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Your car won't start. There could be any number of reasons why, some more likely than others.

You think you might be out of gas, but then you discover that the battery is too weak to keep the lights on. That discovery lowers the probability that being out of gas is also a problem.
Dec. 4
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It's the 14th card that gives you 4 quick losers. If it were only a 13-card hand, you could open it 4.
Nov. 24
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Have you seen the ACBL's charms?
Aug. 18
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J from QJ tight is a fun lead of the trump suit.
Aug. 15
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I know that you're asking for the worst bid(s) past 3NT, but I don't understand the philosophy after 2NT. If 3 is an asking bid, why shift gears again and further describe opener's hand with 3? Why isn't 3 another form of asking bid?
June 15
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2 is artificial if it doesn't have spades, not necessarily a psyche.

Why would a 2 bid asking partner to further describe hand bid be treated differently than a 2NT Ogust bid with no intention to play in NT?

It sounds like disclosure was inadequate. Legal agreement, issue PP/warning was not one of the poll options.
June 9
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I miss the days of paying for dinner with an American $20 and getting a Canadian $20 in change.
July 10, 2017
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Pages 3 and 4 are missing T in the South hand.
Feb. 9, 2017
Todd Zimnoch edited this comment Feb. 9, 2017
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Design the contest so that losing a match cannot increase your chances of winning the event.
Jan. 19, 2017
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Or start shopping for blue suede shoes.
Jan. 6, 2017
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One thing I don't get is that my local clubs use the same sets of boards with the same cards for months on end. They have snacks available and people eat at the table. What are players doing at NABCs to make the cards wear out so much faster?

If it's not too distasteful, the card backs can be offered as advertising space. For the low cost of a deck of cards, anyone can advertise to the audience of NABC players.
Nov. 18, 2016
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It's fun when I have so many honors I think I'm playing Pinochle.

But then we have to throw the hand in because I'm a card short.
Nov. 10, 2016
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Finnish does. Hän means either he or she with no distinction for gender in any of its umpteen grammatical cases.
Oct. 28, 2016
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Double is what I chose at the table, but in the post mortem I wasn't so sure.

The next round of the auction can be found at:
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-hq0zelkfo6/
Oct. 25, 2016
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The Stranger ran a bridge column once as a gag.
Oct. 21, 2016
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The strategy/board/card games industry seems to be thriving with innovation at the moment and has been for the past 15-20 years. Cafes with significant selections of games to play are becoming a thing. Social game nights are popular among my friends and at least the next two decades younger. (I'm 40.)

Bridge is a game, not a sport. Games and sports satisfy different desires.

Bridge's competition is Magic: The Gathering, Dominion, Settlers of Catan and the like, not baseball, soccer, or track and field.
Oct. 14, 2016
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My hearing aids do not have a switch to turn off the Bluetooth receiver. I am not aware of any models with this feature, though it could help to extend battery life and miss more phone calls while fumbling to turn Bluetooth back on and waiting for it to connect.
Oct. 12, 2016
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A follow-up question: when third hand does not hold the jack to drop it, what signal should third hand give?
Oct. 5, 2016
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Very has other uses.

“This is the very fake needle used in Pulp Fiction.”

While awkward because it is also a pun, the meaning of very (affirming authenticity) and fake (denying authenticity) are opposite.
Sept. 23, 2016
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