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Proof of vaccination is necessary for many school districts across the country. There is an implied presumption that you have completed a course of vaccinations if you have a diploma.

Steve, Schools, Law Enforcement, Healthcare people and some more agencies have the power to get our medical record to a limit.

Private business owners, particularly from their customers, definitely do not have the right whether their customers are vaccinated or not and which medical condition prevent them from having it. Neither you nor your healthcare provider is required to give this information and you can not be discriminated for not providing it to a private business owner, AFAIK.
2 hours ago
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LOL. IANAL but…Sam Marks obviously do not live in USA.

Private business or not, but if in the United States, good luck to all of you with forcing the people to disclose their private medical records who may or may not want to share with you, and good luck with discriminating and kicking them out for not willing to share it with you!

Corona will be the last problem in their list for that Club or organisation (if ACBL allows it) if they do it. :)
4 hours ago
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@ Bharat: I am not anti vaccine advocate by the way. Actually the opposite. If they find one I will get it myself immediately whenever I can.

But that does not mean I am convinced to mandate it to others.

One can argue that the success rate of vaccine is not as black and white like I said (which was “A-If the vaccine is working…B-If not working…”) and has a percentage of success or failure rate rather than being absolute, then the people with medical conditions as Giovanni explained, will come to club without being vaccinated, and will increase the chances of vaccinated people to get the virus to some percentage (Assuming that the vaccine does not protect 100%). So while Giovanni approach makes it safer for those with medical conditions, it makes it less safe for the rest of the majority to some degree.

So according to Giovanni approach, not only I am being forced to get vaccinated to protect the person who can not be vaccinated, but also their presence at the club will be increasing my chances of getting it!

I am definitely on the same page with those who believe in the vaccination. I am just not ready to mandate a new found vaccination to other people who does not think alike me and do not want to put something in their body and system, particularly at the early stages of vaccine where there are many unknown things about what they can destroy or cause in their body and system while it protects from Corona.
4 hours ago
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Okay, I do not and will not equate those who can not be vaccinated due to their medical conditions with those who can but not get vaccinated anyway.

And you should stop giving extreme examples and expect the world to do something to their body and system for the extreme case.

And where do you draw the line? What is next? Speaking of extreme examples, what shall we do if there are multiple people in same club with same medical condition? To protect them should we all be forced to play online?
5 hours ago
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That's an argument why we should take steps to protect people who cannot take the vaccine. They are not skipping it voluntarily.

Not on the expense of my body and system. I decide what goes into my body and system. Sorry but none of those vaccines comes free of issues. It is easier for you to stay away from public gatherings if you have this medical condition compared to the entire world being vaccinated for your medical condition!
6 hours ago
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There are (for other vaccines) and there will be (for the Covid vaccine) people who cannot take it for medical reasons.

So? Is this an argument to mandate it or not to mandate it?

Please do not tell me “I can not have vaccine for my medical conditions so I want to force you to have it!” Just stay at home and do not try to force me to do something to my body and system for your own medical conditions.
6 hours ago
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment 6 hours ago
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I do not get it.

A-If there is a vaccine which protects people from the virus, why should we care or mandate someone else is protecting themselves or not as long as we are vaccinated. Their harm is to themselves. Not to us.

B-If we believe the vaccine is not protecting us from the virus, then what is the purpose of having it?

C-If we are afraid that someone without the vaccination can spread the virus to another who also did not have vaccination, I think we can say “They made their bed, now they will lie in it!” What is my gain or loss that may give me the right to mandate others to use it?
6 hours ago
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OP question deserved that answer IMO. :)
6 hours ago
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I will miss you Roland, RIP.
:(
10 hours ago
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I took the South hand as it is, I gave North 11-17 hcps, less than 3, 5-6 and 4-6 (assuming that they open 1 NT with 5 card M, otherwise opener's club can be 3 cards if 15-17,2533) and 0-4 .

