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Marty Harris
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Nov. 3, 2010
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A possibly crazy idea for ACBL skip bid procedure
Let the stop card die in peace. It was a terrible idea, glad to be rid of it. Your suggestion would make the problem even worse. Many people find it very distracting to have a red card waved in front of them, so they don't think about their bid ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Ed, most American pairs that play transfer responses rebid 1 of PS (accept the transfer) with all Weak NTs (2 or 3 card support for PS). That leaves a 1NT rebid free to show 18-19. Dave, it's not a question of deliberately breaking things just to fix them. Transfer ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Ray, I'm curious, what did you conclude from these poll results? The way I read them, 53% will respond on 0 HCP in at least some circumstances. Another 44% routinely respond with fewer than 6 HCP (their minimum is somewhere in the 3 to 5 range). Only 3% expect ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Dave Waterman, you often disparage artificial bids, yet you decline to acknowledge the many benefits they yield. Danny just made a great point. Playing transfer responses to 1C, it's safer to respond on a very weak hand because partner won't ever jump to 2NT to show 18-19 balanced ...
ATB: Overbid slam
Both 1 and 2. South should have bid a natural 2S (hoping to show his diamond shortness by patterning out while also making it possible to locate a superior 4-4 spade fit). North should have control bid 4S, conveying that he likes his hand but has less than a max ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Ray, in both polls you left out the option that many people would vote for: "0 HCP as long as bidding may improve the contract." [You might want to add, "... or gives us a chance to steal in circumstances where it's not too risky to try.] There are many ...
IMO, a big part of the problem is how does the A.I. computer analyze opponents' bidding to learn from prior hands. In order for A.I. to learn efficiently, in all other areas it has studied a large sample of humans' games (at least initially). However, it can't ...
What ACBL Arbitration Agreement?
He didn't "win" his court case. He simply won a preliminary, procedural battle that allows him to litigate the case in court instead of in arbitration. The main perceived advantage of arbitration is avoiding depositions and certain other parts of "discovery" that cost money. IMO, however, you go to ...
What ACBL Arbitration Agreement?
I was not involved in this case but I am an attorney and this morning I read the court's decision on-line. The California court's ruling certainly won't be binding on ACBL in litigation in any other state. Further, courts in other states are unlikely to blindly follow ...
Simulation help!
Dave, you're dead wrong about this. All bidding theorists agree that if you're going to use relays, the unbalanced hand should describe its shape while the balanced hand asks questions. I've never seen or heard any serious theorist advocate doing it the opposite way. It's also ...
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