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Ankur Rathi
Ankur Rathi
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Sept. 16, 2012
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Security and Privacy Nerd.

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United States of America

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The Kibs Are Not Alright
+1 to Bharat's comment. Even before Covid-19 forced us all online, there were already lots of discussions on BW and elsewhere about how to save the game we love. Putting a line in the sand and stating that online bridge will never be "serious" means that we're reserving ...
The Kibs Are Not Alright
+1 - JLall, well played. :-)
The Kibs Are Not Alright
It sounds like Debbie, Kit, Oren, Bobby, Bharat, and others are actually in agreement about the correct long-term solution (properly implemented delayed kibitzing that simulates the current real-time experience). Rather than continue to argue past each other, I'd like to crystallize exactly what the disagreement is; it seems to ...
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Let's not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Moving to delayed kibitzing won't fix the entire problem of cheating. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. And to Bharat's excellently made point, removing the ability to self-kibitz isn't just about ...
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Phil, I agree with some of your points, but I also question the incremental value of real-time kibitzing/vugraph vs. delayed kibitzing. If delayed kibitzing is properly implemented, it would eliminate the risk of self-kibitzing, but (IMO) would still be plenty entertaining for kibitzers and commentators. I'm happy to ...
Cheating on BBO
Quote from Robb upthread: "You can have more than one user id (something we are trying to change)..." While I agree with this effort in theory; in practice it's somewhat difficult to implement. Also, if such an effort is underway, I hope it also comes with a couple, currently ...
Ankur Rathi's bidding problem: J976 T4 AQ6 AK75
That's correct - 2N has no upper limit (by an unpassed hand). The strategy with this agreement is that the 2N bidder becomes the captain and we have a detailed rebid structure after 2N to separate out minimum range hands from various types of non-minimum hands. This allows the 2N ...
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Love that it's literally called "Secret Pizza" - Open until 4am? Hm.. I think the post-midnights hangout has been identified! :-D
Take It Slow
Page 9: "You choose to lead the 9 off dummy. East plays the 10. You duck, and West overtakes with the jack." Page 11: "You lead a diamond. West plays the jack." Did he reach back in to his played cards? :-) My guess is on page 11 you ...
Ankur Rathi's bidding problem: J976 T4 AQ6 AK75
That's the system we play - essentially we give up the natural 2N response and instead always play 1M-(anything)-2N as 4+ card limit+ raise (over which we have a bunch of systemic rebids for opener to show different hand types). 1S-2H-3H is specifically a 3-card limit+ raise in ...

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