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Charles Brenner
Charles Brenner
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2011
Last Seen
10 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Alas, no time to play in several years. 

United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Grand Nationals 3/4 (1975), Crockfords Cup 1st (1970)
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Restricted choice: real life example
Someone tells you something. Did they lie? It's natural to believe people (especially when face-to-face). Why? A partial explanation: If you model the population as truth-tellers and sociopaths, then you'll tend to believe the person is among those who tell the truth because they don't think of ...
Bad falsecard?
Phillip, your arguments persuade me that my reasoning yesterday was facile. Still, your conclusion depends on simplified premises which seem dubious at least sometimes. In the J10 situation you said even with your published advertisement to play the 10, declarer cannot rely on that behavior from you with certainty. True ...
Bad falsecard?
East's observation - in effect the point if West plays the 10 East will have an easy duck - is clever but does not imply that West should therefore play the 10. (A) East will likely risk the duck anyway. (B) If the defenders really play rigid signals like this then ...
“implied fit”
Christopher, does your last post need editing? I find the argument and arithmetic in your Nov 24 post ("Thus, we see that when I am 4=7 in the majors, the average number of spades partner holds is 0.95122*3.409 + 0.04878*3.545 = 3.416, which is ...
The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
Sometimes I declare a 3-1 fit just to develop my trump-counting prowess. Still not there.
“implied fit”
While I'm somewhat pleased if my answer was convincing, I see now that I didn't read the problem very carefully. I'm still not certain what the problem is but I did overlook that there's heart information about two different players, opener and overcaller.
“implied fit”
I agree. The question is equivalent to the chance of partner having 0 or 1 spades. In every case partner's hand is a 13 card draw from a deck of 9 spades and 30 non-spades. Chance of 0 or 1 spade is the same problem for each of A ...
"Table feel"
Against your 6, LHO leads the 6, dummy's bid suit. As dummy tables AQJ..., LHO's kibitzer betrays a trace of a smile. I read that as telling that low from K hit paydirt.
"Table feel"
Just the kibitzer sitting still can be a tell. Suppose you are playing the last board, the contract is dull and easy, and time's up. But the kibitzer doesn't leave.
Project the Auction
I like the mechanism whereby bidding 2 is almost safe. But the assessment that "if partner does have 4 spades a 4♠ contract is likely to be pretty good" surprises me. I dare not hope for club length as well as the spade fit. Kxxx, Axxx, Axx, Ax seems ...

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