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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
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Bridge Player
United States of America

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Second place in an A/X Swiss, in a field with multiple Grand Life Masters including Eddie Wold and Shawn Quinn.
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Harry Elliott, Jon Goldberg, Jim Andre
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Ruby Life Master
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The fortunes and misfortunes of my first teams tournament
Congratulations! I think I would manage to stop in game on the second board, with this bidding: 2 (SAF) - 2 (immediate negative); 2 (Birthright) - 2 (forced); 2NT (24+ balanced) - 3 (5 spades); 4 (control bid) - 4; end.
Bridge Bots
I do not. I suspect an exact tie will be rare in practice; in such a case, I'd suspect it would simply flip a coin. Perhaps someone with insider knowledge might weigh in.
How would you handle this as the director?
If the East-West agreement is that 3 is nonforcing here, then that must be alerted, at least in the ACBL and I assume in most other jurisdictions. It is not required for South to ask. So for that part of things, the director was wrong. On the other hand ...
Bridge Bots
GIB isn't explicitly programmed to do that, but that happens as a consequence of how it thinks. GIB uses what's called a "Monte Carlo" method: it creates multiple possible deals that (it thinks) are consistent with the bidding and play to that point, and uses a fast double-dummy ...
Bridge Bots
In fact it's not true that GIB doesn't signal. It doesn't signal as well as a human or in all situations that a human would, but if you go to Robot World and click on "GIB convention card" you can read this: When it's following to ...
Escape When Nonvul Mini-NT Is Doubled or Do You Wanna Dance?
I've tried systems that put both strong and weak hands into a forcing pass. The problem I had was that all too often, fourth hand would bid something; opener then has to pass, in case responder is weak, and then when responder is strong she has to decide how ...
Escape When Nonvul Mini-NT Is Doubled or Do You Wanna Dance?
I use the same methods for the same reasons, albeit over a 12-14 opener rather than 10-12.
Not a bidding poll
6-4 hands are one-suiters with a side feature. As for the strength, opposite an unpassed partner I'd agree, but when partner is a passed hand I feel game is unlikely and want to bid to the limit right away.
Not a bidding poll
At third seat favorable, that hand looks more like 3S to me than 1S. Though I'm passing, with much the same thoughts as Ellis Feigenbaum above.
Why is South taking any call holding balanced trash? Why is North bidding a 5C that has two ways to lose?

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