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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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Is filing a recorder form warranted.
When I simmed the hand, I was surprised that 3NT makes close to half the time, and pulling up in 2NT makes about 80%. Give opener a dozen points or so on average, and responder a max of about 4 for passing, and the balancing 1NT holding tilts towards the ...
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
IMO the glacial pace of expert tournament play makes it unwatchable for all but the most serious and already-committed fans. Casual onlookers would vow never to take up the game zzzzzzz. Something along the lines of fast pairs speed might have a chance.
Advance game try doubles
Transfers beginning with Double in those positions. (1) 1 (3), then X = diamonds 3 = hearts 3 = at least constructive raise 3 = competing You can ‘split raise’ using the transfers. You might try 3 with Qxxx AKxx xx xxx or whatever. As Kit writes ...
Who Will Win the Open European Championship?
No clue, but I do note that Abstentions are close to overtaking Italy.
Negative Free Bids and the consequences
Some play them through 3m, if no jump is involved. 1 (2) 3 is the 'last' NFB.
He may have forgotten
I think it might be interesting to try ‘self-alerting’ (to the table, not just your screen-mate). It would clear up this kind of mixup, and countless others, because the 2 bidder would have announced ‘5-5 in the majors’. Sure, partner would be alerted to the meaning of your call ...
My first ATB
He doubled? Oh yeah I see what you mean. You’re seldom wrong Richard, thanks for spotting it. OK tweaked the sim to give opener 5+ diamonds and at least KJ or so … shouldn’t make much difference but we’ll see. Yes it slightly lowers the chances. 6 ...
My first ATB
For what it is worth, and that might not be much, a simulation has 6 making about 40%, and 5 close to 90%. 3NT makes some three-quarters of the time. I gave opener 11+ HCP, 4+ diamonds, no 5-card major.
I need help with probabilities
I looked at 400K leads against notrump contracts, and KJxx was a cellar-dweller. http://bridgetoofar.blog/ntleads.PNG
Downgrades?
Paul: Craig will no doubt reply, but I was curious. Results for Eric's hand are pretty much equidistant between results for 4333 14- and 15-pointers, all played opposite balanced 10 HCP. For 14-HCP 4333, chances of making 3NT are 38.2%. For Eric's QJ3 QJ5 Q986 AQJ chances ...
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