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Charles Blair
Charles Blair
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Oct. 12, 2015
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July 2
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Bridge Accomplishments
Dogged participant in Richard Pavlicek's monthly competitions. Life Master (USA) after 50+ years.
Favorite Conventions
Defensive carding: "let declarer tell me what he has". General principle: "The most effective sign-off is `pass'."
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World championships individual
Perhaps the golf event formerly known as The Bing Crosby Pro-Am might be a helpful model. It may be the case that wealthy amateurs would find a session with a single expert more attractive than deals played with different partners, some of whom were fellow amateurs.
World championships individual
Thanks in advance to whatever leading players would be willing to donate their services gratis on behalf of the current health emergency, but I would expect there would be many who would not be able to do so, for whatever reason.
Denial Cuebidding
> If responder has both, he treats as none. Although I had read about denial cue-bidding before, this is the first time I've seen this refinement. It sounds like a good idea.
Change "Best Hand" in robot individuals?
> how about the best hand is either the human's, or human's partner? With this system, a human looking at (say) 6 HCP would know the opponents have a game and can unleash whatever abnormal action tickles his or her funnybone. Sorry! As pointed out by the comment below ...
Denial Cuebidding
Thanks for your further clarification. I suspect that any non-expert players adopting a method like this would need explicit rules which you and your partners take for granted. Something like: "after responder has shown number of controls and made a first denial bid related to aces and kings, subsequent denial ...
Change "Best Hand" in robot individuals?
The comments about the practical merits of "best hand" have been quite persuasive, especially those about the unpleasantness of defending with a robot. Also, I have belatedly realized that, with "random hand," the door would be opened to abnormal pre-emptive opening bids and psychics. Thanks to everyone for increasing my ...
Denial Cuebidding
I'm sorry if I am misunderstanding what seems an interesting method. I interpreted your "Partner will not scan diamonds for controls, since he knows that you know the answer (which you do). He will loop back to his longest suit, scanning for queens." as meaning that South can tell ...
Denial Cuebidding
If North had bid 4 over 4, how would South know that North knows that South does not have ace-king of clubs?
Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
If the site proprietors wish to prohibit all-caps titles, it would (I think) be easy to automate refusal to accept such posts.
Do they always pitch first from their 5 card suit?
Just curious. What did North's 3 mean?

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