Fire is back.
First ten years throughout
then five years without.
Battling invisible guys
or while looking them in the eyes.
I thought the fire is gone
but I see it’s only just begun.
The game is tarok. It can be played in threes and fours. My game is tarok in three. Some liken it to bridge or chess.
I played it at national championships in Slovenia for ten years. I won a couple of these and even more smaller ones. After moving to Italy five years ago I stopped going and didn’t play online either.
We still hold our annual garden tournament for family and friends. This year’s happy winner is here:
This August I went to a series of three local tournaments in Ljubljana, organised by Tarok Club Emona, to see how it would feel. It felt pretty good and I came second at one of them and third overall.
While fighting mostly men for ten years, I had to deal with all kinds of gender remarks and worked hard to make them see that there was no gender in cards: if you get beaten, you get beaten. 😀 Still, I was especially glad to see more women take part and that the overall winner was a woman too, Bojana Jerič from Celje. Here are some photos from the last tournament:
The fire is clearly back.
If you are curious, you can play tarok with Facebook free, without any downloads, and even on your (Android) phone here: https://valat.si/tarok. There is also an English version.
You can first play against the computer to learn the basics. Then join my table (I’m Manja Mexi Movie over there too) and we can play together and I can help you get better. 😉 Much fun!
In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #152: Fire