Augen (beide Parteien); Schwarz - Gegner erhält keinen.
Hand. Mittelhand geht bis 46, Hinterhand bleibt bis 66 1) am Ball, bevor er Vorhand das Feld überlässt. Dieser nimmt den Skat auf 2), drückt V10,4»10 3). Handspiele. Bei allen drei Spielarten (Farbspielen, Grands und Nullspielen) gibt es neben den Spielen mit Skataufnahme, wie Sie sie bisher kennengelernt. Hand - Skat wird nicht aufgenommen; Offen - alle 10 Karten offen gespielt; Schneider - 30 oder weniger Augen (beide Parteien); Schwarz - Gegner erhält keinen.
Elsewhere, Skat is played with French suited cards. In this article French suits are assumed, but in case you are using German suited cards the correspondence is as follows:.
The first dealer is chosen at random; thereafter the turn to deal rotates clockwise. The dealer shuffles and the player to dealer's right cuts.
The dealer deals a batch of three cards to each player, then two cards face down in the centre of the table to form the skat, then a batch of four cards to each player, and finally another batch of three cards each.
If there are four players at the table, the dealer deals to the other three players only, and takes no further part in the hand.
Each bid is a number which is the value in game points of some possible game see below for calculation of game values. The possible bids are therefore 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 33, 35, 36, 40, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 54, 55, 59, 60, etc.
If you bid or accept a bid it means you are prepared to play a contract of at least that value in game points. The player to the dealer's left is called forehand F , the player to forehand's left is middlehand M , and the player to middlehand's left is rearhand R.
If there are three players at the table R is the dealer; if there are four R is to dealer's right. Throughout the bidding F is senior to M who is senior to R.
The principle is that a senior player only has to equal a junior player's bid to win the auction, whereas a junior player has to bid higher than a senior player to win.
The first part of the auction takes place between F and M. M speaks first, either passing or bidding a number.
There is no advantage in making a higher than necessary bid so M will normally either pass or begin with the lowest bid: If M bids a number, F can either give up the chance to be declarer by saying "pass" or compete by saying "yes", which means that F bids the same number that M just bid.
If F says "yes", M can say "pass", or continue the auction with a higher bid, to which F will again answer "yes" or "pass".
This continues until either F or M drops out of the auction by passing - once having passed you get no further opportunity to bid on that hand.
The second part of the auction is similar to the first part, but takes place between R and the survivor of the first part i.
As the junior player, R either passes or bids a succession of numbers, the first of which must be higher than any number mentioned in the first part of the auction.
To each number bid by R, the survivor must answer "yes" or "pass". The winner of the second part of the auction becomes the declarer, and the bid is the last number the declarer said or accepted.
If both M and R pass without having bid, then F can either be declarer at the lowest bid 18 , or can throw in the cards without play.
If the cards are thrown in there is no score for the hand, and the next dealer deals. To remember whose turn it is to start the bidding, German players sometimes say "geben, hören, sagen" deal, listen, speak , pointing in turn to dealer, forehand and middlehand.
If middlehand forgets to begin, forehand can start proceedings by saying "I'm forehand" or "I'm listening", or "Speak to me!
If you win the bidding you are entitled to pick up the two skat cards, add them to your hand without showing them to the other players, and discard any two cards face down.
The cards discarded may include one or both of the cards picked up, and their value counts along with your tricks.
Having discarded, you declare your game. If you looked at the skat, your contract is a skat game. There are seven possibilities:.
Diamonds , Hearts , Spades , Clubs in which the named suit is trumps and the declarer tries to take at least 61 card points ,. Grand in which the jacks are the only trumps and the declarer tries to take at least 61 card points ,.
Null in which there are no trumps and the declarer tries to lose every trick ,. You may choose not to look at the skat cards, but to play with the 10 cards you were originally dealt.
In this case no one must look at the skat cards until after the play. If you are declarer in a Suit Hand or Grand Hand game, you can increase the value of the game by announcing Schneider undertaking to win at least 90 card points , or Schwarz undertaking to win all the tricks , or Open Ouvert undertaking to win all the tricks with your cards exposed.
