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Paul Block
Paul Block
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Member Since
Jan. 3, 2014
Last Seen
Sept. 18
Member Type
bridge player

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Paul Block's bidding problem: AQT8 QT732 Q7 KJ
Doubling seemed obvious to me, but when no one else in this (admittedly small) robot tournament doubled (and went -550), I thought I should take a sanity check. There were seven players: 5 bid 5, 1 passed and let his robot partner bid 5. I alone doubled and ...
Paul Block's bidding problem: AQT8 QT732 Q7 KJ
I wish we could add that note when we have a clear penalty double. What GIB actually reads if you double is "5+; 11-21 HCP; 12-22 total pts" (although, I like yours better). If you choose to bid 5h GIB reads the exact same info. I will post the ...
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What, you think bridge players are competitive?
Mark Chen's bidding problem: AK5 Q953 J52 AKJ
I've had success bidding 3nt over opposing preempts without a real stopper in the preemptor's suit; however, those hands tend to have flaws that makes other bids unattractive. In this case, you had ideal support for all of the unbid suits and nothing to speak of in diamonds ...
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AT A87652 6 QT54
If your opponent wasn't willing to pass the re-opening double he shouldn't pass at the first opportunity.
Is this a psyche?
The question of whether the table result should be changed really seems like a disingenuous attempt to improve the result through frivolous litigation. The director seems to have felt the same and ruled accordingly. These gambling 3nt hands are so rare that the likelihood of an undisclosed understanding is small ...
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Okay, I guess it may be time to upgrade from my iPhone 4. I hadn't previously had a reason, but now it looks like I need to so I can use your app.
Oren Kriegel's lead problem: QTx AJT Q8xxx Ax
Thanks for running the sim. I found it interesting and useful.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Chris, You certainly have a point about masterpoints being a reasonable marketing tool, but I feel strongly that the ACBL should also have a parallel measure for evaluating skill rather than experience. While I was thinking about this, a possible fix for the system occurred to me (this may not ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
The whole concept of masterpoints is so poorly conceived that the myriad masterpoint related problems shouldn't be surprising. I have nothing to offer as far as fixing the system. My suggestion is that the the our rating scheme be blown up and re-designed.

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