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Doug Bennion
Doug Bennion
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Aug. 15, 2011
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Sept. 24
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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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Inexpensive, Portable Screens?
I wondered if something along the lines of ‘display boards’ or ‘presentation boards’ or ‘poster boards’ might do a quick and dirty job of it. The price would be just a few dollars per table and stands are available … https://www.google.com/search?q=%22poster+board+stand+holder%22 ...
Inexpensive, Portable Screens?
I wondered if something along the lines of ‘display boards’ or ‘presentation boards’ or ‘poster boards’ might do a quick and dirty job of it. The price would be just a few dollars per table and stands are available … https://www.google.com/search?q=%22poster+board+stand+holder%22 ...
Infraction no penalty
Surprised responder didn't utter "really?" upon hearing the explanation. I suppose he'd be taken out and shot for that.
Opening 1!D with 5clubs and 4diamonds
I'm guessing the amusement resulted from the opener being a weak notrump.
7927?
9436 through Wed, headed for something like 13700, down close to 20% from 2014 Vegas total 16600
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
This might be an algorithm for ‘cheating on lead’. In the double-dummy world, about 1/3 of the time a (normal) lead from any suit is best (all suits tied), and about 1/3 of the time there is only one suit that is best (I never find that suit ...
Am I just wrong?
I just used DM Pro on 25K notrump contracts ... balanced 14 opposite balanced 10. After dealing, the option to proceed with Deep Finesse tells me 3NT makes 8945 times, whereas proceeding with DDS tells me 3NT makes 8945 times. Other comparisons (making xNT) are likewise identical. The DDS calculations are ...
Am I just wrong?
DM Pro uses two different DD engines. At the end of the 'dealing' phase, if you continue with 'DF Analysis', DM Pro uses Deep Finesse. If you continue with 'Continue', DM Pro uses Bo Haglund's DDS (which I find is considerably faster). Outputs are different.
BW Censorship
A couple of years ago I surveyed double dummy leads against a ‘blind’ 3NT contract. I was impressed with how many ‘ties’ there are for ‘best lead’. Only 32% of the time, the best lead was from one suit. Some 12% of the time, two suits shared the honor. About ...
Explain this double
Good spade raise. 3 is minimum raise.
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