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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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Member Since
July 9, 2014
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Bridge Player
about me

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, my wife and I used to play a lot, and made token appearances in the lower flights of a couple of GNTs and NAPs and such.  Also managed to lose in the finals of the 0-750 knockouts at three straight Spring Nationals, which is harder to do than it sounds.


Then kids happened. 


Now we don't play much.


United States of America

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Not Losing Money on NABCs
The problem with this is even if I were attracted to enter, I couldn’t possibly afford to accidentally win a couple days.
Terry Beckman's bidding problem: Axxx --- QTxxx Txxx
If you’re going to bid 6D (I wouldn’t but at IMPs I would), why not 5S on the way?
Neither member of the partnership knew what the other one thought double meant, so they get equal blame. Unless West knew it was takeout and passed anyway, in which case he gets 223%.
Should score be adjusted?
Most pairs would play 2D as an artificial relay/enquiry these days.
Should score be adjusted?
The fact that you have to give two paragraphs of away from the table analysis (that includes the words “slightly less than 50%” !!!!)means it’s not so obvious that it means you shouldn’t get an adjustment.
Duplicate Poker
The most obvious problem with duplicate poker (as alluded to above) is that stack sizes matter hugely. The right play at one stack depth may be horribly wrong at another. Unless you’re resetting stack sizes each hand (yuck), having the same cards doesn’t duplicate things well. For non ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: A643 KQT95 A K87
I’m with you. It can’t really lead anywhere useful (what’s partner supposed to do with it?) If you think the hand’s worth 2NT (I don’t but it’s not silly) then bid it. I’d rather bid 3H than 2S here!
In Praise of Richard Willey
Point well understood regarding a one time event (though a sufficiently large match minimizes this), but some edges are too big to pass up.
In Praise of Richard Willey
If I were ever actually a 3-2 (sic) favorite at anything played for high stakes, I’d have backers lining up out the door.
The combination of North’s 2D (conservative but probably fine) and South’s pass over 2H (3D seems clearly better) meant that they were never going to bid any higher than absolutely necessary.

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