Such announcements must be made before the lead to the first trick. These announcements are not allowed if declarer has looked at the skat.
Also obviously they do not apply in Null games. Play is clockwise. No matter who is the declarer, forehand always leads to the first trick.
Players must follow suit if they can. A player with no card of the suit led may play any card.
Note that in Suit and Grand games the jacks belong to the trump suit, not to the suits marked on them.
For example if hearts are trumps, the jack of clubs is the highest heart , and has nothing whatever to do with the club suit.
A trick is won by the highest card of the suit led, unless it contains a trump, in which case the highest trump wins it.
The winner of a trick leads to the next. If you are declarer in a Suit or Grand game you win if the cards in your tricks plus the skat contain at least 61 card points.
The opponents win if their combined tricks contain at least 60 card points. If the declarer's opponents take 30 points or fewer in tricks, they are Schneider.
If they take 31 or more they are said to be out of Scheider. If they take no tricks at all, they are Schwarz.
The same applies to the declarer - as declarer, you are Schneider if you win 30 card points or less including the skat, and Schwarz if you lose every trick.
Note that Schwarz depends on tricks not points - if a side wins just one trick and it has no card points in it, that is sufficient to get them out of Schwarz.
If you are declarer in Null or Null Ouvert , you win the game if you manage to lose every trick. If you take a trick, you have lost and the play of the hand ceases at that point.
If you are declarer in an Open Ouvert contract - i. Play then proceeds normally, and you play from your exposed hand.
The opponents are not allowed to discuss tactics. The value of a Suit or Grand contract is obtained by multiplying together two numbers: the base value and the multiplier.
The base value depends on the trump suit as follows:. Open contracts are extremely rare: you can only play open if you did not look at the skat and you also undertake to win every trick.
By implication, an open contract includes announcements of Schneider and Schwarz,so you count: matadors, game, Hand, Schneider, Schneider announced, Schwarz, Schwarz announced, and Open.
The jack of clubs and any top trumps in unbroken sequence with it are called matadors. If as declarer you have such a sequence in your original hand plus the skat, you are with that number of matadors.
If there is such a sequence in the opponents' combined hands, declarer is against that number of matadors. Note that for the purposes of matadors, cards in the skat count as part of declarer's hand, even though in a Hand game declarer does not know what is in the skat when choosing the game.
The game multiplier is always counted, whether declarer wins or loses. Now for the special cases: if you think you can do more than just win, you can add points for the special cases.
The highest possible multiplier game level is that is with or without four jacks and all seven cards of trump suit including those in the Skat , if any 11, plus the maximum of 7 for becoming declarer, Hand , Schneider , declaring Schneider , Schwarz , declaring Schwarz and Ouvert.
The order of bidding is determined by the seating order. Starting from the left of the dealer players are numbered clockwise: the first seat German : Vorhand , the second seat German : Mittelhand and the third seat German : Hinterhand.
In a three-player game, the dealer will be the third seat. In a four-player game the third seat will be to the right of the dealer.
Bidding starts by the player in second seat making a call to the player in first seat on which the latter can hold or pass. If the first seat player holds, the second seat player can make a higher call or pass himself.
This continues until either of the two players passes. The player in third seat is then allowed to continue making calls to the player who has not yet passed.
Bidding ends as soon as at least two players have passed. It is also possible for all three players to pass. The player who continues in this mnemonic is either the dealer in a three-player game or the player in third seat.
The mnemonic is commonly used among casual players. Example: Anna, Bernard and Clara are playing, and seated in that order around the table.
Anna deals the cards. Clara makes the first call to Bernard, who passes right away. Anna then makes two more calls to Clara, who accepts both bids.
Anna then passes as well. The bidding ends, with Clara being the declarer for this round. Except for "pass", only the possible game values are legal calls.
Therefore, the lowest possible call is 18, which is the lowest possible game value in Skat. Players are free to skip intermediate values, although it is common to always pick the lowest available call while bidding.
The sequence of possible double digit game values, beginning with 18 is 18—20—22—23—24—27—30—33—35—36—40—44—45—46—48—50—54—55—59— triple digit bids are possible albeit rare in a competitive auction.
