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November 5, 2015

Maintain Control

Martin Tompa

You have made a small comeback against Rudi in this third round of the regional tournament. You then find yourself in the following endgame position:

Rudi: (28 points)
A
Q
♣ K
TK

You: (31 points)
QJ
T
♣ —
AQ

Trump:
Stock: Exhausted
Game points: Rudi 3, You 5
On lead: You

The stock is exhausted and the trick point scores are low. What is your plan? When you have come up with a good one, you are welcome to read my analysis.

© 2015 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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