The Schnapsen Log
All the Aces
Your game against Uncle Hans continues, when you find yourself holding all four aces in the following interesting and very symmetric position:
Stock: 3 face-down cards
Game points: Hans 6, You 5
Trick points: Hans 50, You 5
On lead: You
Hans showed the royal marriage for 40 points earlier in the deal, which is why he is so far ahead in trick points. Hopefully you can use all those aces to overcome what looks to be an insurmountable lead.
Plan your play for the remainder of the deal. Don’t forget that you know one of Hans’s cards for a certainty. When you think you have a good plan, you are welcome to read my analysis.
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