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Thanks for posting.
Nov. 20, 2018
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No preference. With one partner I play Capp plus a Woolsey double against strong NT.
Sept. 27, 2018
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Thanks for posting.

This article needs a movie to follow the play:

http://bridge-hand-player.appspot.com/
Sept. 17, 2018
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It turns out that the crisscross squeeze can be broken up. West wins the 9 and shifts to diamonds or spades.

But 5NT can still be made. Win the second heart and run clubs. East has to discard both his remaining hearts or be squeezed. Then you unblock spades and diamonds and throw East in with the third round of one suit to lead into the other KJ.
Sept. 17, 2018
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The dealer was wrong in the auction, only on the first page, I corrected it after seeing Dave G's comment.
Sept. 16, 2018
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Thanks, fixed.
Sept. 15, 2018
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It's robot bridge!
Sept. 15, 2018
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I admire the 7 bidders. All you need to have a decent play for 7 is six hearts to nothing and out. Even 5 hearts to the J makes for a pretty good grand.

I had the companion hand and when I picked it up it was QTxx J9xxx Kx xx. The contract ended up being 6 and the hand morphed into QTxxxx J9xxx Kx -. 7 was almost cold, needing only a non 6-0 split in trumps. 7 is not as good but does make as the cards lie.
Sept. 12, 2018
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The demographic cliff is still a few years away. The ACBL will market the game to retiring baby boomers and that will work for a while, since someone born in 1955 (the middle year of the baby boom) is only turning 63 this year.

We will first see a declining standard of play at the A and B level as those players die off, to be replaced by C players. I think this is becoming evident now with the popularity of the Gold Rush events compared to the more challenging A/X pairs.

But eventually we will get to where younger players (age 50 or so and younger) grew up with video games instead of card games. It will be a lot harder to market the game to them, especially since the learning curve is steep and those generations are used to instant gratification.

Someone who is 50 now will be retiring in 15 or so years. ACBL has about that long to figure out how to reconfigure itself to a lot smaller membership.
Sept. 5, 2018
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Done. 48 sessions played, 24.19 masterpoints. Taking a break now. :)
Sept. 2, 2018
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I'll be in the minority and give equal blame.

North should bid something besides 3 (4 comes to mind, but Richard's 3 works well here).

South should bid game over the actual 3 bid. The K and Q look like good cards and there looks to be short clubs in the North hand.
Aug. 28, 2018
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The plan is to broadcast two sessions, then take a short break, rinse and repeat.
Aug. 23, 2018
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U.S. Central time, which is currently GMT-5.
Aug. 23, 2018
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Okay, thanks for the feedback.
Aug. 13, 2018
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Hehe , let me edit that. :)
Aug. 13, 2018
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Regarding time of day, I can confirm that scores for the normal robot games tend to be higher in the morning. I have tracked this fairly carefully over the last year.

But I have also noticed that hands I played in the morning in this weekend's practice tournament are replayed many more times over the course of the day.

Your observation may not be applicable to the championship tournament.
July 22, 2018
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In the robot games, Fuzzy's (Michal's) method's -are- down the middle. I would classify Sam's methods as “slightly aggressive.”. :)

Thanks for posting, Sam.
July 22, 2018
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IT'S ROBOT FIGHTING TIME!
(monday)
July 19, 2018
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http://web2.acbl.org/codification/MPBOOK.pdf

Bottom of page 17.

The “based on” is true for team events (bracketed KO and RR, flighted Swiss, etc) as well as for pair events.
June 29, 2018
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Stratiflighted is a combination of stratified and flighted. Typically, the A players play in their own game, and B and lower together in their own game.

In a stratified game, all players are in the same game and A players can play against C players.

I think the answer to your other question is “ACBL pair games”.
June 29, 2018
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