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Allan Simon
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In The Well: Ralph Katz
I have a vague memory of an incident where a committee changed a result while your team was having dinner. What exactly happened?
Age - JUST a Number!
My last words might be 'one down'
The Diamond Race
So your opening bid was a misclick, okay. Did your partner misclick too??
What should the selectors do?
Define the process BEFORE the Euros, not after
The Death of Teams
Let's say there are two events, a pairs game and a Swiss. Both are identical in every respect: they are two sessions, 20 tables each, same MP restrictions and same strength of field. It makes total sense to me that winning the pairs game should pay double the points ...
Eric Murray 1928-2018
Interesting comment. I must say I was disappointed, because the book tells us very little about their lives and personalities. Were they married? Did they have families? What kind of work did they do? Of course I knew Eric was a lawyer, but it comes as news that he was ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
But these other possibilities are irrelevant since the hand is then unmakeable. Only QJ9 and Q9 need to be considered
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
If Pepsi hadn't found the trump lead, the whole discussion would be moot
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
I thought of that, but the odds are worse. However a clear improvement on my line is to cash the heart AK early, in case the Queen drops doubleton.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
We all know the winning double-dummy line. But I would think your best chance probability-wise is trumps 2-2 plus bringing down QJx of diamonds in either hand. So two rounds of spades ending in your hand, AK of diamonds, diamond ruff, club ruff.
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