I've been playing a lot of Euchre on my phone. In the game below, the dealer is on my right, so I'm first to act. If I wanted to play Spades, the dealer would get the Ace. What would you do? Let me know in the comments. I'll post the conclusion once some people weigh in.
So I thought if I played Spades I'd likely only get 1 point, maybe 2.
If I played defense to Spades, I'd likely get 2 points. Lead both bowers and then Ace of Hearts. Even if the dealer has three spades, I should still get one of my aces home.
If I play Clubs, I've got a decent shot at taking them all. Lead both bowers, then Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts, and then Jack of Diamonds. To prevent me from taking them all, an opponent would need to have three clubs or have multiple diamonds and hold on to the King or Queen. Either way, my partner can't really help me. So I decided to pass, and call Clubs Alone.
My Jack of Diamonds walked and I got four points.