The Schnapsen Log
The Mother of Invention
At the Café Abeles, your favorite hangout for cards, you are playing a friendly game with your good buddy Peter. Things aren’t going so well today.
Stock: 1 face-down card
Game points: Peter 1, You 2
Trick points: Peter 13, You 34
On lead: You
I find it more difficult to be on lead at this last open-stock trick. I’d rather my opponent were on lead, so I can decide whether ducking or winning the trick will work out best for me. When I am on lead, my opponent often doesn’t cooperate with my intention to win or lose this trick.
Unfortunately, today you are in the position of being on lead at this critical trick. To add to the tension, Peter needs only one more game point to win the game. Plan the play. When you think you have a good plan, you are welcome to read my analysis.
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