5 or 6 Tarocks should do. Your basic strategy for Two is the same as for Three, except you're going to discard 2 cards from your hand and choose a set of 2 cards from the Talon. It may be more difficult to short suit you hand, but at the same time, you'll be picking up fewer "garbage" cards that may be in the Talon.

Focus on keeping the lead. Try to figure out who your partner is as soon as possible. If you call the King of spades and someone plays a Tarock when spades is led, that someone is an opponent because everyone must follow suit or play a Tarock, and this someone clearly has no spades! Now, you know who one of your opponents is.

The other opponent now knows who's on which side: the player who played the Tarock on the spade is her partner, and the remaining player is your partner. Now she knows who to throw points to, making it more difficult for you to win.

Finally, protect the called King. The called King is worth 15 points to your opponents an