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Ken Gamble
Ken Gamble
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
Aug. 15
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
At a table in the Hawaii Regional (1985), Max Hardy mentioned my takeout double had a slight odor to it. Five days later he was able name every spot card in my hand
Bridge Accomplishments
Many Regionals, no Nationals
Regular Bridge Partners
Carol Maggipinto, Bob Price, Don Seldeen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Santa Cruz Bridge Unit
Favorite Tournaments
Monterey Regional
BBO Username
KenGamble
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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It's Your invitation
Excellent Doug! So just having 2 Aces and no tens, one should never invite with 4432 hands (23% making game). Correct? But KnR is saying two Aces is worth 9 points which is probably invitational to most players. So if one invites, the 16 point notrump partner will accept and ...
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Actually the simulations I would like to see are: 1. North has 16-17 points so game is bid on every shuffle. 2. South has 8 points with two Aces, 2 four-card suits and no tens. 3. Same with 2 tens. 4. Repeat 1-3 with one or both suits being a ...
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I didn't consider tens and nines which was clearly an error as most are using these cards for their evaluations. My partnership doesn't open 1NT with a 5 card major so I was being a little selfish here. But I'm very happy with the comments and they ...
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Got it! Never used KnR.
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Yes, that's the simulation I'm referring to. Am I reading the results wrong? I see no cases where he gets up to 9 tricks.
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Have you noticed the large discrepancy between KnR and Ted's simulations? Two Aces = 9 tricks for KnR and ~8.1 for the simulations. Seems like a huge difference. Tens and Nines are not included in either. Anyone else done simulations on this subject? How heavy can we rely on ...
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Thanks Ken, I saw your post after mine. Seems clear the 9's are important here.
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Looks like I'm on the losing side of the split personality. However, I recently came across some simulations ran by Ted Muller. If you trust his simulations, then two Aces and two 4-card suits will yield 8.1 tricks on the average. Having 3 tens will add to the ...
How would you rule?
Even though it probably won't change any of the arguments above, all 4 hands are presented below. Most commentators had already a pretty good idea what West and South hands were. N: AK 983 KQ9643 42 S: Q2 6 AJ87 KQT865 ...
How would you rule?
By agreement a cuebid is the only forcing action by advancer. Both 2D and 3D can be passed.
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