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Stephen Merriman
Stephen Merriman
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June 18, 2017
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July 20
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Raising 1m after a double - what is most common?
Sorry, yes, meant redouble - fixed now. I can't seem to create a multiple-answer poll. If I included redouble, you would not have been able to answer. Here you can; of the bids provided, you only play 2NT as described.
Raising 1m after a double - what is most common?
Yeah, I knew some people would have more than one stronger raise, but wasn't confident in covering/knowing all of the options people use. So I tried to go with wording which would still allow you to answer ("which of these shows", rather than "what would you bid").
Raising 1m after a double - what is most common?
I meant better than a minimum raise, ie 10+ or however you want to define it.
Mathematically, when should you make a game try (and which one)?
OK, in that case, ignore double dummy analysis, and build the information leakage into the calculations. If I bid 4, it will make a% of the time. If I bid 3, I will end up in game b% of the time, and in those cases, make c% of ...
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
Cool. So, for the sake of argument, if this came up.. which would you bid? :)
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
That's awesome - thanks! No wonder BAM is so hard to play :)
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
Double dummy, yes - but I'm talking about single dummy; the long run average over all the possible hands for opponents. Edit - sorry, I see what you mean. But that wouldn't satisfy the constraints; since if you told the other table you were going to play 5H, you couldn ...
Brian Davies's bidding problem: 87 KT986543 --- KT6
David - would you take action as North with the actual hands? http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?s=S87HKT986543DCKT6&n=SAT42HAJD875CAQ32&w=SKJ63HQ72DKQ4C754&d=e&v=b&b=10&a=3D 6H is the best spot, while 3D makes - feels like it would be hard to bid as North ...
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