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August 23, 2015

Rote Behavior

Martin Tompa

You have pulled slightly ahead of the masterful Katharina in round 2 of the tournament. The next deal finds you on lead in this position:

Concealed cards:
K
Q
♣ AQ
AK

Your cards:

T
♣ TK
QJ

Trump: J
Stock: 1 face-down card
Game points: Katharina 6, You 5
Trick points: Katharina 12, You 41
On lead: You

No marriages were declared and neither player did a trump exchange. Plan your play. When you think you have a good plan, you are welcome to read my analysis.

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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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