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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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16 hours ago
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Bridge Writer
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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Complaints at clubs/bridge anywhere.
Get one of those ionizers. Put it near his table, asking that he sit N-S,.
Revoke Question
Revoking second time in the same suit, may (or may not - not a director, so I don't know) trigger a larger penalty, however it SHOULD trigger a suggestion the person consider taking up a different game than bridge. Or possibly just get new eyeglasses.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KQT983 Qx T9876 ---
But then you have 14 cards. ;-)
Evaluate, obligate, partnership
I disagree, because I think you missed my point. "Thus I don't think the answer to whether advancer should cue bid over 3NT (assuming it actually is a serious slam try) is not so simple. " The pertinent point is, IF you have the agreement that you will cue bid ...
Evaluate, obligate, partnership
My take is a simple one. IF I am in a bidding sequence where partner is the captain of the auction, then making a demand bid, then I respond truthfully. For example, if partner bids 4NT, asking for aces, I do not decide that well, I don't like my ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
And sadly, reading partner is far easier often than reading your opponents. You know a long time partner's mannerisms, the meaning of any hesitation. Yes, the best, most ethical bridge players will hopefully do their best to ignore any information so gained. But it can be dreadfully difficult to ...
Both mad, or just one?
David - The logic is simple, and there must be a Mollo character who would agree with me 110%. I have only 12 high card points, so I cannot bid game. I have a short suit. Therefore I'll make a short suit game try. In fact, North is to be ...
The Three-card Limit Raise: There must be a better way
So anything less than a limit raise is a non-constructive direct raise? So an 8 point hand with 3 cards is what? What are the lower limits on a 3 card limit raise in your approach?
BBO Best Hand Idea
As soon as you specify anything about the south hand (that of the human player) you make it not truly bridge, though in any case something close. That is true about 13+, or even just a spare ace. Making it slightly closer by some measure? So what? Once you make ...
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: KJ JT92 K75 A872
If the KJ of spades are any value at all in 5♡, then they will take a trick on defense too. If they are not useful, then I have a balanced 8 count. A mantra that I learned some years ago is "Flat hands defend".

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