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Better Card Reading

The latest update to the Sky Bridge Club game engine includes an improvement in the way the computer views the hidden hands.

When deciding what card to play for the first 8 or so tricks, the computer takes it’s best guess about the distribution of the remaining cards and then plays as it it could see all four hands, based on that guess. The computer now pays closer attention to the opening lead and third hand play to the first trick. Later in the hand that information becomes increasingly valuable in figuring out the missing cards.