In that regard, bridge is similar. We take all the information we have at our disposal, then try to determine what is the Right Thing to Do.
Sometimes, if we offer the opponents too much data, we can do ourselves in. Such was the case in this Koch Korner hand that John Koch delivers today.
Fine declarer play! And - never forget that sometimes, giving declarer too much information can mean you are hung by your own rope in the playing area!