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Xavier Dantan
Xavier Dantan
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March 16, 2016
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July 21
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about me

Systems builder having some opportunities to benchmark them in France, would they be highly unusual or little gadgets around standard. Convinced that Fantunes opened the path to a new way of bidding (but I am too addicted to good ethics to win).

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Which agreement set is better, imps if it matters
I play this simple agreement: consider this sequence exactly as a weak 2M opening. This also applies for 1m 3m and possibly a lot of other situations. Easier to agree on situations where we can copy-paste than specific ad hoc.
AI, Contract Bridge, Conventional Bidding. A casual update.
Apart from getting a worthy sparring partner, progress in bridge AI could have very interesting side effects indeed. GO community started to learn and use Alphago strategies. We can similarly expect discovering completely new ways of bidding (and carding?). With more hands and with interference, possibly the Transfer scheme will ...
Bad Moysian
Any double with 3 is doubtful : - it is unlikely partner has 4 - they are fitted when partner has 2 - best case scenario is partner having 3, but this means trump split. Declarer may not expect it so there might be happy ending, but you are taking risks.
The real reason Bridge is on the decline
If thé fate of humanity is to work hard then seat down watching TV after a fast food dinner, then I am proud to be that old fashioned European. Anyway, I don't think major sports suffer from this curse. This means it is only a matter of priority and ...
unspecified smolen & jump to 3M to show 4M+5!D
Even better to show a shortness. Only in case we don't belong to 3NT we then study best major fit, would it be 5/3 or 4/3.
Slow Return
My read of the Law is : Whatever the %, if this is increased with UI you can't chose it. You must chose between LA that are equal or lower. So a LA that changed from 90% to 95% is not permitted, despite being the large majority. You are only allowed ...
Slip It By
Pass double inversion is not impacting the sequence pass+pull. Whatever you play about the direct double, the sequence pass+pull should still be 2 places to play.
Comments on the CAS Report
My point is not to attribute explanation for any misplacement of card. It is to convince the jury how unusual placing a card H is. We, as bridge players, at least subconsciously, perceive how unusual it is. A jury might not. Same applies for a card holder not being in ...
Comments on the CAS Report
Thank you very much for the time you spent on this topic and further time to analyse CAS document in detail. I think we overlooked the trial issues. There was additional statistical data evidence we could have brought to back our assumptions. 1. We should have measured the probability of ...
Gazzilli over 1!D
If you are guaranteed 5+ then losing ability to stop in 1NT is largely outweighed by benefits in precision won by Gazzilli. When you are 5332 you have 2/3 chance to have 3 card support. When you are 6332 or 5422 it is unlikely 1NT is the best contract.
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