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Brian Baresch
Brian Baresch
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Was this (not) funny enough?
I saw no indication E was trying to stop Yu and not his own partner from talking. And E is right -- this isn't a question that needs an answer before the play of the hand; in fact asking the question itself at that point may be inappropriate.
Yor lead
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand statistics and those who don't, plus or minus 8.
What are the ruling principles here?
Good point by John: South bid 1, and the tray came back to him at the 7 level. Unless he took noticeably more than, say, 15 seconds, it would take some doing to convince me it was a tempo break at all.
Best defense against Big Club?
I don't quite trust my memory, but I think I read somewhere that Meckstroth was asked the most effective way to interfere with a strong club and he said "Overcall 3."
Hop, Skip, and a Jump
We should try to combine our chances.
Restricted Choice and it's application outside the bridge table.
Monty Hall said in the NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/21/us/behind-monty-hall-s-doors-puzzle-debate-and-answer.html) that he varies his approach enough that trying to use the odds doesn't work in practice; he doesn't always offer a chance to switch, he plays psychology by e.g. offering cash ...
Restricted Choice and it's application outside the bridge table.
Came here to say this.
Just a couple of pushes
Zia wrote about a board he was involved in that went +1390 -1400.
Update -- Grue and Levin Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
The original topic on BW is always "Why wasn't I consulted?"
Open Honolulu Discussion Thread
The table fees at NYC clubs are a big reason I don't play these days. The semiannual Regionals are cheaper.
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