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Krishna Chakravartula
Krishna Chakravartula
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Experienced Bridge player based in Bangalore, India.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Pulling of a Grosvenor gambit against friends at a bridge party in my house.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won at Zonal Level, Qualified to final stage at National Level.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Conventions
DONT'T'ON - A Strong Club Defense.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Three Player Bridge
@John: Yes. I guess this version is more popular in India, I've played it a few times. I've tried in the past to get my friends to play better known variants like Deuces Wild, without much success.
Mentality of Cheating
I think MR's point is that when limitations of the conditions of contest encourage such unsportsmanlike conduct, it should not be classified as cheating.
Mentality of Cheating
Assuming cheating here means something illegal or against established rules, then the 'cheat each day' is an overstatement. Heck, even if frivolous stuff like cheating on your own resolutions were included, the 'we all' would still be an overbid. However it is a valid point that in general people cheat ...
Mentality of Cheating
We cheat because playing Bridge has taught us that it is the long term percentage game.
The more moral game
"The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind." Edgar Allan Poe compares Chess and Bridge (Whist) in the opening paragraphs of The Murders in ...
4H odds?
Then you take finesse, it again comes down to combining chances of finesse and 33 break.
4H odds?
Ruff 2nd round of , knock out A, ruff 3rd round of , draw 2nd round of trump, A, draw 3rd round of trump, K and towards J would cater to Q doubleton too.
4H odds?
Forcing defence does not hurt declarer when trumps break. If defence is nice enough to give him some ruffs and hence 5 tricks, he only needs to develop one extras trick and has enough time to draw trumps and say check break before falling back on ...
4H odds?
The best chance appears to be 3-2 and either finess or 3-3. That would be about 56%. There are other chances if are 4-1 and East has a useful singleton, but those all appear to be minor ones.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Using controls and distribution makes it more like Zar Count rather than rule of 20 (it is well above a minimum opening using Zar count).

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