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Doug Bennion
Doug Bennion
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Aug. 15, 2011
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about me

Creator of Bridge Buff, an early bridge-playing program, and Visual Deal, an early deal-generator.

www.bridgebuff.com

Author several Bridge World articles. Try out Jammer 2D!

Author Scramble Stayman! Don't settle for 1NT!

Still building, but worth a look! BridgeTooFar.blog

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Writing style question
Google says "cue bid" is about 2.5X as popular as "cuebid", for what it's worth.
Time to make a plan B for Montreal
As of today there are border restrictions (both ways) restricting all non-essential travel. That measure will be in place for 30 days, but fat chance it won't be extended. And fatter chance playing bridge will be considered 'essential'.
Strength of Rosenkranz Double and Redoubles When Using C/1MX, Rubens Advances, Etc.
Partner and I have settled on using a transfer ladder there, beginning with XX. So after (1) 1 (X), XX = club transfer, 1NT = natural, 2 = diamond transfer = whatever 2 is for you, 2 = heart transfer, 2 = something to do with spades, 2 = something ...
Gimme More Aces and Spaces
The issue of whether double dummy results are reasonable proxies for ‘real bridge’ results has been beaten to death. I happen to think they are. Richard Pavlicek’s nice summary is worth a look http://www.rpbridge.net/8j45.htm RS: Right MH: This was a quick and dirty analysis ...
Gimme More Aces and Spaces
Responder 8-9-10 4A 41.4 64.9 84.4 3A 41.1 61.9 77.0 2A 35.5 54.6 72.0 1A 30.4 47.7 66.6 0A 23.8 42.8 62.4 The small difference between 4A and 3A when responder has 8, looks a ...
Gimme More Aces and Spaces
Steve I want to be sure I know what you are asking for. My post illustrated 16 opposite 9. You would like to see the same for 16-8 and 16-10?
Club Closings
Also in Toronto, the Toronto Bridge Club and the Cavendish have closed indefinitely.
Pairs tactics: IMPs v Matchpoints v 'the room'
OK let me try to approximate what kinds of hands the solver is dealing with. In a 2 contract, how many spade tricks will come in? Responder will have 4 spades for his X, and opener will have less than 4 for his 1NT rebid, so playing in 2 ...
Pairs tactics: IMPs v Matchpoints v 'the room'
My inclination was to bid 2H, especially at matchpoints, in part because I liked overcaller’s heart spots. So I simmed it, putting (what I think are) reasonable constraints on the unknown hands. With the OP hand, 2H makes 30%, is down 1 40%, is down 2+ 30%. 1NT by ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
I know nothing about the game or their tournaments, but this Friday schedule for the Oklahoma MagicFest shows events scheduled beginning 10:30 AM, and ending 7:30 PM. https://my.cfbevents.com/event/88/schedule
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