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All comments by Emily Middleton
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You would expect partner to go on with clubs but nothing in hearts?
Jan. 16
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4 bidders - what are doing when partner bids 4?
Jan. 16
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Very close between the top 3 going into the last session! .
Michael Byrne and Kieran Dyke 87.75
Jeffrey Allerton and Chris Jagger 84.00
David Bakhshi and Artur Malinowski 77.87
Jan. 15
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Interesting to see the discussion on pairs vs. teams trials. The trials for the ladies team, unlike the open, will be teams. I wouldn't expect thee pool there to be any wider?
Jan. 15
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Thanks Richard. So the majority disagree with my initial choice of opening but having done so almost everyone passes, as I did. Perhaps I should poll partner's final pass too (though I did fix her somewhat with my slow pass) - holding Kxxxxx x Ax Qxxx.
Jan. 11
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I passed, though not in tempo, and partner wanted to come in but felt she couldn't. It was the vulnerability that put me off bidding.
Jan. 10
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Yes, it was a hand from last night's sims, but vulnerability was definitely EW. They did say that boards 20 and 21 were to be removed as there had been a dealing problem, so I guess that was it (good thing this board didn't count for us really!).
Jan. 10
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Eggheads was good fun, though I didn't contribute much to our success!
Nick has been on just about every British quiz show going, most recently countdown. Though not pointless (we applied but have sadly heard nothing)
Jan. 10
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I'm entering the ladies trials at the end of the month so that's the first goal.
A resolution is to play less weekend bridge so I'm not away from my son.
I feel these two are somewhat at odds.
Jan. 1
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Is this the same Hongji Wei that won gold for China in both the teams and pairs at the 2015 worlds?
Dec. 30, 2017
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In that case I think we are in agreement :-)
Some local clubs seem to insist on several years of lessons before even being allowed to a normal club duplicate - I don't see many juniors sticking that out!
Dec. 29, 2017
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“because the 1025th place is 5 it is easy to remember.” this statement smacked of arrogance to me. This trait does seem common in bridge players (no comment on you John!)… but is it a help or a hindrance?
Dec. 29, 2017
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I learnt to play at university at 18, and joined the training program maybe a year later, and still considered myself a beginner. The statement “recently started playing bridge” suggested to me they weren't expecting the national program to teach from scratch, but maybe I've misinterpreted.
Dec. 29, 2017
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Why not? They are still a junior for another 9 years so you should get return on your investment. I've known several juniors good enough for national teams after only a year or two. IIRC Laura Dekkers played in the adult team about 3 years after learning.

I'm very grateful to have been part of the national training program - I may not have continued playing after university otherwise.
Dec. 29, 2017
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None of these sound like me at 16 (none obviously girls for a start!) Maths star probably closest, though I'd never heard of olympiad and still don't know what a college board is (perhaps a difference in schooling/country?). I'm hovering between chess and maths.
Dec. 29, 2017
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Ok: (slightly different numbers as I've added the latest files and removed goulash)

4-4:
Both made: 1208
Both off: 421
4M made: 496
3N made: 492

5-3:
Both made: 2492
Both off: 660
4M made: 592
3N made: 868

All trump distributions:

Both made: 9509
5-3: 2492
4-4: 1208
6-2: 1059
5-2: 928
4-3: 791
5-4: 543
6-1: 486
6-3: 421
< 6 trumps: 312
4-2: 218
3-3: 156
7-1: 137
6-4: 106
7-2: 101
5-1: 84
5-5: 70
7-3: 60
6-0: 23
7-0: 22
6-5: 13
8-1: 11
7-4: 6
8-2: 5
8-3: 1

Both off: 3516
5-3: 660
4-3: 451
5-2: 429
4-4: 421
6-2: 317
5-4: 260
6-1: 199
6-3: 164
< 6 trumps: 83
7-2: 68
4-2: 64
7-1: 62
6-4: 44
3-3: 43
5-1: 43
5-5: 37
6-0: 30
7-0: 26
7-3: 14
8-1: 11
8-0: 4
6-5: 3
8-2: 1

4M made, 3NT off: 2810
5-3: 592
4-4: 396
6-2: 281
4-3: 254
5-4: 238
5-2: 228
6-3: 144
6-1: 130
< 6 trumps: 108
4-2: 65
3-3: 63
7-1: 44
7-2: 44
5-1: 36
6-4: 34
5-5: 33
7-3: 23
6-0: 10
7-0: 8
7-4: 4
6-5: 3
8-1: 2
8-2: 2
8-0: 2
7-5: 1

3NT made, 4M off: 4505
5-3: 868
4-3: 562
5-2: 542
4-4: 492
5-4: 307
6-2: 294
6-1: 241
6-3: 220
< 6 trumps: 194
4-2: 139
5-1: 92
3-3: 81
7-2: 79
7-1: 76
6-4: 59
6-0: 36
7-3: 28
7-0: 25
5-5: 23
8-1: 18
8-0: 8
6-5: 6
8-2: 3
7-4: 3
9-0: 1
8-3: 1
Nov. 17, 2017
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I have a life, I'll be spending ~12 hours this weekend playing in-person bridge!

Wait, you didn't mean that did you ;-)
Nov. 14, 2017
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There are also a few Zia goulash events (science vs nature and individual) and a youth goulash (bet that was fun!)

Without these, and a few other bogus ones such as the 12-1-1-1, we have the following:

10-3-0-0: 8
10-1-1-1: 10
10-2-1-0: 25
9-4-0-0: 37
8-5-0-0: 77
7-6-0-0: 137
9-2-2-0: 224
9-3-1-0: 272
9-2-1-1: 394
8-4-1-0: 1062
6-6-1-0: 1743
8-3-2-0: 2566
7-5-1-0: 2613
8-3-1-1: 2689
8-2-2-1: 4665
7-3-3-0: 6235
7-4-2-0: 8695
7-4-1-1: 9570
7-2-2-2: 12118
6-5-2-0: 15176
6-5-1-1: 16965
5-5-3-0: 21100
5-4-4-0: 29462
6-4-3-0: 31274
7-3-2-1: 44252
4-4-4-1: 70445
5-5-2-1: 75179
6-3-3-1: 81217
6-4-2-1: 111026
6-3-2-2: 133339
4-3-3-3: 247026
5-4-2-2: 250197
5-4-3-1: 304646
5-3-3-2: 365661
4-4-3-2: 507207

And some examples for the uncommon ones:

10-3-0-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=13243 (Board 32, W)
10-1-1-1: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=10464 (Board 18, W)
10-2-1-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=1015 (Board 14, N)
9-4-0-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=1110 (Board 8, E)
8-5-0-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=12000 (Board 15, N)
7-6-0-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=10168 (Board 25, S)
9-2-2-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=10019 (Board 6, W)
9-3-1-0: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=1003 (Board 9, S)
9-2-1-1: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=10058 (Board 9, S)
Nov. 14, 2017
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This includes all jumps including limit raises and 2+ level opening bids.

In the first 8 boards yesterday, against the opponent that prompted this comment, we had the stop card out 6 times:
1-1-1N- STOP 3N
1-1- STOP 4-4N-5-5N-6- STOP 7
1N-2-2- STOP 4
STOP 2N…
1-STOP 2N…

Perhaps if you're playing a precision-style system with more relays there would be fewer jumps?
Nov. 13, 2017
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There are 9,513 boards attributed to a player named “Gold”. Some of them may not be David!
Nov. 13, 2017
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