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I think writing these is really cool. Interesting principle “investing in the loss” I recently received that book as a give and am looking forward to reading it. Nice article!
Jan. 16
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I have had the pleasure and good fortune of being Lew’s teammate many times. Win or lose, he is always the perfect teammate. One particular story sticks in my mind and I want to share it with BW.

I can’t remember Lew ever asking about a hand we had a bad result on - except one. I was kinda shocked when he asked me if I went down 3(as I scored it) or 2 in a really dumb contract(I think it was 2C in a 4-2 fit or at least something like that). I thought about it, and recounted my tricks and had actually gone down 2. He had realized that I would have made 6 tricks and probably scored it wrong. It saved us an imp! I now know how to get Lew to ask me about a disaster, just misscore it.

Congrats Lew, well deserved honor.
Jan. 16
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I led the Ace of clubs. Here was the full hand and as you can see that wasn't a success:

QTx

KTx

KJTxx

xx



KJ8

9x

AQxx

KJ8x
Jan. 10
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i blame North the most(see Roger Lee's comment)

That being said, I think you are being pretty hard on the hand looking at the akq of trumps.

“ There is no hand North could hold where North's 4♠ call is correct which would produce better than a 50% play for slam.”

Here's a real hand xxxx kqj qxx akx. If we want to make one up, how bout this lovely 11 count, xxxx ax xxx akxx?

I think when you know your partner is looking at terrible trumps(here he has 5 so they aren't so bad) it is reasonable to think he will dog his hand and you have to take that into account.
Jan. 8
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I would need to know how you invite in NT. That is what I would do.
Jan. 5
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Great job, gl in World Championships.
Dec. 30, 2017
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Max-

Very enjoyable article, thanks for posting it. I love reading about your continued improvement. I also got to see it up close in the Team Tesla versus Team Yoshka match. Also, thanks for the assist in the BRP, I wish we could have improved the story and gone on to win :-)
Dec. 21, 2017
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Hey Dennis,

Thanks for being in the Well!

POY well done. But really, I want to congratulate you on coming in the top 78 in this years Blue Ribbons, I know we never could have pulled it off without Flannery. As an aside, I never have had so much fun being out of contention for an event, you are such a pleasure to play with even when the **** is hitting the fan!

My question is. can you verify this story and if so, what was your plan when you got there?

From Through the Grapevine April 1, 2013
At the Vanderbilt post-game party, after much imbibing, opposing Vanderbilt finalists Sjoert Brink and Dennis Bilde attempted to hail a cab at 3am to Illinois for no known reason, and were only narrowly stopped by Kevin Bathurst and Steve Weinstein. This led to the group of Hurd, Wooldridge, Kranyak, Bathurst, Grue, and Lall reminiscing about the “good old days” when there were not nearly as many foreigners in the Vanderbilt.
Dec. 19, 2017
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What Adam said!
Besides we all know that 2 needs to be extras since we didn't open Flannery :-)
Dec. 18, 2017
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Wei-Bung-

I enjoyed your writing, even if we “both” misplayed the hand :)
Thanks for turning my dummy!
Dec. 7, 2017
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I never mind getting picked on (even by another Steve!)

I agree with some of what you said. I should play a spade, but depending on East’s play I either discard a Heart or ruff it. If he plays the 10, I don’t want a Heart through before I know the spade position, in that case I should ruff it and play a club to dummy and play another spade…….
Dec. 7, 2017
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Yay Dennis!
Dec. 7, 2017
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HI Guys-

Thanks for being in the well. Every time I have played against you, you guys play tough, great and more importantly, highly ethical.

My question is:
When are you guys going to stop the charade? It’s obv. you are playing the long game and deep down Adam is the maniac and Zach just wants to be the straight man.
Oct. 3, 2017
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I asked Nick Nickell whom I believe is the leading authority on “wish trick”s. He said it's A234. AKQJ is a high one but technically not a wish trick.
Sept. 13, 2017
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Mike-
I am really enjoying this series. Thanks for writing it!
Sept. 12, 2017
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Probably because it seems like we have had this type thread many times.
Anyway I trended it, carefully not too early, so my 1pm vote can carry more weight.
Aug. 28, 2017
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Great win, great match. Congrats to NPC Jan and her terrific team.
Aug. 26, 2017
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Way to go(ld)!
Aug. 24, 2017
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It's like poker, sometimes you get it all-in preflop with a pair of 7's against aces, you flop a 7 and an ace comes on the river.. Obv. you are supposed to lose to aces but it's max pain when it happens that way.
Aug. 15, 2017
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Note to Eugene-

Kill that Matt Smith article, tyvm.
Aug. 3, 2017
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