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Alan Schwartz
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April 29, 2013
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April 17
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Toronto NABC NEW hotel. Just $149 CDN ($111-112 US) plus taxes
Many years ago(think last time the 2001 Nationals) we used to stay at the Grange hotel. It had cooking facilities, free parking, and reasonably clean. We walked both ways, about 25 min and seemed safe then. I see the name has changed to Studio 6(nothing to do with ...
Danger Hand First
Why not dbl 3D? You have poor spade spots with the auction suggesting a likely bad break, and controls. Even if they have 8 trumps, the law says we are getting a decent number if we make game. If pard has close to the weakest possible diamond holding and good ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: KT32 753 AQJT T9
An obvious 4S bid now, and an obvious 1D opener in 3rd seat.
Best Line to limit Trump suit losers to one
Go to http://www.automaton.gr/tt/en/OddsTbl.htm Put in KJxx for "missing cards" Check off the boxes that different plays win. Using this, Cashing the Ace: 82.782% Running Q followed by 2nd hook: 75.999%
Suggestions on books on probability calculation
Not a book but this site is good for determining the best play in a single suit. http://www.automaton.gr/tt/en/OddsTbl.htm
Which Way
Kit, do you lead the 9 from Q98 or J98? I have seen it occasionally.
Showing 5-5 in the Majors Over 2NT
You only play in 4M(or 4NT?) with pard having 2-2 when you have slam interest.
Showing 5-5 in the Majors Over 2NT
NT bidder bids 4 to accept in , 4 to accept in otherwise signs off in major. In either case responder retransfers to major then bids on with the strong hand after pard showed interest.
Showing 5-5 in the Majors Over 2NT
I play 2N 3 3 3 5-5 no slam interest or strong slam interest. 2N 3 3 4 5-5 mild slam interest(enough to make game opposite 2-2)
Suit Combination
Here is an excellent site to calculate the odds. Put in the missing cards and check the combinations that work. http://www.automaton.gr/tt/en/OddsTbl.htm Line 1 53.132% Line 2 53.132% Line 3 57.349%
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