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Jonathan Campbell
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What is a No-trump range?
That was the range for the Baron 1NT, counting a 10 as 1/2 point IIRC. But there were a lot of hands that would be a weak 1NT opener today that Baron wouldn't treat that way due to honour location and rebidding considerations. As if point count didn ...
Ethymology of "canapé" in Bridge?
I don’t know whether McKenney ever physically went to the UK, or if his writings detailing the suit preference signal just happened to be the first published there and led some to name the technique after him. He was the bridge columnist for the NEA syndicate for over 20 ...
Ethymology of "canapé" in Bridge?
For what it's worth, here's an excerpt from an article by William E. McKenney published in 1931. This was part of a long series he wrote surveying bidding methods you might find at the time, at least in the Eastern United States, including various artificial one-club and two-club ...
What killed American Bridge--a Poll from the Year 2040.
I answered the first one, which is why I think people aren't taking up bridge, and "other" to account for the fact that people who do play bridge are participating less because of advancing age/health issues more than anything else. The bracketing/stratification issues debated here may influence ...
Modified Baze
The Four Aces in the US started doing something very similar somewhere in the late thirties or early forties. It wasn't in the system book they published in 1935 but Goren mentioned it as one of four "expert variations" on standard bidding methods in his 1944 "Standard Book of ...
Modified Baze
Mike: a groomsman is to a bridesmaid as the best man is to the maid of honour i.e. additional male attendants. You have to suit up, but you don't have responsibility for not losing the rings. Numbers vary according to how big a wedding party is planned. I ...
Do you add 1Hcp for all 4 Aces?
Goren did the four aces +1 adjustment for NT bids as well, it was the only adjustment he applied in those cases. It's on the first page of the chapter on point count for NT bidding of his "Point Count Bidding in Contract Bridge".
Jeopardy Star - James Holzhauer - Plays Duplicate Bridge
After the first commercial break in Jeopardy, there is (is there still? I haven't watched in years) a "human interest" segment where Alex Trebek talks to each contestant about something personal to them like hobbies or achievements (they must have to provide this sort of information when they become ...
Do you add 1Hcp for all 4 Aces?
Goren's distributional count had a lot of little adjustment rules that codify hand evaluation principles better players apply subconsciously. On this hand I don't think I would open 2NT but I'm not offended by the thought. I doubt many people apply them anymore because Goren is no ...
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
Or that it has a safety factor of two (one in aerospace).
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