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Nine cards are dealt to each player. A "smudge" bid is worth 19 points in this variant. A "blind smudge" bid must be made before the player looks at his or her hand. It is worth 20 points.

Other than the first hand, a player can choose to lead a non-trump. If a player leads off, all cards become playable. Once again, the highest trump card wins the hand. If no trump cards are played during an off lead, the winner of the previous hand leads the next hand, regardless of what non-trump is played. Scoring Parlett, David (2004), The A–Z of card games (2nded.), Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860870-7 .

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Cards are discarded face up into one pile for each team. Either pile can be examined by any player at any time. This helps the forgetful but also provides a way to actively tally for Game, the sixth point.

A player who smudges and who makes the bid by winning all 4 points wins the game immediately - unless they were in the hole (in which case the smudger only receives the 4 points).The game is often played for a number of points other than 11, for example 7, 9, 15 or 21. The best number depends on the number of players and on how many points are typically won in a deal. Sometimes the following formula is used to determine the number of points required to win: (points available) * (number of players) +1. Legal bids are 9-18. 18 is called "hotshot". The pitcher need not lead a trump. Bidding "hotshot" makes the game sudden death; if the bidder succeeds and collects all 18 points in the round, he wins the entire game, but if he fails, the game is over. Nine_five Regional (Northwest Connecticut)

Following suit. Choose whether or not when following one may play a trump instead of the suit lead.Four-Handed Game - Reaching 32 points after only four hands, the minimum amount of hands possible to win a game. Although the dealer can bid the same amount as the preceding bid and win with it. Giving them a slight advantage in some cases. However, if a player plays a 4 card then they can “smudge” this means they have the winning bid and become the Pitcher.

Players can choose whether to play with trump ten as an additional point or not. This option is disabled for four point pitch by enabled for ten point pitch. As a simpler alternative, each player brings his or her down to six by discarding the appropriate number of cards. The discarded cards must all be non-trumps or include all of the player's non-trumps. Abacos Pitch is a Pitch variant that is gaining popularity in the mid-Atlantic and northeast United States. It varies from classic Pitch as follows: In the bidding round, each player may choose to look or not look at his/her hand before making a decision. At the end of the bidding round, each player who looked at his/her cards before acting loses one card, chosen at random. Players who lose a card have nothing to play in the sixth and final round of gameplay. Gameplay and scoring after the bidding round proceed exactly as in classic Pitch. Man-O-War Pitch Once a player has no more trumps in their hand, they are up (out of that game). You are not allowed to declare that you are up until it is your turn.


Players only have a set amount of time to make their turn after which a turn is automatically played for them and the game proceeds: Fast is 7 seconds, Standard is 15 seconds, Slow is 30 seconds, and Very Slow is 60 seconds. Players can also choose to disable the timer, but that is only for private tables. The player on the dealer's left bids first. Each player in turn may either bid or pass. The lowest bid is two, and each successive bid must be higher than any preceding bid, except the dealer, who can bid and play for the amount of the preceding bid. However, if any player bids four, they are said to "smudge," and the bid cannot then be taken away from that player. The Play

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