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Your math is off.
July 16
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In a 12-board tournament with hundreds of participants where only the top 3 finishers win something, it is poor strategy to play “down the middle” and hope to win on your somewhat superior judgement and card play.
July 14
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GIB N: beep beep :(

GIB W: BEEP beep bee-eep!

GIB E: LOL
July 14
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Who choose this team and why?
June 28
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Who said what? After dummy appeared, did partner ask more questions? What did he think that was going on?
June 26
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Don't duck twice.

B. Dylan
June 21
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I have never played 0314, and have never had a partner suggesting it. Although there are two Dutch players well known for preferring 0314 over 1430, for all practical purposes 0314 doesn't really exist here. 0314 also never came up with any of my North American partners, do people really play this convention?

I did play kickback for a few years but like MR I became a bit afraid of it. Fortunately the convention is very rare in the Netherlands, so I do not have to overcome my fears.
June 9
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You can ask how to play it, and you can ask how to spell it, but you can't seriously ask what it is good for, that is ridiculous.
June 9
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The story was so much better before Henk posted.
June 9
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Over here we don't find anything to complain about in Patrick's posts.
June 6
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This kind of worst card ever played has become routine for GIB.
June 3
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Everybody will understand the argument for giving attitude. But there is also a clear argument for giving count: if partner can read it, count is clearly better, as distinguishing 3 from 4 may be important. The problem is of course that partner may not be able to read it.

Stating that one way or the other is insane without giving an argument seems useless to me.

For the record, I strongly prefer attitude.
May 19
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Why?
May 18
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Watching the interview gives you the impression that you are there with them, in bed with Hampson. Strange, but unexpectedly comfortable.
May 10
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Unfortunately the names weren't removed from the scorecards, so I had no opportunity to test whether I would be able to guess which was open and which was women. Of course even without the names the bidding systems could be giveaways, but it would be interested to see whether one could guess right by accuracy and style alone.


On board 1 Shi had a trick 1 guess to beat the contract and misguessed. Seems difficult to get this right! The 4S bid by Tornay doesn't look good to me, as opener could easily be 1-3-6-3.

Board 2 Lall overcalled 2S over a nebulous 1D on JT98xx x Txx Jxx, all white, a call not duplicated at the other tables. I wouldn't have been sure whether this was open or women.

Board 3 On a more or less contructive auction, Tornay and Bernstein played in 3C with a combined 27-count. I probably would have guessed right after 3 boards.
May 9
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A different title to this thread might have been “team trials - where are the women?”.

In several European countries the main open events are contended (and sometimes won) by female players, and female players have recently played on the English, German and Dutch team (and perhaps others too?). This would currently be unimaginable in the US, a regretful situation.
May 8
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I would vote for the strongest bridge being shown the most.

Not having seen enough of these tournaments I cannot compare the level, but generally the level at open events is higher than the level of restricted events.
May 8
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This was very nice to read Sam, if you are allowed to post a link to the full interview it would be greatly appreciated.
May 8
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It is possible that partner would bid more with 6 spades. It is also possible that they do not open 1D with that shape.
May 3
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Very nice interview. I would have found it interesting to know a little more about their system.
May 3
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