VAR & Credit risk

Why do we focus on the upper tail of the distribution of gains on positions held when the value of the position held increases?

Because higher the value, the more you have to lose in case of a default.

Credit VaR is concerned with the right of the tail while traditional VaR is the left sideā€¦Like saurabh03121992 above more to lose when someobdy defaults/credit issues which is what Credit VaR addresses