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Dale Johannesen
Dale Johannesen
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Aug. 15, 2013
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What's in a Name?
Perhaps an element of challenge would attract the right people. Are You Smart Enough to Play Bridge?
What's in a Name?
There is an existing computer games company called Mindcraft (seems to be no longer active, but who knows what lawyers can get up to), who might object.
Entering leads on Bridgemates
Other. I don't care one way or the other, and it surprises me that so many other people do. I will say that IME when leads are entered they are frequently inaccurate.
Inverted Minor holding a 4-card major
We have always played a 4 card major is possible, but only if responder has GF strength. I don't mean 2m promises GF strength, it doesn't, but he can't have a 4 card major with limit raise strength. Followups are straightforward and work well in our weak ...
A pet peeve
I agree it probably isn't supposed to apply to SA Texas (and it shouldn't). But as it is now the Alert Procedures document is contradictory.
A pet peeve
South African Texas 4 (but not 4) should also be announced per the rules Dave Beer quotes below. This is an excellent way to mislead opponents, since everyone will assume it's normal Texas. So I don't do that, alerting instead, and recommend you do the same ...
A Bridge Swifty
I first heard it in backgammon, long ago.
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
Interesting. I wonder if H-H will have visa problems after their tax evasion convictions?
A Bridge Swifty
"Nobody got better results with Hamman than I did" said Tom wolfishly. "Darvas couldn't have written Right Through the Pack alone" said Tom heartlessly. "I made Life Master in 11 weeks" said Tom flintheartedly.
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
Henrik: I'm aware of that. I meant the Canadian reference to apply only to Gavin, but I suppose there's a little ambiguity.
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