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Columns for June, 2014

Make a Wish

Martin Tompa
June 19, 2014

The family has again gathered at your house for coffee, cake, and cards. With the eating out of the way, you have taken to the Schnapsen table with Uncle Tibor while assorted relatives look on. In the very first deal you find yourself in an interesting position….

Necessary Precautions

Martin Tompa
June 20, 2014

Your game with Uncle Tibor continues to be quite close. Just a few deals later you find yourself embroiled in another interesting position….

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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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