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David Burch
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May 17, 2018
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Bridge Player
about me

I'm just a pretty average club player in the UK.  However, I am Chairman of Woking Bridge Club in Surrey, UK, which is a friendly ethical club, so do join us if you fancy a game while visiting the area.

Also, I have a Ph.D. in Statistical Mechanics, and know how the odds of suit distributions really work.

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Which law applies?
Bridge was the most popular game in Alcatraz. They played sitting on hassocks at cut down table in the courtyard with dominoes because they weren't allowed playing cards. George "Machine-Gun" Kelly was a keen player.
Am I Old Fashioned?
So the consensus is "Yes". Thank you all for your helpful comments; the advice to sacrifice improving a partial for improved game/slam bidding, even at matchpoints; the suggestions for systemic improvements and the delve into history. Now to let my partner know. She will be pleased.
Director's Handbook.
The EBU has: which may help. Kali Tikhi.
Why is this day different from all others?
I wasn't there either. But I wouldn't mind a mention.
Believe What You See
Yes, Andy, simpler in this case. However, I should have made it clear that since playing a top Spade on the first round will succeed against all of the 1=3 breaks, then the odds favour this line by 20:9. If the top Spade collects two small Spades and ...
Believe What You See
Using my method for calculating odds at the table, the relative odds for Spades 1=3:0=4 are 5/1:9/4 = 20:9. So the relative odds for Q:0=4 are 5:9. As you say, 0=4 is nearly twice as likely as the singleton queen.
Strength Chart for Unbalanced Hands
Sending privately.
Strength Chart for Unbalanced Hands
Surely context is important? I refer to Andrew Robson's article in today's Times:
Post 22. Flag-Flying, Bluff bids, Surprise Bids, Psyches, Psyching, Freak Bids and general camouflage. Saturday 4th January 2020
Was that seed sewn to stitch up the opposition?!
What is 3C
3 would be a high card raise with 3 card Spade support.

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