Ambition: Against the Bishop

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The clink of ice in your glasses; the too-casual exchanges of conversation. The feel of the cards in your hand, as heavy as […] gold bars. The Marvellous is upon you […] Across from you, the Bishop's brow is furrowed. He is a legendarily cautious player.


Description summary:
The second paragraph of the description changes as the match progresses.

Ambition stageSecond paragraph
420The Bishop has finished dealing. Your hand is good – but the Bishop gives nothing away. He smiles, suddenly and sincerely. "Shall we?"
430The atmosphere in your lodgings is close. Candles burn brightly on the table. The Bishop's brow is furrowed as he considers his cards. At last, and never breaking eye contact, he lays down a single card. A Six of Cats. It could go either way.
440A bead of sweat trickles down the Bishop's bald pate. His smile is strained, his charm forced. He watches you carefully, like a mouse before an adder.
441The Bishop dances his fingers along the table as he shuffles, playing the cards as he would a fiddle. "An early concession is no shame," he says mildly. "There is precedent." The time has arrived for desperate measures.

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Unlocked with Ambition: Heart's Desire! 420-449, Your Opponent exactly 1


Play warily
  •  Spoiler 
    Unlocked with Ambition: Heart's Desire! exactly 430


    Challenge information

    Broad, Watchful 190 || 130 - very chancy (41%) || 162 - chancy (51%) || 194 - modest (61%) || 225 - very modest (71%) || 257 - low-risk (81%) || 289 - straightforward (91%) || 317 - straightforward (100%)


    Beating the Bishop at his game


    The Bishop smiles

Play unpredictably
Use your leverage