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And what rights are those, Steve? The right to introduce carcinogenic fumes into the air that the rest of us have to breathe? Is that the “right” you are defending?
Feb. 25, 2016
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If you had ever played on okbridge and knew the horrible behavior (cheating, extreme rudeness, and elitism/arrogance) related to the rating system, you would thank Fred with all your heart for refusing to have one.
Feb. 15, 2016
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You can get an estimate of someone's skill much better from the actual scores in myhands on bbo.
Feb. 15, 2016
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I believe that BBO cut him off from the data a couple of years ago. My impression was that it violated the “no rating system” rules of BBO.

It's been abandoned for a long time, except that some ignorant people still go there and give the guy some advertising income.

Even when it was active, it wasn't helpful, it was a joke. The “scores” were so far off of the myhands data that some of us forced the guy to remove us entirely.

Feb. 14, 2016
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Of course cost is a deterrent, it's probably the only deterrent. If the magazine cost 1/4 as much, everyone would subscribe. Even if it cost 1/2 as much, many would, maybe even me.

At the current price, it's simply not worth what you can get in other ways for less. An online edition from which you could save articles that you wanted to keep, at 1/4 the price, would probably get huge numbers of subscribers.
Jan. 23, 2016
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Don't be ridiculous, the Law is very clear:

“….. except when declarer’s different intention is incontrovertible ….”

which it obviously would be if declarer knew the situation.

The director should determine which heart declarer meant to play and assuming s/he says the Q, decide if it is reasonable that s/he knew the J was still out.

If so, the Q is played.

Jan. 23, 2016
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Won't be that long until they'll need a boat.
Jan. 13, 2016
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I believe you'll find that the “above 3N” rule doesn't apply until opener's second bid.
Dec. 29, 2015
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Can I just have a simple laptop in a different room from my partner?
Dec. 16, 2015
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Jeff, I'm sure you aren't asking that question for information, but since you bothered to post such a silly question, I'll answer it.

When this was first permitted, I'd guess 20-25 years ago, there was a big flap about the UI aspect. As a result, the rule became that NBO's could allow or forbid it. The ACBL chose to allow it, and made clear at that time that it was always or never. I believe in world level tournaments it was not allowed.

I have no idea if any of that has changed recently. I think like many such rules, one learns them by word of mouth or by accidently violating them. There is rarely any penalty for it even if the opponents bother to call the director, just an explanation so you won't violate it again.
Dec. 13, 2015
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I'm pretty sure that (at least in ACBL-land) defenders must always ask or never ask.
Dec. 13, 2015
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Yeah, Al, and all those kinds of idiocies send me back to … Let's use electronics and eliminate all this!
Dec. 12, 2015
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This is something I thought of during the Reisinger, and when I saw this thread, exactly what I came here to suggest, but I see that Kit has beaten me to it. This makes total sense to me and shouldn't be any hardship on anyone.
Dec. 12, 2015
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Sorry, David, but it was originally a “tinker's dam”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinker

It was later adapted to tinker's damn, probably by people who heard it and thought it was a curse, and thus as the profession of tinker has disappeared, the term has entered the language the latter way.
Dec. 11, 2015
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I was the standby one day at our local club years ago, and a person came in who had purchased a set of bridge lessons on a charity auction.

She decided she should try the game before the lessons started, and she had watched people playing bridge just once in her life, so she came to play.

On our convention card, I wrote in very large letters “SOP”.

When asked what that meant, I explained it meant “Seat of Our Pants”, and that our entire system agreements consisted of bidding until we thought we were high enough and then Passing.

True story, and we came in second to last. She went on to take her lessons and become a fairly decent player.
Dec. 11, 2015
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John! If only everyone would do that!
Dec. 11, 2015
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You guys are welcome to play against me for money if you will promise to use this tactic.
Dec. 10, 2015
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I've played thousands of TTR games and I cannot recall one single time where that mattered in the least. It's downright stupid to play a loco when you have the color card.

In bridge, there are times to be deceptive playing the A instead of the Q or the K instead of the J to tempt another finesse, but NEVER the A instead of the 5, which is far more equivalent to the loco instead of color card.
Dec. 10, 2015
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Why on earth would anyone play a loco when they had a card of the color they needed? If a trick in bridge goes 2 3 4 to you, would you win with the A to convince the opponents you didn't have the 5?
Dec. 9, 2015
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I've played thousands of TTR, Carcassone, Settlers, Acquire, and some others online as well as on a physical board.

Playing such games online is so much better, because you don't have to go through all the mechanics of handing out resources/cards, physically placing the pieces while trying not to knock over the ones already there, handling and sorting all the cards, and 15 minutes of scoring at the end.

Just like in online bridge, where you can't revoke, bid insufficiently, lead out of turn, etc, having the mechanics handled automatically allows you to concentrate on the game itself!
Dec. 9, 2015
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