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July 28, 2010
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The Price of Information
Isn't the main concealment advantage of Puppet after the opening lead (and hence invisible to your study)? Consider the auction 1. 1N-3C-3D-3H-3N versus 2a. 1N-2C-2D-3N or 2b. 1N-2C-2H-3N. *After* the opening lead, the defenders know dummy's shape (duh). They also know whether declarer has four hearts in the ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
@Andy: I can think of a few differences between enforcing revoke penalties and calling for a ruling on the hand in question. 1. When my opponent revokes, I am 100% certain that all of the authors of the relevant law fully intended the penalty to be applied in the specific ...
Unknown 2-suiter, doubled
Thanks, I had suspected this is the case, and now I have found the threads: A post by Frances Hinden explaining her methods: http://www.bridgebase.com/forums/topic/25446-hmmmm/page__view__findpost__p__281456 A thread where this issue is discussed again: http://www.bridgebase.com/forums/topic/27265-pass-or-redouble/
Official Spanish Team Statement
Gonzalo, for this to develop into an "unconscious agreement" there is one more thing that needs to happen: Kevin would have to remain unaware of the fact that Justin opens EVERY HAND IN 3RD SEAT NON-VULNERABLE. (Sorry for caps, just want to emphasise.) Likewise for Justin about Keven's 3rd ...
Official Spanish Team Statement
David Burn: "I imagine 'could be illegal' might be counter-productive, even if true." I doubt that would be accurate. The WBF definition makes it illegal to agree to open a balanced 7hcp hands ("King or more below average strength", where "average strength" means 10 hcp with no "distributional values"). I ...
Official Spanish Team Statement
Gonzalo, the idea that Justin and Kevin form an unconscious agreement to open all hands in 3rd seat non-vulnerable seems absurd to me, and I thought it would seem absurd to you as well. Wouldn't you think they know each others tendencies well? I think this is just a ...
Official Spanish Team Statement
Dear Ignacio Jiminez, on Bridge Base Forums, your team mate Gonzalo posted: "The captain had warned us that maybe we would retire, and so after 2 bids on first board he told us to stand and leave." (See http://www.bridgebase.com/forums/topic/74926-world-championships-calendar/page__view__findpost__p__897511 ) Maybe you and Gonzalo ...
In the Well: Brian Platnick
I admit I find this question a little odd. From the intro: "He also enjoys goofing off with his sons (Jacob in high school, Elijah in middle school)".
How to improve of WBF process / regulations?
Richard, I think you are trying to put the wardrobe in order while an earthquake is bringing down the entire house. Before fixing its rules, the WBF needs to learn to enforce its rules. As long as the WBF thinks it is ok to change CoCs in the middle of ...
Captain's Diary, Day 8: R16 vs. Spain, Segments 5-6
Harald, I think your interpretation is extremely charitable to the Spanish team (or to the Spanish npc). The charge was an undisclosed partnership agreement to open EVERY hand in 3rd seat non-vulnerable. Justin and Kevin are way too thoughtful and attentive as bridge players and as a partnership for such ...
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