June 03, 2010
Simultaneously taught 10 people Tichu just before running a small tournament this weekend. Had known I would be teaching but figured would be more like 3-4 people so although I had printed some cheat sheets, I could have prepared better if had realized this would be the situation. Pretty much the first people I ever taught where I was not immediately playing at least a few hands with right after which changes things somewhat. Still, went quite well and I paired all of the inexperienced teams against a team with at least some experience in the first round. This made it harder for them to win but also made it much more likely that they would end up playing the game correctly, which I thought the more important goal. Was nice to see one pair which lost in the first round of the tournament immediately play two more games.
M & I ended up winning in the final but only because I had upped the ending score for the SF to 1250 and Final to 1500. If had been to 1000, we would have lost, and to a pair who the only time they had played before was a game or two a year ago.
Posted by aarondf at June 3, 2010 01:50 PM
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