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Joe Stokes
Joe Stokes
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 6, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Bjerkan - Pollack
Strong Club
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Takeout or Penalty/Cards #1
If takeout=responsive, this poll may be (close to) unanimous. I can't imagine not playing this double as responsive.
Convention Chart Revisions
maybe "showing spades and any other suit..." would help clarify
Toronto NABC Follow-up
Good information, nice tone. Thanks. Good luck.
A video on Toronto NABC
I missed this the first time; thanks Ron and Ai-Tai. Very well done piece and great publicity for the game.
Matt Smith Promotion
Congratulations, Matt. Well deserved. I'll echo Steve's comment that Matt's the best at restoring calm rationality in a potentially-explosive situation.
First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey!
I think that is correct in ACBL events, unless I am out of date (nah, couldn't happen). One cannot bar kibitzers from his/her table, but each player may bar one specific kibitzer without cause. (Probably are some interesting stories that led to that rule.)
Grand National Slams
Thanks, Oren. Fun to see these hands again. Great writing as usual. GL to you all in Toronto.
E-mail To Pinky About 2W-NMF
I was suggesting that 2 followed by 2 can show 5 hearts (or 6 weak) in an unbalanced or semi-balanced hand, with 2 followed ny 2NT showing 5-3-3-2 invitational. Sorry I wasn't clearer.
E-mail To Pinky About 2W-NMF
another option is for the slower route to 2NT to promise 5 in responder's major; with only 4, bid 2NT over 1NT (assuming that is not the way to get out in 3).
Article about AI vs. Humans
And now the article has a correction: (July 11, 4:10 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that artificial intelligence was better at bridge than the best human players of the game. That reference has been removed; the best humans are still better than the best ...

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