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Philip McPeek
Philip McPeek
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Member Since
April 25, 2016
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June 14
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Book advice sought
Frank Stewart has "Who has the Queen?" though I've not actually read it myself.
Lose the Trials Semifinal with Me
Lot of clubs on 8, but 11 puts 8 to shame.
Book advice sought
Countdown to Winning Bridge is Bourke/Smith's primer on counting (1999, MPP).
Tough bidding challenge for BOTH partners
It's not going to go 1D all pass. Someone at the table has spades. Two-suited hands are difficult to bid by opening 2C, so even very good hands should tend to open at the 1-level in a standard structure.
Tough bidding challenge for BOTH partners
I voted for the third option. Not sure why, but I did.
Montreal Relay with 0 Clubs?
Stiff A/K/Q and otherwise balanced (i.e. meeting the definition of 'natural notrump') would be legal for basic/b+ but shorter would be illegal. As Ed points out above, ACBL alert procedures govern the announcement and the prescribed announcement is 'may be short.' However, if the bid is ...
Name this squeeze
Fred
Gold Rush
Any number of current competitive video games have sidestepped this issue ('the black box algorithm says...') by avoiding publicizing a specific numerical rating but instead lumping players into named rankings (e.g. bronze II, silver III, elite 4...). Sure, 'bronze' is arguably a euphemism for 'below average,' but even above ...
Open+ Chart opens up new bridge territory
To be fair, most things are most useful vs. the guppies
Open+ Chart opens up new bridge territory
That's definitely the site I found it from, though its been some years since I've seen it. I don't like a conventional double vs. SC as it delivers a semi-positive XX (or transfer or what not... i.e. extra space) to the opposition with little trade off.
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