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You don't even know the bidding for what its worth, a double of 2 was not alerted, but it doesn't appear in the diagram.
2 hours ago
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We got Brisca in Spain, which I bet used to be the same game, also the threes are ranked between Ace and King. However I never heard of signals here, mostly because the game is usually played individually.

We have a betting game called Mus, that has more similarities to poker than any trick game, and it is played in pairs, there we got a set of signals using lips teeth and eyebrows.
18 hours ago
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Ok Craig, maybe this is better:

“Since you were brave enough to double me, I assumed others would be doubling lesser declarers”
19 hours ago
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2NT = guess what I mean partner!

3 = 2 can play this game, we are a partnership after all!
19 hours ago
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4 forces partner to bid over 4 most of the time, how can it be a decent contract now?
21 hours ago
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The best answer is to tell him you made the mistake of assuming his double was a reasonable action, and therefore you wanted to outscore other players in 4 doubled.
Oct. 14
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I checked further and RFID packs of cards actually exist for poker, although quite expensive at first look. Found this website: https://fadedspade.com/cards/rfid-faded-spade-playing-card-set
Oct. 13
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One alternative I've been thinking of lately is to use RFID technology on cards, I am not an expert on the tech, so not sure if it would be really possible, but the idea is to attach an RFID chip to each card and deploy detectors on the table to know when a card is being played. that would record all games (even without screens), but you could as well set up tablets to see partner's plays, and hide him from your sight at high level.

It would also help on recording hand-shuffled deals if that is ever an issue.

Most important, people who need to play real cards would get to play cards! (perhaps slightly thicker than normal, but I don't think it would be noticeable)
Oct. 13
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I also supported the idea of trying to get bridge into the Olympics, because I saw the Olympics as the values they preached: honesty, ethics, teamwork, overcomming diffuclties… that kind of stuff.

Now I see Olympics as for what they really are, a lot of politics where money talks.

Congratulations on your victory, not only are you a world champion, but in some years when you remember this moment, you will be able to sing and quote Frank Sinatra, because you did it your way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onWf4_yl-pY
Oct. 11
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When you have a heart stack with spade shortness you don't have alternative with your method, you can't double 3 when partner has already bid 3.
Oct. 11
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You assume that Belladona would know the underlead doesn't work, but I don't see how he shall know partner doesn't have AJ10 unless they were able to signal 10s in which case Avarelli would get that signal.
Oct. 7
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You surely mean Jxx in diamonds, I am sure that Helgemo would know partner tendencies to hide things for declarer and make it easy for partner if he was partnering Helness, but here he is playing with a non regular partner, also note that Larsson had no chance of making a single discard yet, she had a chance to play J from J109 though which she didn't and had a chance to give count in the minors.
Are her signals to be trusted against a slam?, Helgemo would surely know if he partnered her 2000 deals a year, but it wouldn't surprise me that he had some doubt this time, at least enough doubt to pitch a heart, since it doesn't spare declarer from making a guess anyway.
Oct. 6
Gonzalo Goded edited this comment Oct. 6
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There are many possible explanations of the plays, and not all of them have to be really perfect plays.

One that wasn't mentioned yet is that declarer could have AKJ8, and then discarding Q is an inmediate failure.
Oct. 6
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If I was to pick, I would rather play with a mouse, and I would drag and drop both bids and play, that would reduce missclicks the maximum in my case
Oct. 6
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It has to do with being in known ground. Playing game is something you use to do, while you don't nearly have as much experience in slams.

Also many succesful players in bridge winners are used to bid game after game no matter what and think it is a winning strategy, no matter how much you tell them that this time it is a break even situation, they will not believe you.

i didn't vote on the slam poll because it seemed redundant with the game poll if I was to accept your premise
Oct. 5
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Thank you, edited
Oct. 5
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Hearthstone is a card game as well, one with a lot more players and money, they haven't ever dealt a card you could touch, ever.
Oct. 5
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I applaud the initiative, we have all our opinions but the real thing is that untill we do some testing they mean nothing.
Oct. 5
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Kerry: It is not about who is going to be declarer on this hand, it is about how many hands will be played afterwards
Oct. 3
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They have accepted an invitation so our MPs and IMPs goals are almost the same.
Oct. 3
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