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Sam Dinkin
Sam Dinkin
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Member Since
April 23, 2012
Last Seen
May 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
5th Place NA Swiss, Providence, RI, 2014; Silver Medal 2009 Venice Cup NPC; US Junior Team 1993
Regular Bridge Partners
Cenk Tuncok, JoAnna Stansby, Michael Shuster, Nancy Joe
Favorite Conventions
Fantunes
BBO Username
shdinkin
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Dinkin-Baker Precision
Precision
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What is going on?
3136 with a singleton K might be another possibility.
The books have got to go.... Part II
The midchart itself (and by extension superchart) requires written defenses to some openings. http://cdn.acbl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ACBL-Mid-chart.pdf
The 2-to-the-16th Combinations of High Cards
I did some research like this programming in C in 1991. I looked at one hand and used 16 nested While-Do loops that were implemented with a manual stack so I did not blow the O/S's stack. One thing I found is partner is likely to have 4-card ...
How far ahead should a team be to qualify?
Two cases to consider: 1) One team meets standard of mandatory advance. (I'd go with 1 imp/board ahead of each team at half-way mark or 1.5 imps/board ahead of each team at 3/4 mark) 2) two teams ask to (conditionally) withdraw against the third. (Might ...
How far ahead should a team be to qualify?
3 cases: 1) if a team is winning both, then the boards between the two losers count double for who's out. Easy judgement best to bye the team winning both. 2) If a team is losing both by a wide margin, then Q'ing the team slightly ahead on ...
USA2 Round of 64: Qualify leading team after 1 day?
Early qualification leads to a whole day off. While fine in theory, a half-day like in the Vanderbilt works better sociologically. I'd recommend setting the bar high for a 1/2 auto Q.
USBC Format with 11 or 12 Round Robin Teams
I prefer stage 1 (USA2 RR1?) be played rather than two sit outs. Then stage 2 (USA2 RR2?) 7 to make 4.
USBC Format with 11 or 12 Round Robin Teams
I would like it if we commit to a complete double elimination with losing the round robin counting as an elimination. Rather than a 2-day sit out, I'd figure something else out so that at least two teams are in the USA2 first round, then potentially have a 3 ...
Canapé jump overcalls... really?
They are effective when they come up. I prefer to play them at a boringly safe level ((1)-2 reds 4+5+ and (1m)-2 majors 4+5+ and Michaels majors 5+4+). They are not canape-ish except for 1M-2M which shows 4 of the other major ...
Improving the Seeding Process
If our goal is to seed the event as accurately as possible to minimize upsets, the seeding can have a discretionary component by the seeder. Sort of like seeding a NABC pair event, the pairs would be rated not just on their own history, but their history as a pair ...
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