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Arend Bayer
Arend Bayer
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Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
"But isn't it normal that when you voluntarily bid game, a later pass by either partner is forcing?" No.
Guidelines for BBO Vugraph Commentators
Am I the only one who disagrees with quite a few items in Roland's list? I disagree among the DONTs with (1), (10), (11), some of (12), completely with (15), (16), to some extent with (18). Among the DOs, I think (1) and (3) are unfair expectations (and I ...
Guidelines for BBO Vugraph Commentators
I sometimes hop around, but when there is a world-class player (or former world class player, Larry!) commentating, I usually choose (C).
The Next Step
Andy, I think you and Boye/Les are talking about two different code of conducts: 1. Andy says by law it is fine to create UI with out-of-tempo signals (as long as you have an actual bridge problem). 2. Among top players, it seems understood that it is almost impossible ...
Michal Czerwonko's bidding problem: 7 AKT8 AQ4 QT874
So maybe this is not another problem where "Astro cue bids communicate exactly what you have"?
Michal Czerwonko's bidding problem: 7 AKT8 AQ4 QT874
3 Astro also shows a double diamond stop?
Bots Are Coming at You
It seems only a few years ago that go players were explaining, quite convincingly, why go is so much harder for chess than chess for computers, and why it will be impossible for them to ever play at the level of the best humans.
Screens don't solve all problems
That does not seem right to me. Of course, we do not *know* why partner bid 5 slowly. But it seems much more likely that he was considering a weaker alternative than 5 (e.g. a forcing pass if pass is forcing), than a stronger alternative.
Arend Bayer's bidding problem: AJ T KJ987 AK642
If you double, I assume you plan to pass 4? What if it is doubled?
In The Well: Chip Martel
I would actually like to ask the opposite question - internationally, even very successful partnerships rarely last decades. What kept your partnership going on such a high level for such a long time?
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