|5 Tarocks should do. Some or most
should be higher than XV and it will help to have the Pagat(I), Mond(XXI), and/or the
Skeench so you don't lose the Trula bonus.
a bid of Three, you're going to get to discard 3 cards from your hand. You will get to
keep the cards you discard so you may want to discard point cards or you may want to try
to "short suit" your hand.
For example, if you have 5 Tarocks, 4 clubs, 2
diamonds and 1 heart, you may want to discard the diamond and the heart. This will allow
you to trump diamonds & hearts every time they are lead, giving you a chance to win
the Kings and other point cards of those suits & give you the lead.
Knowing when to keep the lead and when to
relinquish the lead is vital and is learned through experience. Generally, keeping the
lead is one way of controlling the game and it means you're winning tricks, which is good!
Back to discarding; it would be ideal if your two
diamonds were the Cavalier and Queen and your heart was the Queen. You're not only going
into the game two suited (with only clubs & spades), but you're burying approximately
11 points for your side. You're well on your way to getting the 35 points needed to win