100 hands and total tricks available in

=820
=795

10 tricks or more in suit available = 17%
10 tricks or more in suit available = 19%

09 tricks or more in suit available = 41%
09 tricks or more in suit available = 32%

08 tricks or more in suit available = 66%
08 tricks or more in suit available = 64%
14 hours ago
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Responder has a minimum of 6♠ and 6 HCP, and if he has as much as 10 his suit will be weak (at most HJ8xxx). And of course he has fewer than 3♥ or 4♣.

I do not understand this reply. Please explain me why you want me to put the description of responder hand in simulation when we already know the responding hand?
14 hours ago
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Are you telling us they make doubled only when pd misunderstands your double or vice versa? :)
May 24
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Let me try to help you by showing how Richard Pavlicek and I play it.

We play standard carding primarily count and that is something that takes some time to get use to but it dramatically improves defense skills because as Geoff Hampson wrote in an article counting is very important and this style forces you to count. It takes some time and practice when to not give correct count, depending on whether it is useful for pd or declarer more in the long run.

When you cash an Ace and dummy comes up with a singleton, most people play the card by pd as suit preference. Richard does not. In order it to be SP, pd must have known to hold 3+ cards in the suit led, otherwise it is still count. Because if pd does not have 3 or more cards in that suit he may not have the luxury to give us SP.

Once you establish the count in a suit…Say pd started Ace and you are holding 832, you played 2 (std count) and over partner's K you following with 3 or 8 is a suit preference.

It may not be the best method when playing at the very top level. But it definitely improves dramatically the defending skills of most expert minus levels IMO. Particularly those who are grown up with attitude signals are having hard time to get use to it. As a teacher if one starts students with “count only” signals, this teaches the students importance of counting in an early stage and trust me, when they learn to count, they improve much faster than their peers and even if they change the signalling style later, habit of counting stays forever and that is a very good thing.

Perhaps you can find more accurate material and examples about this type of carding in his website.

http://rpbridge.net/index.htm
May 24
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I want

!F translate into = @#$%^&*

!Mid= a middle finger symbol

!W = Well done pd!

!B = You butchered the hand pd!

etc..
May 24
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I am not sure but it was something like that except were AKJxxx breaking 2-2
May 23
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Life is not either black or white.

15-17 or higher is strong NT

13-15/14-16 are medium NT

11-13/12-14 are weak NT

9-11 / 10-12 are mini NT.

IMO
May 23
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Where's the other Craig when you need him?

Give me the specs of simulation and I will make it for you.
May 22
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I voted South but I can not argue with those who voted for “neither” because it comes down to tendencies of South player.

At these colors I would get in with basically any 5-5 and 0 hcps. My partners know it and if they are still bidding 4 I am accepting this. If South player is more down to earth player than me then I think not bidding 5 is very normal.

Votes for North is…out of this planet for me.
May 22
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bad trump and expected bad splits = no slam try for me if that's the question.

No that was not my question. I am a 4 bidder but the story of this hand is, if one chooses 4 (poll shows it is aggressive) and then partner bids 4 (not even 4 or 4), and now this hand jumps to 6! And that being the winning bid!

What would you think? I am an aggressive bidder but that was weird even for my taste.
May 22
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I think 4 (or 4 for some pairs) is auto coming from pass. Anything more than this would open. Sometimes I am having hard time to understand your priorities Richard. In a recent poll you voted for 1 NT instead of 1 and your reasoning was being more descriptive.

Here you have singleton in their suit, 3 card fit and 9 hcps none of which are wasted and possibly source of tricks too (), and coming from pass, yet you want to bid a simple 4 (I am guessing unless you meant to bid 4) which does not even promise a real fit. You are putting your own hand evaluation before your partner when you have the passed hand and can easily express what you have in a short range limit, and you have a little clue about your partner's hand since he can overcall with very wide range of hands over a preempt at 3 level.

Some very aggressive players may even open the West hand, I would not but seriously Richard thinking this auction and 3 by partner did not even improve our hand to max of a passed hand escapes me.
May 21
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