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June 11, 2020

The Last Trump

Martin Tompa

A few deals later you face a new challenge.

Concealed cards:
K
A
♣ TQ
QJ

Your cards:
T
T
♣ AKJ

Trump: J
Stock: Open, 1 face-down card
Game points: Tibor 1, You 3
Trick points: Tibor 40, You 28
On lead: Tibor

You are at the brink of disaster here, with Tibor only one game point from winning the game. He declared the diamond marriage earlier and now leads Q. What will you do? When you think you have a plan for the winning play, you are welcome to read my analysis.

© 2020 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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