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The hand where Martel played in 4 after Fleisher's balanced-13 double: Chip bid only 3 (as a passed hand), not 4; he was raised to 4 without further opposition bidding.
Aug. 24
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Steve and David do a good job of describing my thoughts: slightly (but not significantly) irritated by simple details of other results; positively desirous of commentary on why differences occurred.
May 4
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I echo the enjoyment of playing Marsha and David - I just didn't realise that they were your family :). David & I have crossed paths many, many times at boardgaming tournaments, and I think he may be more serious there than at the bridge table…
Sept. 23, 2016
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Thanks for doing this.

When you returned to serious play, what was most effective in rapidly returning to a high level of play? What did *not* work? How do you choose to focus the limited time that you currently have to improve/develop/maintain your level?
Sept. 23, 2016
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Or use the direct vugraph link, which allows multiple tabs likewise: http://www.bridgebase.com/client/vugraph.php
Sept. 15, 2016
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80 days; Carcassonne; Skyview; The Room. All take advantage of mobile device capabilities and are clearly designed for the platform. I think that the BBO app is actually a poor example - it pales beside the web version, and I echo the comment on ads taking large amounts of real estate.
July 14, 2016
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http://www.pro-bridge.co.uk/home.asp looks as though it is aiming to do this within the UK; I expect that a similar US-based service would be valuable to many.
Aug. 29, 2015
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Et tu, David? In which case I fear I shall have to cease writing haranguing letters to NPR (a practice confined to the interior of my head) regarding matters such as the use of ‘forums’ rather than ‘fora.’ (More commonly, ‘stadiums.’ And I lament still the passing of ‘pled’ where now one hears “he pleaded not guilty to cheating.”)

{I snark not; rather, my regard for the esteemed Mr. Burn is, genuinely, such that I fear I must find myself on the wrong side of etymological history. Data are yet plural, though, dammit.}

Obligatory Bridge: the point has been made previously that the most difficult part of cheating may, perhaps, be inviting one's partner to do so. Is there any merit in a system of forced partnership changes? Obvious harm would befall honest long-term partnerships, but it might have the side benefits of reducing UI from such long familiarity and reducing likely system complexity (hence increasing spectator ability to follow bidding).
Aug. 26, 2015
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David Burn asks whether anyone who ruled ‘making 7’ would change their ruling if declarer had actually called for ♦2 from the dummy. If the card is played and one of E/W accepts it then yes, I would change my ruling: I consider them to be legally entitled to win the trick under that circumstance.
July 17, 2015
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April 7, 2015
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OK, OK, how do I *like* the infinity symbol?
Aug. 5, 2014
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If nothing else, l'affaire de normalement has permitted us - hoi BW polloi - to enjoy both the discussion and the series of quotations; my thanks for the Lehrer :).
July 28, 2014
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It seems possible that you missed this follow-up above, so to further boost your reply-count..

I don't really expect you to name ‘good teaching pros’ - although it would be great! - but perhaps a list of the top few books you'd be recommending in such a case ? Thanks again :).
June 13, 2014
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Thanks. I don't really expect you to name ‘good teaching pros’ - although it would be great! - but perhaps a list of the top few books you'd be recommending in such a case? Thanks again :).
June 12, 2014
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Say that on a cruise you encounter someone whom you think has potential to be very good, and they have an interest in aiming at expert level. What advice do you/would you give them on how best to proceed? (And thanks for doing this - The Well is a fabulous and generous resource!)
June 12, 2014
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Seconding the high value of this: the atmosphere both of player-comments and commentators was splendid fun, and the level of insight very high. [I *really* liked the ability of players to comment to the kibitzers. Thanks, everyone.
June 9, 2014
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Not quite three straight - there's a gap in 2012 - but nonetheless remarkable, agreed :).
May 17, 2014
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I was really hoping for a report like this one; thanks, Eugene.
May 16, 2014
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Surely that should be ‘in quarantine’?
April 19, 2014
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Not only that - they have a McNay! :-)
April 19, 2014
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