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Congrats!
July 6, 2016
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Opponents were strong players placed in top 10 in the overall. But I guess it happens in Bridge. You can win against stronger opponents sometimes which is nearly impossible in Chess.
March 29, 2016
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-58 and -10 imps were our scores from 2 sessions! Opponents got away with a 7NT missing an Ace!
March 29, 2016
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Congrats!

Being a B strat player I do not get to meet players of this class often. But I have a sweet memory from last Chicago National playing against them in the final of a top bracket compact KO. Although we lost the match, this still remains one of my favorite bridge memories.

http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/meckwellian-3nt/
Jan. 14, 2016
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Another brilliant article with your clear step by step analysis, Sartaj! Eagerly waiting for your new book …
Nov. 15, 2015
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I had used the ACBL partnership desk first time for Chicago NABC and was happy to find an excellent partner who had won a NABC+ event in the past. That was more than I expected and now I have found a regular partner to play Polish club for future NABC tournaments. I have also found a regular online partner through the ACBL website. But the user interface and search options are not that great.
Sept. 17, 2015
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This is going to be a heavily used Forum especially before a National event. I agree with David Wetzel that it needs to be a section by itself like the Intermediate Forum.
Sept. 16, 2015
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Passing probably was the most sensible decision. From the bidding it was obvious West has nothing and East has to play pretty much from his hand and going down 2 is almost certain.
Aug. 14, 2015
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Good:
1. First time playing National for the whole duration. It was so much fun. I recently became Life Master and this was an invaluable experience for me.

2. Playing modified Polish Club for the first time with a new partner and reached final in Bkt 1 Compact KO. This was my 2nd attempt at Bkt 1 KO.

3. Getting opportunity to play against world class players like Cedric Lorenzini and Jean Quantin in the final of Compact KO. We lost badly against them but we made 11 imps by making 3 NT on the following layouts: (I will post the play in a separate article)

North
73
AJ9872
63
AQ109

South
AJ107
5
Q985
KJ87

W S E N
2S P P X
P 2N P 3C
P 3N P P
P

2S= Intermediate 11-14

Bad: Not really anything.

Ugly: Missing the final of 0-10K pairs marginally. There was a scoring error which opponents denied after the game when we found out the error and reported to the director. Opponents made a 3H contract undoubled which was recorded as Doubled “530” which was a clear bottom for us. We wasted an hour after the game for the appeal process and finally got so frustrated that we gave up.
Aug. 14, 2015
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I have a room reservation Aug 12-15(4 nights) in Hilton at the bridge rate @170 and want to share with someone to save some bucks! Anyone interested please message me directly.
Aug. 10, 2015
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One of my favorite is Dan Neil's system page:
http://www.bridgewithdan.com/systems/index.html
May 10, 2015
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If you do not shorten your trumps to match that of the person on right, on 10th trick you will be on the hand even if you don't want to be. You will give an extra trump trick then. I do not think you have a choice w/o trump coup here.
April 16, 2015
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If East holds 2542 trump coup can still work but you will have to give East the first trump trick. Ace of can be used as another entry to dummy. If East continues with , you ruff in the hand to shorten your trump and then play a trump to go to dummy and keep playing . If East holds 5521 then the contract cannot be made.
April 16, 2015
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Good catch! I have corrected the end play sequence.
April 16, 2015
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That definitely sounds like a better technique and as you rightly said, it's free. I forgot to consider those two extreme layouts.
April 16, 2015
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This is really helpful.Thank you Sriram!
April 16, 2015
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Often they are more reliable than some unknown human partner.
April 6, 2015
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Wow! That must be the longest comment I have ever seen! Nice job. Thank you.
April 5, 2015
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Here are some more information about the dealer program I found on the net.

1. Useful resource about the lexical structure for the input file: http://henku.home.xs4all.nl/html/dealer/input_file.html

2. Couple example scripts to deal many types of hands
http://www.bridgebaseonline.com/forums/topic/68892-bidding-table-and-dealer-source/

April 5, 2015
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It works for me as I play these games late at night when I only see the robots. I have just finished one with 69% after 9 boards. Another strategy is to hold up the score. As this score is valid for next 23 hours I can wait to see if someone is scoring over 70% (which is often the case in this format). If so then I will finish my 10th board tomorrow after 11 am CST. Also it is wiser to use this score for the day event when there are more players and prize pool is larger. Usually you will see some big scores come at the very last moment and I think some players hold up their good score until the last moment to encourage more participation.
April 2, 2015
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