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Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) Mon, 07 March 2011 20:28
I find strategy discussions to be interesting - so enjoy reading them. Sometimes I try to participate in them, but realize I don't play that well, so I try to stay out of it.

However, there is one more factor that isn't discussed - and it is one I am very familiar with. The current motivations of each player can play a role in the approach to a given game.

There are many times I play when all I want is a chance to play in a game, but I'm not in the mood to play 'all out' to win. At those times, I usually don't expend my mental energy on counting cards and analyzing all opponents. But, at the same time, I'm not going to be blocking either - since I feel I need to have a good reason to so.

Then, there are times I am looking forward to a good challenge and I work harder to pay attention for longest, probable tickets and possible blocks. I suspect some of the observant people I play wonder at my amazing lack of consistency. Rolling Eyes

But, in reference to Drake's valid point.
If I'm playing with the first motivation level (just to enjoy a game - even though I may be a bit tired and distracted) I stay away from blocking anyone. If I can be lucky enough and astute enough (to not screw up) so I can win without as much analysis - good for me.

But, if I'm playing with the second - you'd better believe I'm laying a block that my thinking says will put me closer to a win... I don't care what the ranking of the player is that I'm looking to block.

And I think that is exactly the point Drake is trying to make. You know who your opponent is only so it gives you insight as to his or her play. You don't look at their relative rankings in an effort to see who you should attack based on the rankings alone.

Ah, enough. You all didn't want to read this anyway. Smile

Rob
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  Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) SysyphusTue, 01 March 2011 19:05
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) Robin HoodThu, 03 March 2011 21:33
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) DrakeStormMon, 07 March 2011 19:09
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread)  GenuineFauxFarm-CIAMon, 07 March 2011 20:28
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) psteinxWed, 12 October 2011 23:48
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) SysyphusMon, 11 June 2012 02:49
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) dea1Mon, 11 June 2012 10:46
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  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) dea1Mon, 11 June 2012 23:34
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) SysyphusTue, 12 June 2012 05:17
  Re:Blocking/Ethics discussion about blocking in multis (transferred from multi-tourney thread) FLOP HeckiTue, 12 June 2012 13:12
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