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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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about me

Semi-retired mathematician (numerical analysis, applied math, linear algebra, statistics, etc.) I like woodworking, especially wood turning. I enjoy writing up bridge hands, which I find can improve my own play, by forcing me to think about what is happening at the table.

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Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
Any convention is bad when used sans judgment.
Polish Pair found guilty-but no penalty
Maclej - If I read your statement, I see the statement "What they did is against the law" ! Hmm. Surprising that the lawyer of BZ admits his clients broke the law. But that is good to hear. Or perhaps you meant this to be interpreted differently. The word "they" can be ...
Do you stay or do you go?
@Ilya - An 8 count? Do you really count an ace, two kings, and a queen as 8 points? Did you miss the ace of clubs? Or just count differently than the rest of us?
Do you stay or do you go?
My problem with that is I have a very strong stomach. :)
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Well I'll be a horned toad. I'd have thought it would take years for the ACBL to try something like this. I wonder who managed to get this idea going? Whoever got it off the ground, well done! I'm very happy to see some progress in this ...
Woud you find this good slam after a strong 2C opening?
On a club lead, heart hooks are dangerous, if your opponent is capable of ducking the offside heart king.
What is 1NT-(4!S)-4NT?
I was disappointed that my favorite was not a choice - penalty, in the form of reverse Fishbein. Lacking that choice, I'd go for two suited, but could be three suited in a pinch.
Matter of Style
We had that hand. Partner opened 1♡, the bidding stopped in 2♠ (by me) when South came into the bidding. As she put her hand down, she laughed and said I would probably have opened 1NT. Without blinking an eye, I agreed. (They defended insanely and let me make 11 ...
Mini Springold start day
There are always tradeoffs. One must assume this was done to allow more people to enter the main event, then enter a mini/micro Spingold if they lose the first day. It makes sense for them. The mini/micro events are not there only for youth players. In fact, the ...
Technique or psychology?
I so miss the days when I could find opponents who would be scared off if I lead the club suit myself. :) That is why you don't want to lead the queen from dummy, because you want to avoid a cover. If you are going to lead the clubs ...
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