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I just checked it again. If I choose Just Play Bridge, Best Hand is not the setting on my android. Also, I don't get to play N's contracts.
Both settings are different on my laptop.
18 hours ago
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We switched to reverse about 12 years ago. In my head I still have to do the ‘reversal’ of the count every time…

Not for the reverse attitude though; I wonder why that is.
20 hours ago
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Switch S's 's and 's, and the 's are dead in the water after a lead. Or another lead with A over the K.
Is that highly unlikely?
They need only 6 hcp for their bid. Can be all manner of Q's and J's that do not offer an entry.
20 hours ago
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The “special alert” reminds me of the fact that in the movies FBI agents are always “special agent”. Which makes me wonder if there are any “ordinary agents” out there.

Similar with the senior correspondents on CNN. They never show junior correspondents.
21 hours ago
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This rule only applies for the web version of BBO, not for the app I have on my phone.

Another (irritating) difference is that in the app I will be dummy when N is declarer. So I can have the ‘pleasure’ of watching four robots play bridge :(
21 hours ago
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An aspect that has not been mentioned yet: this weak 5c might well be useless in a NT contract, because even after it is developed there may not be a side entry. A potential difference of 2 tricks between a NT and a contract.
(Not in this case, of course, but S doesn't know N has AKQ and A.)

We accept this as good reason for a transfer to 2M after 1NT with a weak 5c. Why would the same principle not apply for this situation, for choosing between 3NT and 4?

BTW, I would use Check-Back here, limiting my length to five. That would however give N roughly the same options to choose from. And N will also wonder whether S's spades can be reached in a NT contract. He too doesn't know whether S has a side entry.
21 hours ago
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“He is Alexander too.”
22 hours ago
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BTW, regarding the quality of the GIB Robots, I'd like to refer to my post http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/i-hate-my-partner/.
I still stand by every word of it.
Sept. 17
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Serge, surely you don't pass but bid 3???

Maybe W.Robot has hacked your account.
Sept. 17
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It was indeed a top. I had the feeling that I gave away the contract during the play, but I don't think I could have set it. Well, certainly not with N.Robot as partner.
Sept. 17
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I just got a sentence with the word ‘trumpet’ removed by Eugene from another post. I did use a capital T though.
Sept. 16
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West, North and East were robots.
Sept. 16
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At MP's it is not so difficult, if you are sure that it is a total top that you need to compensate…
Sept. 15
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Pounds i.s.o. dollars would be more practical for these guys.
Sept. 15
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And upper case TRUMP? Fits his speaking style better.

No warning.
Sept. 14
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That is a common misconception. Long ago someone told me there is a 50% chance that God exists. Either he exists or he doesn't. She actually believed that.
Sept. 14
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Forget about the 50%/48% distinction. My comment was in reply to Anthony's assertion “the second finesse is roughly even.” Which is only true if East would always play the K from KQ.
I tried to make him see the error of his ways with this simple example. Obviously, this was a futile endeavour.
Sept. 14
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Okay, roughly 50%. That was not the point of my comment.
Sept. 13
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Only if East would always play K from KQ. Then the finesse would be 50%.
If East would always play Q from KQ, the K implies that West has the Q, so the finesse is 100%.
If East applies some variation in play from KQ, the finesse is somewhere between 50% and 100%.
Do you agree?
Sept. 13
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Harald, maybe you should not confess to this practice on this forum. There are people here that would consider it a breach of Law 72-A. “The chief object is to obtain a higher score than other contestants”.
Sept. 12
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