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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Love all games, I really mean all of them, go,shogi,poker,french tarot, wargames, computer games etc

"I mean, Gus and I never see eye-to-eye on work stuff.For instance, he doesn't like being used as a human shield when we're being shot at.I happen to think it's a very noble way to meet one's maker, especially for a guy like him.Bottom line is we never let that difference of opinion interfere with anything."

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time Ive really understood how complex the bidding phase can be, at that point it was clear to me that bridge was going to be a great game.
Favorite Conventions
transfers all the way baby
BBO Username
benlessard
ACBL Ranking
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ATB - Sanity Check
I blame what west ate before the bridge session.
Is AlphaZero really a scientific breakthrough in AI?
I think that many computer scientists knew that heuristic AI learning was the way to go but now its clear. So yes its a major scientific breakthrought even if its a confirmation. Overall it will have huge impact on our lives in the near future.
ATB or WWYD
To show a good hand you can X 2H/ cuebid 2S. So for me its natural that 3 is NF.
Responding To 1NT - A Fresh Perspective
Again you can have both. 1NT-2H-2S-?? 2NT- clubs 3C = 3D = 6S short 3H = 6S short 3S = 6S short for this to work you need 1NT-2C-2red-2S as invitationnal 5+ and go via 2C with all hands with both majors.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: Q96 K3 986432 QJ
Interesting hand and tough problem. Ive put opener at exactly 15pts and looked at 3Nt. If opener is min you really don't want to be in 3Nt. DD game is under 15% (1000 hands opener exactly 15pts) and ive quickly look at 100 hands and even not DD game ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AQJ4 K5 9873 Q97
Our hand is either GF or not GF and this is related to the style of opening more than bridge evaluation of our hand. NV at MP 1H can easily be near to a random 11. So our hand is simply not GF. If your style is to open sound ...
Responding To 1NT - A Fresh Perspective
1- you can show both, if you are using 3C to show the 4-4 fit. ex 1NT-2C-2H-?? 2S= inv 5S 2NT=inv 4S 3C=4H = we have a fit 3D= 4+5D/4144 3H= 4315/4216 3S= 4135/4126 1Nt-2C-2S-?? 3C=4S we have a fit either ...
What's "Normal"?
I think French standard and Mike Lawrence standard is same level forcing (1-1-1, 1-2-2), 2/1 (1-1-2) not forcing and 3 level always forcing. I prefer that jump, cue and 3level are the only forcing bids.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
"they still had to play another full board." Ive seen directors giving SP penalties AND a PP for starting a board after the clock. Being late for starting a round is somewhat inevitable but you have no excuses for starting a board after "the round has been called".
Planning the play
Correct way is probably to pass 3 K and low .
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