Card Games

Having grown up in a rather cutthroat card-playing family, I’m an avid fan of many games, but particularly point-based tricks and trumps games, such as Skat, Pitch, and Catch the Ten. I play a lot of  Bridge, and occasionally can be talked into a game of bid-whist, and spades.

And I’m almost always up for a game of Oh, Hell, which is probably my favorite game. I have a fierce dislike of hearts.

I also play a significant amount of poker. For serious stakes, I only play seven card stud.


“Stud: Using Exposed Cards to Weight an Opponent’s Range.” Two Plus Two Online Poker Magazine, May 2010.

Relevant Blog Posts

On the Properties of Great Card Games, September 2011

On Poker Success, July 2010