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Danny Sprung
Danny Sprung
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
41 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Mixed with Jo, winning my first club game with my grandmother
Regular Bridge Partners
JoAnn Sprung
Favorite Tournaments
Any National. Gold Coast Congress
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1 Club, Multi 2 Diamonds
BBO Username
3for3
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
That would be true if some boards were 'more difficult' than others. It is true that playing all pairs is analogous to your example. Skipping the weakest pair in the room materially changes your expected percentage. Skipping certain boards does not.
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John: Having one range for Michaels is a bit dangerous. I'd surely Michaels over a minor, not vulnerable with any excuse. Changing the vulnerability, and forcing your side to the 3 level should change you range.
David Yates's bidding problem: A94 AKQ95 Q65 T8
I had almost this exact hand at a recent sectional. I passed, and was soon +300, My counterpart overcalled 1NT and was +120.
New Go Program
The main difference between bridge and all of the other games mentioned is the bidding. It is more like learning a language, than the brute force understanding of various strategic moves, hidden information (poker) or not. Obviously, one could try to teach a program 2/1 or Meckwell lite, or ...
New Go Program
I doubt we'd ever program ourselves into obsolescence. I am sure we can learn a LOT about our game from the sheer power of well programmed bots. Ask any Chess/Backgammon/Go player how much they have learned from the neural nets. Have 'we' learned much from the bridge ...
Suit first or distribution first
I answered always unbalanced, but would use my judgement with a pure 44.
Unusual Pairings and names.
Played against Phil Rizutto at the club here in Vegas, I understand his nickname was the Scooter, There is a player named Bob Feller from NY state.
What makes something a bridge brilliancy?
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/best-hand-of-the-trials/
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Unless your partner is ready for a hand this weak, you won't be going plus 140 often. The hands your can make 3 will be played in 4.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Back when they used to have live VuGraph, someone asked Rodwell about their defense to strong Club. He said he had done extensive simulations and found Mathe was the best.
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