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Arend Bayer
Arend Bayer
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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?
Help with USBC Fantasy Bracket
Given that BYE regularly makes it to the round of 16 of the USBC, there would be no shame in losing to them.
Am I rationalizing?
It's worth pointing out that we already have many situations where not playing in tempo automatically gets penalised. Namely, when the hesitation gives away the position to the opponents. If everyone decent player can learn to duck smoothly with Axx in front of KJx in dummy, then maybe they ...
Am I rationalizing?
I know you are joking, but of course that's the issue. None of David Gold's peers would even consider passing. Yet when I see "weak opponents" at the club bid 3 in this auction, I'd give you 3:1 odds that they have a strong NT ...
Nikolas Bausback's bidding problem: 7 9842 KQJ AJ942
"1♦ better minor". And what does partner open with 4=4 in the minors?

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