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All comments by Jordan Lampe
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@Ray - that works too. Like Poker you can choose to join the high stakes table or the low stakes table and nobody really cares. We could set it up so that everyone can choose from the “3 * number of teams gold points” bracket, the “2 * number of teams” bracket, or the “1.5 * number of teams” bracket.
July 9
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It's all really rather simple. Every team puts down their bracketing master points on their form, which must be greater or equal than the actual number of master points.

The complaint I hear from this is that sometimes some other team gets put into a lower bracket than they wanted because they got bumped by the want-to-play-higher team.

But I'm not sympathetic. That “other team” can ALSO write a larger number of bracketing master points on their form next time.

You might say this will cause a race to infinity, where everyone writes infinity (or “TOP”) on their form. Well, first of all, since most teams don't want to play any higher than they have to, I am not sure this is really a problem. But more importantly, we already have that problem today: What do you do if you have a 4 round KO and 17 teams all want to be in TOP?
July 9
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There may be a case for it, but so far 94% of voters didn't.
July 3
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Here is the companion hand: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-8q9k1plsmd/ The 2 majority is missing a cold 4.
July 3
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I feel like you led the witness
July 2
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2 is also a viable choice. Should show 6 blah blah blah but still.
July 2
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I'm surprised the term “logical alternatives” hasn't been mentioned yet.
June 26
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How does advancer show the canonical balanced 8 count with a spade stopper or two?
June 25
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So what happens if one player thinks continuation makes sense and the other doesn't?
June 21
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My rule is that if we've bid a natural NT on the 2nd or later call, then all doubles are for penalty. Maybe not optimal, but at least I'll know what it means if this auction ever comes up.
June 18
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All the double-dummy solvers basically use an alpha-beta min-max approach.
June 14
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There was no alert, so we presume it has the standard meaning, just like at the bridge table.
June 11
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Gregory, doesn't that agreement end up wrong-siding 3NT?
June 11
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If I Smith from an original KJx and Partner “will play the Queen next”, then won't that block the suit?
June 10
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Why can't you start 2, and if you get 3 back, go to 3NT suggesting that spades may not be the best spot?
June 10
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What is a “long trail bid” (the 3 bid in the declarer play diagram on page 4)?
June 7
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Right, LHO believes declarer has 15-17, and if Pard has the A then declarer must have the J so leading a spade just sets up two tricks for declarer.
June 5
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Qx is a pretty good holding opposite a partner who has a lot of spades and slam interest.
June 5
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No, South had a very light 55 minors hand (-/xxx/AQJxx/JT9xx if I recall correctly) which overcalled 2NT at the other table and got NS to 5 making +640 (vs our -140 for defending 3), when the opponents didn't cash their two heart winners in time. In the postmortem, someone suggested North has a call over 3 and my thoughts were GTFO but I had to make sure.
June 4
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