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Tactics is the art of responding to specific situations as they appear and choosing the best course of action

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Unfortunately, the literature seems to be lacking regarding this (unlike squeezes!). The key to any good defense is counting, trying to figure out what is going on and what is likely to happen. Ther …
answered Sep 28 '11 by Aryabhata
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This answer is specific to Matchpoints. In Matchpoints, playing for top or bottom means that if you succeed, you get a top, otherwise you get a bottom. (Note: I haven't heard of people talking about t …
answered Nov 14 '11 by Aryabhata
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Great question! Normally, you have a few chances to make your contract (like in your example, hearts 3-3 or spade finesse). Combining chances mean timing the play in such an order such that the failu …
answered Jun 13 '11 by Aryabhata
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Your calculation seems off. You seem to have missed an approximately 5% chance of a 4-0 break which the play for drop will catch, but have that implicitly included in the calculations for the drop-fin …
answered Feb 20 '13 by Aryabhata