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Charles Blair
Charles Blair
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Member Since
Oct. 12, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
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Bridge Accomplishments
Dogged participant in Richard Pavlicek's monthly competitions.
Favorite Conventions
Defensive carding: "let declarer tell me what he has". General principle: "The most effective sign-off is `pass'."
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Double Dummy problem 6N
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"demure" ?
Conditional probabilities and Bayes' Theorem
In THE EXPERT GAME (also published as MASTER PLAY) Terence Reese says Alan Truscott wrote about Restricted Choice in an article in "the early 50's".
French Book: Deception and Cheating at the Bridge, Paul Féline
Perhaps you might be interested in SECRETS OF THE CARD SHARPS by Gerard Majax. This is partly, but not entirely, about bridge. One section discussed high-tech methods involving drugs and electronics. This was reviewed in THE BRIDGE WORLD. I do not own a copy.
Jump shifts....
You may want to look at the discussion of jump shifts in "Kaplan-Sheinwold Updated". This can be found in the "Reading Room" section of Note for non-updated K-S players: the controlled psychic rebids after a jump shift are no longer part of the system.
Non-bridge, bridge books
I think Ivan Moscovich's many math-oriented puzzle books are very good. Maybe you might like sudoko or kenken
"Lucky Winner" ?
Does the ability of an outsider to pop such a thing into my browser mean I've already got a malware problem? It seems other people have not been seeing this.
Unedited EOC Statements - FN and FS
My mistake. Feel free to delete.
Another mild ethical conundrum
There is a self-interest issue here. If I bid 4 and it makes, the director might take it away. If I pass 3 and 4 would have gone down, it seems less likely that the director would adjust our +140 to -50 or -100 (I didn't ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
I can picture two scenarios (1) The sitting-same-way was an accident and the players agreed on a fiction just to save themselves some time. (2) Really wealthy sponsor on a less-skilled team. "Ordinary" sponsor on a more-skilled team. A 10-10 score would make the wealthy sponsor very happy, and the ...
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