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Peter Jan Plooy
Peter Jan Plooy
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Member Since
Sept. 29, 2015
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Club
about me

I am a civil engineer by profession, living in Breda (NL). Started playing bridge relatively late, about the age of 26. Been member of the same club in Delft since 26 years.

Middle level club player (Hoofdklasse, for you Dutchies).


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DBC, Delft, the Netherlands
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Robot meltdown
Barry, if that is the intention, there really is a bug. Because it doesn't work like that on my laptop. Just Play Bridge is also Best Hand and Human Declares. Every time, without exception. And I must have played 1000 hands by now. Period. (To quote the Spiceman.)
Robot meltdown
Ah, right, that makes sense. I was too focused on West's pass, as the issue for this post.
The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
John, that's a lot of negatives in your last sentence.
Robot meltdown
And what about Human Declares for Just Play Bridge? Also independent of client?
Robot meltdown
I just checked it again. If I choose Just Play Bridge, Best Hand is not the setting on my android. Also, I don't get to play N's contracts. Both settings are different on my laptop.
We switched to reverse about 12 years ago. In my head I still have to do the 'reversal' of the count every time... Not for the reverse attitude though; I wonder why that is.
Percentage of Blame
Switch S's 's and 's, and the 's are dead in the water after a lead. Or another lead with A over the K. Is that highly unlikely? They need only 6 hcp for their bid. Can be all manner of Q's and J ...
The problems of over-alerting
The "special alert" reminds me of the fact that in the movies FBI agents are always "special agent". Which makes me wonder if there are any "ordinary agents" out there. Similar with the senior correspondents on CNN. They never show junior correspondents.
Robot meltdown
This rule only applies for the web version of BBO, not for the app I have on my phone. Another (irritating) difference is that in the app I will be dummy when N is declarer. So I can have the 'pleasure' of watching four robots play bridge :(
Percentage of Blame
An aspect that has not been mentioned yet: this weak 5c might well be useless in a NT contract, because even after it is developed there may not be a side entry. A potential difference of 2 tricks between a NT and a contract. (Not in this case ...

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