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David Levin
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May 13, 2015
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about me

I live in the mountains of western North Carolina (US) and work as a freelance editor of nonfiction. The latter was preceded by two lengthy stints as a systems engineer in the telecom industry. I have written and self-published several books and ebooks (one on bridge, the remainder on chess) and have recorded several digital audio tracks. I last played bridge in 2007.

Effective October 29, 2016, I will try to consistently use the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hen," which means "he or she" or "him or her," and the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hens," which means "his or her" or "his or hers."

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Cater for as much as you can
I agree that the K will likely be ducked if East holds the ace, being that West's signal could be factored in (although at least the "get information" part of my intent would be met). But if West held say, Axxx (in addition to the K and J suggested ...
Cater for as much as you can
I'm leading the K at Trick 2, to build an entry and get information. A defender takes the ace (likely West from the failure to lead a heart, but it probably doesn't matter) and continues clubs. I win in Dummy and run three diamonds (assuming 3-2, which seems ...
Just a neat deal from junior practice
If we credit West with Ax to go with A-fifth or -sixth, West's also holding the K would seem inconsistent with opening 2. So, although I agree that failing to capture the K would be remarkable, rising wouldn't set the contract by force.
Computer Bridge: Card Combinations in Notrump
I am proposing a many-suit-layouts-possible catalog, which seems a far cry from an all-hands-possible catalog. Added: The last few pages of the article discuss how the catalog might summarize the prospects and risks offered by a single-dummy card-combination, information that human players routinely use. Robot would probe the depths of ...
Just a neat deal from junior practice
I understand why "rewarding," but why "frustrating"?
Develop Tricks
"(Deleted — it was probably dumb)" But would the time until others realized it have exceeded the Andy threshold of 59 minutes?
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
Nontransitive relationships can occur in chess also, as in Q&N > Q&B > R&B&B > Q&N.
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Do bridge paradoxes exist?
Having thought of a construction before seeing Stephen's reply, I figured I'd post it. Dummy: xxx=KT6x=Ax=KQxx Declarer: xx=A95xx=KQxx=Ax Declarer had opened 1, LHO had overcalled 1, and the final contract became either 4 or 5. The defense starts ...
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