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So would you bid 1NT forcing instead? What does East do after 1-1NT-2-?
Jan. 30, 2018
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Game Forcing without 5 hearts or a spade stopper.
Jan. 21, 2018
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Am I playing Precision like Kit does or 2/1 like BW standard?
Jan. 20, 2018
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We can burn that bridge when we come to it.
Jan. 17, 2018
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You need to carefully weight the benefits and costs of subjecting your bridge organization to CAS's authority. One cost we see is that CAS makes binding decisions about bridge that actual bridge players (at least judging by the BW chorus) find wrong and distasteful. But maybe the benefits are worth it! So far I have yet to see any benefits other than that maybe some governments will possibly help fund youth games or something like that.
Jan. 12, 2018
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What we need are mechanical card holders that will physically prevent you from pulling a card which doesn't follow suit.
Jan. 10, 2018
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It would be pretty easy to take your favorite double-dummy solver, and generate “100” random distributions of the unseen 26 cards and see what contract gets the best average score. The problem, of course, is that it's hard to make correct inferences from the opponents' bidding (or lack thereof).
Jan. 9, 2018
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Maybe nobody has tried yet.
Jan. 9, 2018
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I don't know why they don't just let teams declare any number of “effective masterpoints” they want, as long as it's above the actual number. Then arranging brackets is as simple as sorting on “effective masterpoints” which is no more difficult than sorting on “actual masterpoints”
Jan. 5, 2018
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The companion hand is https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-40usnm2hhi/ I guess I can take some comfort in the fact that the BW plurality didn't get to the cold 6NT either.
Jan. 1, 2018
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It would make all my bidding a lot easier if I was allowed to see partner's hand!
Dec. 27, 2017
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Not discussed, so I'm assuming 12-14, and if it has a 4 card major then presumably it is some combination of low cards and/or 4333 shape.
Dec. 23, 2017
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One technique you can use to avoid “cherry picking” and to allow yourself to “state a hypothesis” is to take a big pile of hands in which you suspect cheating. Take HALF of them, do whatever analysis you want on the first half, and then propose a hypothesis, and then see if that hypothesis holds water on the other half. It takes some discipline to do this well (it's very tempting to find your hypothesis fails on the second half and then “tweak it” based on the way it failed on the second half…)
Dec. 16, 2017
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Is there an advantage to this system over Lavinthal discards?
Dec. 10, 2017
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I played Gazzilli for a while, and concluded that it is a win in bidding. But then we realized that Gazzilli auctions were a lot like Precision auctions, and if you have the appetite for memory-heavy systems, why not just play Precision?
Dec. 10, 2017
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What if the diamond finesse loses and a diamond comes back?
Dec. 8, 2017
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I could make this double with an ace less, and Partner had to cater for that possibility.
Dec. 6, 2017
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What were you planning on doing if Pard had bid 3?
Dec. 5, 2017
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