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Eric Hamilton
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Jan. 19, 2017
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That will be very much influenced by partner's first-seat and fourth-seat tendencies.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: Q9732 A42 J4 982
Asking not arguing here, but how are you going to feel if the auction continues 3H by your LHO and 4H by RHO? And what will you do over 4H?
What To Do When Someone Acts on UI?
In unsophisticated club games I have often encountered opponents who play the devastatingly effective Hesitation Defense against our weak NT. The most effective counter that I've found is to politely ask "Do we all agree that there was a break in tempo here?" at the time of the hesitation.
IMPed Pairs: towards a better datum
> The poor pair who's only crime was sitting in the wrong place at the wrong time lost a punitive 11 imps. That seems somewhat inherent in the pairs format, does it not? The problem is that there are “right places” and “wrong places” and these are assigned by chance ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
>Have you ever sat down... BTDT, often >Fewer than 10% want to improve their game. Right around 90% want advice on how to win the most pigmented Masterpoints in the shortest amount of time And they are remarkably reluctant to consider the proposition that improving their game is an effective ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
> 1 huge KO and a bunch of consolation events for those that don't cut it... How about one huge multi-day stratified Swiss event? Multi-day would allow 24 or 36 boards per round which greatly reduces the randomness, and the Swiss format keeps everyone engaged throughout.
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
I find that one of the more effective indicators is how quickly and confidently a player claims/concedes once the outcome is clear. Weak players will often play out a hand even after there is no doubt about the outcome.
John Torrey's bidding problem: 632 K96 AQ9 AT62
A spade stop is overrated here, as LHO doubled instead of overcalling and RHO couldn’t scrape up a 1S call after the double.
Brain Performance Drugs
Did Socrates not say “The uncaffeinated life is not worth living”? Maybe I’m misremembering the exact quote, but I’m sure I have it pretty close.
David Carlisle's bidding problem: --- A654 J3 AQ96543
I'm thinking about the choice between 4C and 3H, not 3H and 2H. 4C pretty much guarantees that game won't be missed :) and I'm not sure it will lead to a minus much more often than 3H.
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