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Kevin Cline
Kevin Cline
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
July 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Hamman saying "Squashed like a bug" after I squeezed him for an overtrick
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flt A Swiss Dallas Regional 2010 with Michael Heymann, John Zilic, and Jeff Juster
Favorite Conventions
Two-way checkback stayman
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thank you for providing many happy hours!
Scoring in Bridge
The number of tricks needed for game in contract bridge was not a singular design of Vanderbilt's. It's just a simplification of auction bridge scoring, where clubs scored 6, diamonds 7, hearts 8, spades 9, no trump 10, and thirty points were required for game.
Scoring in Bridge
I thought it was Marty Bergen.
Scoring in Bridge
Meh. I see no reason why duplicate scoring should reward the same actions that are best at rubber bridge. No matter what the form of scoring, it is up to the players to maximize their expectation with each action. It's of no importance that different actions may be required ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AT QJ73 865 9876
I count this hand as about 2-1/2 cover cards: SA, HQ about 1/2, plus possible spade ruff, but only one trick on defense. The HJ would be more valuable in any other suit, so this hand has only 6 working HCP. Not enough defense for a mixed raise ...
Keep Bidding Cards on the Table until the Opening Lead Is Made?
Harald, yes, I am calling. "Law 21g.1: A player may not ask a question if his sole purpose is to benefit partner." If the defender in the pass-out seat is not considering a call other than pass, it is improper for them to ask before their partner makes a ...
Keep Bidding Cards on the Table until the Opening Lead Is Made?
Steve, happily the players at my club know better. In a tournament, I call the director if the leader's partner asks questions before the final pass. Anyone playing in an open event SHOULD know better. If they didn't, they soon will.
Computer Bridge: Counting Winners versus NT II
It seems it would make sense for the robot to just deal some number of random hands consistent with the auction, then solve each double dummy and play the card that has the highest expectation.
Kevin Cline's bidding problem: KQTxx AKTx xx xx
2 is a one-round force. There's a lot of bidding, and obviously some of the bidders have less than the usual number of high cards. I wonder what they might be bidding on?
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
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