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266                         QUADRILLE.
quently the odds are in your favour, thar you win a trick in the same.
2. What are the odds that my partner holds one out of any three certain cards ?
Ans. That he holds one out of any three cer­tain cards, is about 5 to 2 in his favour: and though you have no matadore, with the assistance of one in your partner's hand, the odds are great that you win the game. Observe, that it is about 5 to 2 that your partner holds one of them, you having none.
This calculation may be applied to many other cases.
GAMES IN RED, CALLING A KING.
1.  Spadille, manille, two small hearts or dia­monds, the queen of clubs, and one small one, and four small cards of the other suits. Lead a small trump.
2.  Spadille, manille, two small hearts or dia­monds, with the knave and two small clubs, and three small cards of the other suits. Lead a small trump.
3.  Spadille, manille, two small hearts or dia­monds, three small clubs, and three small cards of the other suits. Lead a small trump.
4.  Spadille, punto, king, queen, and one small heart or diamond; three small clubs, the queen and one spade Lead punto.
5.  Spadille, punto, king, knave, and one small heart or diamond, the knave and two small clubs, and two small spades. Lead punto.
6.  Spadille, king, queen, knave, and one small heart or diamond, with the queen, knave, and one small club, and two small spades. Lead the king of trumps.
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