What are hearts?

  • (noun): A form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts of the queen of spades.
    Synonyms: Black Maria

Hearts

Hearts is an "evasion-type" trick-taking playing card game for four players, although variations can accommodate 3–6 players. The game is also known as Black Lady, The Dirty, Dark Lady, Slippery Anne, Chase the Lady, Crubs, and Black Maria, though any of these may refer to the similar but differently-scored game Black Lady. The game is a member of the Whist family of trick-taking games (which also includes Bridge and Spades), but the game is unique among Whist variants in that it is an evasion-type game; players avoid winning certain penalty cards in tricks, usually by avoiding winning tricks altogether.

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Some articles on hearts:

Ève Bélisle
... Team Quebec at the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts ... At the Hearts, Bélisle finished the round-robin with a 7-4 record putting her in the tie-breaker against Newfoundland and Labrador's Heather Strong ... with a 5-6 record at the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts ...
Mirsad Bešlija
... He moved to Heart of Midlothian during January 2006 in a deal worth £850,000 (€1.22 million), a record fee paid by the Tynecastle side ... overall transfer fee should include agents percentages or not, leading Hearts to suspend payment after the first installment ... no resolution, Genk petitioned UEFA to impose a transfer embargo upon Hearts, however, agreement was finally reached in December 2006, with Hearts paying the entire outstanding balance ...
John Neill (footballer) - Career
... A combative creative central midfielder, Neill started his senior career with Hearts, whome he joined from rivals Hibernian's youth initiative ... He joined Raith Rovers, managed by former Hearts coach John McGlynn, again on loan, in early 2007 ... a pivotal role in securing a play-off place that season before being recalled to Hearts FC ...
Hearts - Variations
... "Complex Hearts" A variant using the complex number system ... Hearts are worth one point each, Q♠ = 13i, J♦ = -10, and 10♣ multiplies the score for the given hand by 2i ... "Danger Hearts" Ten rounds are played using standard scoring, and each player has three lives ...
FBK Kaunas To Hearts - Finances
... Romanov's management of Hearts' finances have become a source of concern ... Romanov permitted Hearts to greatly increase their spending on players, which explains why the club have signed experienced internationals like Takis Fyssas, Edgaras Jankauskas and Laryea Kingston ... Hearts' income has also grown during the last few years, but not by as much as their expenditure ...

Famous quotes containing the word hearts:

    the earth falls
    So in our hearts from brilliance,
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