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Well done Allen….you are still our Canadian boy.
March 21, 2016
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Well done J Allan
Dec. 1, 2015
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Well done Team Schwartz.
March 23, 2015
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Hi Josh, thanks for the article. As always, very interesting.
A quick question…..on board 1 the auction began 1 NT 2NT,,,3D. Did 3D say I like my hand for Diamonds while 3C would be the opposite?

Thanks
Feb. 10, 2015
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Good point Jean-Christophe
Jan. 6, 2015
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Now that's interesting Michael. Thanks I'll mull that over.
Jan. 2, 2015
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Thanks Nat
Interesting point about Roy Welland. I often spend time on bridge archive.com, usually paying most of my attention to the bidding. I suspect that I could have taken a bid from there and used it instead of the one from my own experience and I would have received many of the same comments. It just shows that this is not a cut and dried subject.
Jan. 2, 2015
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Thanks for lobbing one over into my side Scott. It's getting a tad lonely over here.

Peter
Jan. 2, 2015
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Thank you Connie.
Jan. 1, 2015
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Thanks for the reply Andrew. I'm sorry that you will not play with me. I'm an extremely nice guy, an extremely nice partner and of lesser important, I can play.

But wait, there are lots of players who voted in the “I will occasionally make a bid like this”. Maybe they'd like to play sometime.

Seriously Andrew? Maybe I'm wrong and if so I appologize, but it's almost like you are attacking me. At least that seems to be the tone if not part of the content of your response.

As an example…. “I would never play with you knowing you regularly bid like that” That may be the case my friend, but it's not particularly helpful.




Jan. 1, 2015
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Hi Michael, thanks for the info. I appreciate you taking the time to look this up.
When I “committed” the 3 Heart preempt I was not playing with a regular partner. I have no agreements with my regular partner around this situation as it's the first time I've made such a bid.
I'm not very familiar with rules and regulations concerning bridge. I simply try to be as ethical as I can possibly be. I think it's really, really import

As for future 5card adventures into the 3 level I'm likely done. This is a tough crowd here. As you may have noticed they beat me up pretty bad!
Just kidding. I learned lots.

Thanks again
Dec. 31, 2014
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Hi there Jay
If I make a bid like this once every month or two, once every twenty sessions…I don't know, something like that, I seriously doubt that my partner is going to stop trusting me. Within the same time line I'm sure that my partner gives me the wrong count upon occasion and I still trust him or her even if it leads to a poor result.
As for…bidding randomly for the sake of bidding randomly I agree that's not bridge. Maybe I didn't do the best job of writing this up. The last thing that I wanted to do is give the impression that I like to bid randomly for the sake of bidding randomly. I made a serious attempt to achieve a good score. Then I decided to bring it to Bridge Winners. I would never waste the time of this community on a randomly bid.
Dec. 31, 2014
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Hi Lynn.
I guess that I didn't see my bid as “seriously off-center” I suspect that had I AKQ10xx….one more Heart…then it would get more sympathy. Not that I don't recognize the value of a sixth card. I admit it could be huge in many scenarios.
Dec. 31, 2014
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Good point Kevin. I'll take it under consideration.
Dec. 30, 2014
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What I'm trying to convey is as follows….and please bear with me as, believe it or not, I'm trying my best to be clear.
The odds of my bid producing a good result at any one particular time are not likely lying in my favour. At least that would be my guess. However, I don't think that the odds are that skewed against me. I think there might be lots of situations where this could present a positive result. But again I know that at any one time the odds are probably against me. But maybe, and here is the crux of the matter, maybe my making the occasional bid such as this will make the opponents somewhat leary about my bidding on future hands. That being a good thing, yes? And, voila, my anti percentage foray is perhaps now a percentage maneuver due to the down the road effect.

Is that not somewhat of what goes on with that Zia guy? I hope I spelled his name correctly.
And yes I know that I'm not him. However, I would like to be recognized among my peers as a tough person to play against and surely learning how to introduce a bit of doubt can't be all that bad.

And finally, thanks Kit. I suspect you are a busy man.
Dec. 30, 2014
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Thanks for the feedback Robin. And ditto for everyone else who answered. It's much appreciated
Unfortunately I suspect that I didn't get things worded properly. I know full well that bidding three Hearts is not a percentage action. My question was, “ is it occasionally worth gambling, for lack of a better word, in order to keep opponents on their toes? Just one more way of affirming that you are a tough person to play against. And if it is worth doing occasionally, ” Is this hand an example of one you might use?"


Dec. 30, 2014
Peter Cooper edited this comment Dec. 30, 2014
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Julie being me writing on her logged in iPad….Peter
Dec. 29, 2014
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Great win you two.
Dec. 5, 2013
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Congratulations on your win Paul and Linda. You two have been good for such a long time.
March 21, 2013
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