Forum Archive : Chouettes

Order of succession

From:   leobueno
Date:   11 August 2011
Subject:   Chouette question
Forum: Forums

Suppose in a three-person chouette, captain doubles box and box takes but
crew does not double.  Later, crew doubles and box drops, so box and
captain play on.  Then box doubles and captain drops.

Thus, the box beats the captain but loses to the crew.  Who should be in
the box for the next game?

Mr Majestyk  writes:

In our chouette, only the Captain can win the box. So in this scenario, the
Box retains the Box and the crew is promoted to Captain.

adambulldog  writes:

In the Madison chouette, Box must at least break even on the money and
defeat the Captain in order to retain his seat. So in Madtown, Box would
retain the Box in your scenario.

Instances where someone other than the Captain ascends to the Box are
pretty rare. They occur where the Captain drops early, but at least some of
the crew remain in the game and defeat the Box at a higher cube level.

Michael Crane  writes:

In our chouettes the Box only loses if he doesn't make a profit. It matters
not who 'beats' him, so long as after that point he has made a profit.

TarHeelFan  writes:

I absolutely despise the rule that the Captain can win and not get the box.
There are players in our chouette that would NEVER be taken as Captain with
that rule in place. While it probably increases equity to get a free point
every time you sit down, it sucks to only get a shot at the box if the
donkey behind you can win the game.
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