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Thanks Adam. Great link and great article.
Nov. 1, 2016
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Hi Patrick, On this hand, they were leading 3rd/5th irrespective of honor holdings. I do touch the subject of 3rd/5th versus 4th best/MUD in the book.
Nov. 1, 2016
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Thanks guys. Hope you will enjoy reading it !
Nov. 1, 2016
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Australian print update : Should have the copies by end of next week. I'll make an announcement when ready.
Nov. 1, 2016
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Thanks Ed for your very kind words.
Sept. 4, 2016
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Thanks for the thoughtful compliment, Ed.
I am looking forward to the book being out too :)
Aug. 28, 2016
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Thanks David. Betting on the first round diamond control would be part of the 7 gamble.
Whether 6 and then 6 shows “grand try with diamond control” or “grand try in spades” is partnership stuff to sort out. There is limited room to accomplish all of our objectives.
Aug. 26, 2016
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:)
I don't think it will.
Aug. 25, 2016
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When auctions begin with preempts, purity (KQ sixth) is a frequent casualty. For example, x,KJxxx,Ax,AQxxx. It may be ugly but you've got to bite the bullet and bid 3H is my view. Or a hand even weaker (in points) but with more shape…..
Aug. 24, 2016
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Not sure in which variation are you proposing the trick 3, heart to dummy play?
Aug. 24, 2016
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Sometimes, (improvement in) technique has to be its own reward!
Aug. 24, 2016
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Nice development of the analysis, Bart.
Aug. 24, 2016
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ha ha Phil. That's funny, especially in reference to your classic tale about the antelope.

I'm curious to hear what you mean by “I am not convinced the ”hard“ things are about vigilance albeit they look and usually feel that way.”

My intention with the comment was to observe that when one is given “Plan the play” it is easier to devote more energy and be more thorough . Contrast to at-the-table play where apportioning of effort is required and lack of a prompt may hinder the amount of effort invested.
Aug. 24, 2016
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Thanks guys for the feedback!
Aug. 24, 2016
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Got to follow THE MILNE.
Aug. 23, 2016
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A terrific read. Love your writing.
Aug. 23, 2016
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No, Tim.
If positive change is being sought, there is no need for it to be associated with a single person's name.
Aug. 21, 2016
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I commend BridgeWinners for the effort involved in putting together this article.
And for raising the serious issue of transparency in such WBF decision making.
Aug. 20, 2016
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A key distinction between bridge and poker is that in bridge just victory in a tournament matters and in poker, only the amount of victory matters.

Adopting high-variance measures on grounds of “This is a positive +EV action in the long term” rates to be right for poker. Poker is indeed long-term, almost a game that goes on for one's whole life.

Bridge rewards are focussed on shorter term. This likely has implications for strategy if you are a favourite on other, normal grounds.

It argues perhaps for a (relatively) lower-volatility approach at bridge.
Aug. 17, 2016
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It might be easy to sit at the keyboard and type in a rant on an internet forum.

What I like about your approach, Sabine, is that you chose due process. And followed up with rigour. The lack of formal response and general stonewalling of the sensible proposal suggests more action is needed.

When we hear of due-process-adherents complain about the rights of the accused and the vigilantism of Boye's (and others) efforts, these are the sort of stories of lethargy/lack of transparency/bundles of bureaucracy that should be quoted at them.
Aug. 11, 2016
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