A popular version of bezique is Rubicon
bezique where two players play with just a few differences. The deck has is
made of four piquet decks or 128 cards. The deal is dealt in singles or in
threes and each player receives nine cards. Trumps are determined by either
players’ declaration of marriage or the first sequence. The 7 of trumps does
not have value and none of the stock cards are turned over.
B. 150 points
Play for Rubicon
bezique is the same as regular bezique except for the fact that 50 points are
given for the last trick.
There are some
changes to the declarations. You can see above how the declarations a-d are
laid out. The following explanation will help you better understand.
A. This is known as carte blanche and is worth 50 points. As long as the
hand does not have a face card, even after drawing a new card, then carte
blanche can be scored again and again until a face card is drawn.
B. This setup is called a back door or ordinary sequence. This is a
sequence that is not of the trump suit and scores 150 points.
C. Three queens of spades and three jacks of diamonds is a triple bezique
and scores 1500 points.
D. The quadruple bezique is an outstanding hand of four queens of spades
and four jacks of diamonds. It scores 4500 points.
Brisques in this
game are not counted unless the score is tied. They may also be sued to keep a
player from being rubiconed, which simply means the player did not make 1000
points. If one player counts brisques then both players must count them.
The game is a
single deal and the player that has the highest score wins an additional 500
points as well as the point difference between the two scores. Should the loser
be rubiconed, or not score 1000 points, then he will win 1000 points in
addition to his score, the loser’s score, and 320 points for all the brisques.
(This rule is followed even if the winner is rubiconed, or doesn’t score 1000
points). If the loser does not score at least 100 points then the winner is
awarded an additional 100 points. The only time fractions of points are scored
is if the scores are really close.