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Martin Lindfors
Martin Lindfors
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Sept. 24, 2017
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about me

I started bridge in 2017, and mostly play at my local club in Sweden.

Outside of bridge, I'm a graduate student doing machine learning research. 

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Sweden

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Filbyter Bridge
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Takeout doubles
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AKQJ QJ 984 K982
1 - 1 - 1 - 1NT - AP Turns out partner held a 9-count and game was fine. 1 - 1 - 1 - 1NT - 2NT - AP Partner held a 6-count and 2NT went down.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: QJ76543 4 654 Q4
4 seems very rich.
How "clean" has the Bermuda Bowl been?
You say "false", but your reasoning seems to point to "don't know".
Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
In that case, we should start by abolishing bidding boxes and screens.
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Nobody claims that tens are useless. But also, nobody *should* claim that an ace is less valuable than two queens, with nothing else known about the deal.
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Feel free to be as quirky as you like in your own play, but I think new players should be taught methods that will work for them even when leaving the local area. I feel bad for your students, if that ever happens for them.
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
I start with hcp and adjust for things like shape, intermediates, honor distribution, and ease of rebid.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: 4 QJ8753 AK4 K64
Nope. But with that hand, since he didn't bid a 5-card minor (I normally do that, at the very least with an unbalanced hand), I'm expecting a 3=2=4=4 shape, or something similar. Hence, heart tolerance. We have quite a suit oriented hand so I'm ...
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Yes, it's [i]nice[/i] to have an opening bid show a certain number of losers or fewer. But that does [b]in no way[/b] imply that LTC should be the main focus of choosing whether or not to open a hand on the one-level. One-level openings do ...
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: 4 QJ8753 AK4 K64
White on red, partner is quite happy to make a penalty pass. He didn't. So he can't have much length in spades. I'll try 4.
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