Also, numbers are frequently abbreviated by only calling the lower digit of a value not divisible by 10 e. As the German words for "null" and "zero" are identical, this yields the rather unintuitive sequence 18—20—2—0—4—7—30 and so on.
If all players pass, the hand is not played and the next dealer shuffles and deals. A dealer never deals twice in a row. It is common in informal play to play a variant of Skat called Ramsch junk, rummage instead of skipping the hand and dealing for the next one.
This is not part of the sanctioned rules, however. In a pass-out game, the player in first seat will be the last one to pass.
If that player intends to become declarer, however, he has to make a call of at least 18 picking up the Skat in that situation implies the call.
Players Anna, Bernard and Clara are seated in that order, clockwise; Anna is the dealer. The auction proceeds as follows:.
The winner of the auction becomes declarer. He will play against the other two players. Before the hand is played, declarer either.
After putting two cards back into the Skat , declarer then either declares a suit game by announcing a trump suit, declares a grand game or a null game.
If Hand has been declared, the player may make additional announcements such as Schneider , Schwarz and Ouvert.
A common variant in non-sanctioned play allows the defenders to announce " Kontra " just before the first trick is played, if they have made or held at least one call.
In this case, the stakes will be doubled for the hand. In a less common further variation this process can be repeated twice more by announcing " Supra " and " Resupra " or more colloquially, " Bock " [ roe buck] and " Hirsch " [red deer] , or the like, which are colloquial augments of " Reh " roe deer.
The player in the first seat sitting to the left of the dealer leads to the first trick. The other two follow in clockwise direction.
Every player plays one card to the trick, which is in the middle of the table. The winner of a trick stacks the cards face down in front of him and leads to the next trick, which is again played clockwise.
Completed tricks are kept face down in front of the players who won them, until all the cards have been played. Examining completed tricks except for the last one is not allowed.
The tricks of the two players who are playing together are put together, either during or after play. If a player cannot follow suit, he may play any card including a trump card.
Trumps, including all four jacks, count as a single suit. If a trump is led, every player must also play trump, if he has any.
If there are trump cards in the trick, the highest trump in it wins the trick. If there are no trumps in it, the highest card of the suit led wins the trick.
The non-trump suit cards rank in order AK-Q In the grand game, only the four jacks are trumps in the suit order given above for a regular suit game.
All other ranks are the same as in the regular suit game 10 is ranked just below the ace. There are thus five "suits" in the grand game if a jack is led to a trick, the other two players must play jacks too, if they have them.
The goal of a null game is for declarer not to take any tricks. If declarer takes a trick in a null game, he immediately loses and the game is scored right away.
Declarer may, unilaterally, concede a loss while he is holding at least nine cards i. Afterwards approval of at least one defender is required.
Defenders may concede at any time, but may be requested by declarer to complete the play e. Claiming of remaining tricks is possible as well, but for a defender only if she would be able to take the remaining tricks herself.
After the last trick has been played, the game is scored. Winning conditions for null game are different from suit and grand games.
To win a suit or grand game, declarer needs at least 61 card points in his tricks. If declarer announced Schneider , he needs at least 90 card points in order to win.
The two cards in the Skat count towards declarer's tricks. If declarer announced Schwarz , he must take all ten tricks in order to win.
The highest-ranking cards for taking the tricks the jacks are not the highest scoring cards. The aces and 10s combined make up almost three quarters of the total points; taking as many as possible of them is thus imperative for winning.
On the other hand, taking 7s, 8s and 9s the Luschen or blanks doesn't help or hurt at all, unless Schwarz was declared.
To win a null game, declarer must not take a single trick. There are no card points in a null game. Even with the majority in card points, declarer may still lose if the game value is lower than the value he bid during the auction.
This is called overbidding. The following terms are recognised by the International Laws of Skat or Skatordnung : .
Contracts permitted by the Skatordnung are: . The following contracts are also played, but are not recognised by the Skatordnung : .
The multipliers used to raise the game value see Skat are: . The game value is doubled with each of the following announcements in succession cumulative multipliers in brackets :.
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