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Columns for July, 2014

The Big Trumps

Martin Tompa
July 5, 2014

You feel quite proud of yourself for keeping up with Uncle Tibor throughout the game, and the score is tied once again. How long can you maintain this level of concentration?…

A Tangled Web

Martin Tompa
July 31, 2014

“It is always the best policy to speak the truth — unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.” —Jerome K. Jerome

You are playing in the finals of the Austrian National Schnapsen Championship. Your opponent is Katharina, the reigning Schnapsen champion, and this game is as close as can be. A crowd of players has gathered around your table….

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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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