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December 1, 2018

Singleton Tens

Martin Tompa

A few deals later, you run into another interesting late endgame.

Tibor: (19 points)
A

♣ AKQ
J

You: (26 points)
T

♣ T
ATQ

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

This is another of those endgame situations with the stock exhausted. This one looks worrisome. You have gotten stuck with two singleton tens in suits where Tibor holds the aces. To make matters worse, he has the club marriage in hand as well. See what you can do. When you have made a plan, you are welcome to read my analysis.

© 2018 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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