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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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19 hours ago
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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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A DCWMP assigned here. Director Call Without Merit Penalty. Oh. They don't have such a thing. ;-) What does weak mean? These days a good 10 count is often an opening bid. So a weak hand might be 9 or less. So I might see the difference in explanations as ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: J5 53 KQ8764 864
Pass, though I had a brief desire to bid 3♢ as a WJS here. In fact, I would forgive partner if they chose to do so. The shape is bad however. I won't commit us to the 3 level on a ratty suit with no assurance of a fit ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AJ64 5 AK9653 K6
High time to discuss equal level conversion doubles.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q AKQ875 98762 8
Partner has not yet bid. I won't mastermind the auction and start with a preempt of any sort. I open the bidding when I have an opening bid, thus 1♡. We might easily belong in a diamond slam, when 4♡ is going down.
Are Meckwell leaving the Nickel team?
These comments are just noncentsical, and coin-cidentally, even incentsitive. But surely the Dime team would find more of an upgrade if they added someone named Bill?
Cheating Related Poll - Part I
It is on page 3. In very small print, directly above mine.
I was thinking of a worse case yet. I want to show hearts, yet I have a void in spades, or a stiff ace.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AJT973 72 Q5 QJ5
Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong Whether I find a place in this world or never belong I gotta bid spades, I've gotta bid spades What else can I be but what I am I want to bid spades, not leave them in hearts And I ...
Confused old man
“May the Force be with you.” - Yoda
Confused old man
I'd suggest you are making too much of this. Let it slide. Just yesterday, I was talking about a fellow at our club. He has serious problems playing his cards, getting bids out. He has to use one of those card racks, and the person who plays the cards ...

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