Srategic Modeling

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Srategic Modeling

Post by Openshut » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:13 pm

Plan  Action

 Counter 

This is the basic framework as to how we create viable lines of play. As we may notice the diagram loops back on its self. The reason for this is because the plan can either fail at your initial test or change on the field of play. Our first line of thinking is always subject to change as the play of the hand progresses. Being able to ask the question “Why” is paramount to being able to mature your game. It is very important to separate your individuality from your game identity. Much as how there is a difference between being a warrior and operating as a civilian. In short you are not your game.

Actions are not always as they appear, when it comes to be strategic or to engage in a battlefield scenario we must understand the concept of deception. We are all too familiar with the term ‘playing possum’. This is an equally viable tactic to use in Spades, granted we are discussing strategy it’s none the less important to understand that deception is a multifaceted tool that equally has application in general strategy. This tactic however allows us to confuse the opponents only on occasion, and enables them do the opposite of which would be in their best interests.

On the simplest level we may allow the opponents to bag us while thinking it is their idea; this is duly because we hide the fact that we are a threat to their bid. Or it may be as bold as tossing away potential winners to trigger an offensive bagging reaction by the opponents; then we may slyly change the plan yet again and attack for the set. This also demonstrates the high level of flexibility we must posses in order to execute such measures. However, before we can ever be flexible we must play in a manner that affords us this ability. This would be the notion of not spending your winners in a blinding rush, all this does is weaken your ability to defend yourself or take advantages of changing conditions on the table. Do not be caught taking all your tricks as soon as possible you are only strong when you can direct the avenues of play. A spent hand cannot take advantage of opportunities when they arise.

In summary the total idea of strategy is not simply to make plans that have a high possibility of success, because we take into account the opponents’ ability to evade our measures; but also to include the mental component in attacking the opponents’ mentality also. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. So find out what is weakest while being relevant to the plan and attack it!!!
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Re: Srategic Modeling

Post by dustin7609 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:21 am

I think you could make more sense in your posts if you included some specific examples with real hands. A very famous bridge theorist once said "Your theories won't be respected unless you can tie them down to real hands and examples".

Otherwise, your ideas just seem kind of airy and generalized. It really comes across as cliche. It's sort of like making the statement "work smarter, not harder!". Let's see how you actually apply these philosophies at the table in the real world, not just up in the sky.

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