Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

My greatest triumph in Hearts

For those of you who play Hearts, here’s what happened for me today:

The game was to 100.  Ann had a point total far worse than any of us in the 90s, while Ben, Tom and I were each in the 30s. There was a very good chance that the guy that won the next round would win the game.

I had what I thought was a good, safe set of cards, but somehow ended up with the Queen of Spades, which put me in third place and in jeopardy – especially because Ann had reached exactly 99 points. I shifted strategy and purposely picked up all the remaining hearts, putting me further in the hole compared with Ben and Tom – but keeping myself alive, by keeping Ann alive.

Then, in the next hand, I shot the moon – pushing Ann over 100 and the other two into worse scores than mine. It was a stunning comeback victory that would have had Brent Musberger awarding me all the Tostitos!


Andre Ethier in the crosshairs


Halfway to nowhere


  1. At the time of this posting, 8:35 p.m., baseball chat remains in the thread below this one:

  2. Anonymous

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    And up next : “Custer’s Last Stand”
    These shows are great – really well done.

  3. Anonymous

    Were you able to pull it off because someone failed to pass you a heart or make a stop? Or did you walk into a great hand? It’s hard to shot the moon much when playing with seasoned players.

    • Yeah, I definitely got some useful cards for the final hand. By the time they realized I was going to go for it, it was too late. 

  4. Are Ann, Ben and Tom real?

  5. They’re real computer players!

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