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Brian Baresch
Brian Baresch
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March 22, 2013
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Double Dummy Deal Where the Side That Can Make Slam Doesn't Bid at All
Actual quote from a teammate after a match: "You were in 1? How did the wait no don't answer that."
Bigger than Bridge
Also plural is "y'all guys."
A Bridge Swifty
"My partner's bid invites exploration for slam," Tom said morbidly.
"You got it wrong."
I was watching a JEC match a while back when South had essentially the same hand as the OP; it may have been KJT98etc. and two stiffs. Anyway, *both* sides with that hand elected to defend.
The Pros have no idea
A while back I read that the hands may be farther afield than Europe, since one objective is to make it nearly 0% that anyone who played in the first event will also play in the second. This also means that the bidding systems commonly in use may differ drastically ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Well put, Ray. I believe you've pointed out another example of the fundamental attribution error -- assuming that a director denying a request to play up is lazy or stubborn, rather than using their professional judgment that granting the request would cause more problems than it's worth.
Is this a way to run an organization?
There's a thing in logic called the Fundamental Attribution Error, where you assume that anything someone did that you don't like or understand comes from some character flaw in them. (I think of it as "they're trying to be me and doing it wrong.") In this thread ...
Blue Over Red Boards
Top players already have to memorize a great deal of information regarding systems, distribution probabilities and so on. Adding vulnerability to the load does nobody any good.
Same doubled contract by same team in both rooms
"Curious hand. Neither side can make 2x."
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
It would certainly be innovative.
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