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Matt Burns
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The rules state the priority is as follows:

Single
Pair
Sequence of Pairs
Triples

But in every player aid I read, the order is as follows:

Single
Pair
Triple
Sequence of Pairs

I've searched the forum, but didn't find an answer why the priority has been changed in the player aids. I'd love to find out!
 
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hmm there is no priority per se....

Tichu not like Big two where the poker hands can beat each other.

Here, each trick played must follow in type and # of cards as the initially led trick. (well except for bombs)
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The sequence is not very important. Only singles (and bombs) can be played on singles. Only pairs (and bombs) can be played on pairs and so on. Runs must have the same length. Sequence of pairs must have the same number of pairs.

The order doesn't really matter as the person leading the trick can choose any legal combination from their hand.

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As the others say, there is no priority between the different types of leads. Once someone leads a particular combination everyone is locked into playing higher versions of that same type of combination.

The only exceptions are the 4-of-a-kind and straight-flush bombs, which can be played on any other combination and themselves can only be beaten by better bombs (measured first by number of cards and then by rank of the cards).
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Octavian wrote:
As the others say, there is no priority between the different types of leads. Once someone leads a particular combination everyone is locked into playing higher versions of that same type of combination.

The only exceptions are the 4-of-a-kind and straight-flush bombs, which can be played on any other combination and themselves can only be beaten by better bombs (measured first by number of cards and then by rank of the cards).


Bombs can be measured by rank of the cards? Are you sure?
In my opinion four of a kind of eights can be beaten by a straight flush and not by four of a kind of nines, since bombs are measured only by card count. At least that's what I've read in the rules...
 
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dannte wrote:
Bombs can be measured by rank of the cards? Are you sure?


From the rules:

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Bombs can be played at any moment (e.g. out of turn) to take a trick. They beat anything, be it a single card or a combination. The higher bombs beat the lower. (The rank of bombs is determined (1) by the number of cards and (2) by the rank of the cards.)
 
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Longer bombs beat shorter bombs. If two bombs have the same number of cards, the one with the highest card wins.

So all straight flush bombs beat all 4 of a kinds. Longer straight flushes beat shorter ones, regardless of the cards included. Obviously, KKKK beats JJJJ and AKQJ0 beats 65432.
 
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radynski wrote:

From the rules:

Quote:
Bombs can be played at any moment (e.g. out of turn) to take a trick. They beat anything, be it a single card or a combination. The higher bombs beat the lower. (The rank of bombs is determined (1) by the number of cards and (2) by the rank of the cards.)


Ah, now I see the source of my misunderstanding. Polish rules state something different... What a bummer...

Polish rules wrote:

[...]wyższe bomby przebijają bomby niższe. Liczba kart w bombie wyznacza jej wartość[...]


Which can be translated to "higher bombs beat bombs that are lower. Number of cards in the bomb denotes its value". It would leave four of a kind of twos unbeatable by another four of a kind (and vice versa).

Thanks for the clarification, I will need to print out the English rules.
I dread to think what could have been lost when translating from Chinese to German and then to English
 
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