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Brian Baresch
Brian Baresch
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March 22, 2013
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Bad Habits of Intermediates
I do both. Measure twice, and all that.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
Late to the party, but ... the main thing I would try to teach is to think about what *we* have and not what *I* have. "What's our best fit" rather than "what's my best suit," trying to hit partner rather than leading my long but worthless suit at ...
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Edited because Ed's later comment makes this one irrelevant.
What event would you play in?
What event would you play in?
A Soloway-style team event with a one-day Swiss qualifying four teams for semis and finals. I live in NYC and haven't been playing much, but for that event I'd drag myself out and enter.
Sometimes I don’t believe the results on a board.
Someone did that against me once in 7NT and I had to pay close attention to cover declarer's card or it would have won the "ruff" trick.
Sometimes I don’t believe the results on a board.
I once saw an opp open 2 in a hand that didn't merit it, then later ask for aces with 4. Opener signed off, responder couldn't believe her hand opposite 2 couldn't be in slam, so she bid 4NT. It was the first time ...
USBC Semifinal Matchups
Even so ...
Since there's an actual prize for first place, is there a tiebreak formula? I realized that I had all fairly high seeds in the semifinals and figured I wouldn't be the only one ...
Hard to Believe
Making 7NT with a redoubled overtrick would make for quite a story at the bar afterward.
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