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Doug Bennion
Doug Bennion
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Member Since
Aug. 15, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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

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

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

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zelig and doug
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Troll Control
There is not a thing wrong with constructive civil comments and suggestions and alternative points of view. It's the snark and the negativity and the sarcasm and the bullying and the just plain unpleasantness of some of the commentators. The offenders are small in number but some are prolific ...
$99 US is about a grand in his (our) native currency :-)
All Stiffs Created Equal
Oh I see, Richard. You're keen to understand the inner workings of a double dummy engine. For that, I suggest Google is your friend.
All Stiffs Created Equal
Sarcasm noted. The double dummy sims generally make good proxies for hands that will be declared and defended by normal human beings. Some readers might not be familiar with Richard Pavlicek's excellent site. Here for 80K deals he compares play by normal human being experts with double dummy results ...
All Stiffs Created Equal
The xx trump suit has an additional trump, which is a formidable edge.
All Stiffs Created Equal
The fact that "x" is getting approx the same results as "H" suggests the 'pinning' has no special effect. A stiff "H" is supporting honors in responder's hand.
All Stiffs Created Equal
Same. I've written a better reporting system for it, but didn't need it for this little job.
Trapped By The Old Mind Syndrome
Thanks good stuff. I particularly liked the suggestion to teach newbies there are balanced and unbalanced hands; open the balanced ones 1, 2, 1NT or 2NT.
The scoring system
Second and subsequent undoubled undertricks cost 100 each. It's nuts that down 2 for -100 will score better than most partials the other way. Down -150 has quite a different flavor to it.
Looking for Information about Match Point Precision
There is a local pair who must play something like this. Their weak 1NT opener denies a 4-card major. I like using my weak notrumps as often as I can, so I wondered what happens to their 1NT frequency when they cap their major-suit lengths. My trusty deal-generator tells me ...

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