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(01-31-2013, 02:32 PM)ToreadorElder Wrote: [ -> ]So, mick's description is wrong. You DO NOT score any points at all until the play is complete. Team 2 might take the bid AND pull 31...but not make their bid. They lose points, and Team 1 doesn't save the meld. So even that "it'll be over regardless" does not hold when the bidding side needs more than 31 to save.

I'm not sure where Micks description is wrong. If you are using his example where team 2 has 350 points and the 160 meld when they take the bid, and they pull 31, they WILL make the bid and win the game. In his example if team 2 does not make the bid, then the team 1 will score over 500 and they will win the game. I'm going to assume TE just misread the post.

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(01-30-2013, 03:43 PM)richardpaulhall Wrote: [ -> ]This is one for the Glossary.

This has been added to the Glossary. Let me know of any proposed tweaks or rewrites for this definition.

Double Bidder Out - The point in the game where both teams have a score that is realistically one bid away from winning the game.
mick described a process that suggests you get to add the meld score to your total, after the bidding is complete. That was very misleading.
I took

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Before the second round, the score is:
Team 1 = 599
Team 2 = 510
Now both teams are over 500, and the game is going to be finished after the second round of play, one way or another.
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to mean

Before the second round, the POTENTIAL score is:
Team 1 = 599
Team 2 = 510
Now both teams HAVE A CHANCE TO GO over 500, and the game is going to be finished after the second round of play, one way or another.
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