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Bernard Yomtov
Bernard Yomtov
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Nov. 29, 2010
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Open Toronto Discussion Thread
Jordan, Thanks. Awkward, but better than Torontulas, I guess.
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
Thanks to Torontoites (Torontans?)
General plan.
Ah. The third round of hearts is not needed to get the relevant count information. I missed that.
General plan.
In your four-card ending you have: -- -- Kx 105 opposite -- -- AJx 8 (The clubs might be Ax opposite J) Now if LHO is down to Qx he wins the queen and plays back his high club, holding you to 10 tricks, I think. Playing for the squeeze guarantees eleven tricks, since ...
General plan.
The only problem I see is if South has four clubs. So play another club, and if South had four, cash the majors to get a count, discarding a club. If diamonds were 4-4 originally play for the squeeze to avoid losing an extra trick when South has blanked the ...
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
What is the standard by which we measure the worth of purely recreational activities? Does golf beat tennis; is photography worth more than ceramics?
What is a Bloomer?
I thought of "anti-splinter," but that's not right, I think. That would be a suit where you would like partner to have values, especially secondary honors - in other words a natural bid. "Inverted" to me just means that the usual relationship - "I have a singleton. I hope you have ...
What is a Bloomer?
Think of it as an inverted splinter. It's a jump in a suit where you would like your partner to be short. You are showing the kind of holding that you want to have opposite a stiff - xxx or something.
San Diego rooms - host hotel
So long as there are no significant cancellation penalties this will always be a problem. There is no reason not to reserve a room as soon as possible if you think you might go to the NABC - I do - so you get a sort of land rush, and it accelerates ...
We Hope You Stay Home
I just played in a regional myself. I don't know what the teams paid, but the pair awards were comparable to what Oleg posted. Bluntly, this is ridiculous. First, awarding 30 or so MP's for winning a 2-section open pairs is gross inflation. Second, a number of the ...

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