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John Newman
John Newman
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Nov. 3, 2013
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Oct. 19
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Ella Pattison's lead problem: AKT954 987 QT97 ---
I'm real curious to see what the boppers say about this one :)
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ8 AJ82 KQT854 ---
Alright, thanks for your thoughts everyone. That was the auction as it happened at the table, and a couple of friends asked how I'd bid it. How would you bid these hands, dealer North (and yes, somehow EW stayed silent)? ♠K109763 ♥KQ10965 ♦- ♣6 ♠QJ8 ♥AJ82 ♦KQ10854 ♣-
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ8 AJ82 KQT854 ---
Over 3, you would have decided how to proceed depending on whether partner showed a serious hand or not?
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ8 AJ82 KQT854 ---
We play it as last train, I was interested in people's decisions after each treatment. I'll see if I can edit it
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ8 AJ82 KQT854 ---
True, the methods may not be optimal, I'm mostly interested in how people would bid within the constraints of the system
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ8 AJ82 KQT854 ---
None at all :)
Efficient bridge thinking tricks, and how to learn them
Excellent habit! One of my favourite hands happened after an unblock of some transport pips created a trick twelve guess for one of the defenders: http://tinyurl.com/y8vhh38b I think this was not much of a guess really though - most Australians under the age of 40 automatically preserve a ...
Efficient bridge thinking tricks, and how to learn them
Kantar's "Take All Your Chances" is a good introduction to applying this.
Efficient bridge thinking tricks, and how to learn them
Experts: does anyone have good tricks for remembering the sequence defenders have played their pips? On a good day I can recall whether each opp has played high-low or low-high in each suit, but it'd be nice to be able to internalise the sequence they play their pips in ...
Efficient bridge thinking tricks, and how to learn them
You may have a better technique (if so pass it on!), these are the best I know: Counting trumps: work with the smallest numbers possible. This is less taxing than double counting. Work out which trumps are missing - xxxxx "five" (five trumps are missing). As you cash a top trump ...