|You should have no more than 2 or 3
low Tarocks and you should be 4 suited (cards in all 4 suits, the lower the better).
The object of this game is to take zero tricks, so
you can win if you're 3 suited, but be careful. Barach is worth 70 points.
Also, be careful if you have any Kings or other
high point cards - remember, you must head the trick if you're able (special rule for
Barach, Open Barach, and Klop). This means you must play a higher card than the player
before you, if you can (You have to take it if you can). It does not mean you must play
your highest card....
You have the first lead, so if you have 3 diamonds,
one of them the King, lead your lowest diamond - this will bleed diamonds from the other
players so when/if you must play your King, chances are good one of the other players will
be out of diamonds & have to trump it. (Strategy for Klop & Open Barach is the
same as for Barach. These are the three "negative" bids where special
The wheels have suddenly reversed: lead low - throw
off your high point cards when you've run out of Tarocks!