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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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17 hours ago
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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 Or Dontcha?
So many factors to consider here. An egg-plastered face is not really one, since that is arguably a normal state of affairs for me anyway. :) I assume standard count and attitude. So if partner had the doubleton 85, there is no question, they are always going to play the 8 ...
Why the uproar about Cell Phones? Are they really THE problem?
@Bill, so let me understand. After 36 years of learning my wife's voice perfectly well, you tell me that I was doing exactly the wrong thing? DARN! Was there a manual I was supposed to have read 36 years ago? In that case, I can't win. I've ...
Why the uproar about Cell Phones? Are they really THE problem?
There are issues with cell phones. For those of you who are married, you might appreciate what I say here. I can play bridge online with the tv on in the background, or with music in my headphones. Noise is not a problem. My mind tunes it out, treating it ...
Dick Wilson's bidding problem: --- J98732 KJ864 T2
I bid only if I am playing one adjective bridge, thus I can append one adjective to any bid. In that case, I might at least consider a "takeout" double on this goulash deal.
for those who play (or know) Criss-Cross
I think any game invitations by them might be to play canasta though.
for those who play (or know) Criss-Cross
So, yesterday playing face to face. 2 board rounds. The first board goes 1♢-3♣-4♣-4♢. No alerts. Of course, 3♣ was criss-cross, so a limit raise in diamonds. South said they had discussed it, but North forgot. They make 10 tricks in diamonds, which is dead average. Quick ...
Dick Wilson's bidding problem: --- J98732 KJ864 T2
This is interesting, since I held the East hand at the table. Partner has 0-3 cards in the minors, usually 3. Assuming standard bidding, North has at least 3 clubs. South might not choose to blast game in clubs with a good hand at match points, since that bypasses 3NT ...
Where did you learn to play bridge?
I learned to play bridge by kibbing a lunch time game in a conference room at work, around 1979 or so. Then I moved to a cafeteria game, where we played chicago for the princely sum of 5 cents per 100 points, with a max of $2 for the day ...
DIAMOND Wins Spingold
An amazing win. Congratulations to a great team that came back from a big deficit, one board at a time.
Stuck Together Cards in Spingold?
@Ken: I disagree. Were it true that two cards were stuck together and the hand was played with effectively 12 cards by declarer, that is still a player error. Not counting your cards, not knowing your own distribution or the cards in your hand is a basic mental error. You ...

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