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August 24, 2012

Order from Chaos

Martin Tompa

Lore has once again taken Peter’s place across the table from you at the Café Abeles. As friendly as Lore is, she’s a much more intimidating opponent than Peter is. You’ve noticed some surprising plays from her, and you suspect that there have been many more that were too subtle for you to notice.

Lore: (19 points)
T
J
♣ A
TK

You: (41 points)
KJ
Q
♣ —
AQ

Trump:
Stock: Exhausted
Game points: Lore 5, You 6
On lead: You

Plan your play. When you think you have a good plan, you are welcome to read my analysis.

© 2012 Martin Tompa. All rights reserved.


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Martin Tompa

Martin Tompa (tompa@psellos.com)

I am a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I teach discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, design and analysis of algorithms, and other related courses. I have always loved playing games. Games are great tools for learning to think logically and are a wonderful component of happy family or social life.

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