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What caliber handgun works best for suicide?
Sept. 10
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Why open light V vs NV? In fact, in these days of trash openers in ANY seat, why open a one-bid light, 3rd hand,
with ANY vulnerability except favorable?
Sept. 2
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Neither. I would expect BBO operations to understand that a game resembling real bridge would be a feather in their cap.
Aug. 22
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I would think that BBO would want to have at least ONE game that resembles real bridge, one that puts a premium on good
bidding that does not include initial psychics to try to
bamboozle the bots.

I should not have to spend my time explaining that concept
to BBO management and programmers.
Aug. 21
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How about totally random deals, with

A: Robotic 1st calls (all four calls) being BBO Standard;

B) robots defending double dummy and giving standard defensive count and attitude after the opening lead?

Now you have REAL BRIDGE- no nonsense on the opening bid.

And you have a game of mostly BRIDGE SKILL.
Aug. 21
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If I was East I would have something like QJT8 x KJT9x xxx.
It means “shuddup, partner!”
Aug. 19
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Richard, I don't wan't to invite with this pile of trash
over opps forcing 3D fit-jump.
Aug. 3
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If you pass over 3D and LHO's 3H is passed around to you,
it suggests that LHO's hand was not helped by his partner's
fit jump. Therefore your side's diamond values are less useful
(in front of the hand with diamonds).

Also, LHO's meek 3H call over his partner's fit jump suggests that he has only five hearts, since any bridge player with SIX hearts would bid 4H. Thus, the chance that your partner has a singleton heart are diminished, and you have two likely heart losers unless your partner has the A or K.

The trifecta of 1) partner having two hearts, 2) probably wasted diamond values, and 3) not a strong hand, suggests prudence on your part is in order; and 4S would be a gross overbid in my language.
Aug. 3
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I gave this hand to a friend of mine, Jeffrey Polisner.
He came up with what I regard as the correct answer: PASS.

Then if North signs off at 3H passed around, you can bid
3S as a BALANCE.

If over your pass North bids 4H, you bid 4S as a SAVE.
Aug. 1
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Why doesn't West envision two heart and two diamond losers,
and probably a black ace loser after East bids 3D?

I think a free bid of 3S over 3D is quite adequate.
July 25
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1. I don't see why you should always have the best hand. Is that a NECESSARY restriction in the robot program?

2. A much better competition would be one where everyone's
first call is made by the computer, using the BBO system.
June 29
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If one is supposed to have an “agreement” on the meaning of 4S over partner's 4H, I am quitting bridge and sticking to chess or backgammon.

Life is too short to have discussions with partner about such minutia, let alone remember all the agreements.
June 5
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Have you tried the American Funeral Director's Association?
April 30
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Why not have 1C-1D, in addition to your method, also possibly be one six-card major, or six plus clubs, or a strong NT?

Might as well gove the opponents something to ponder.
April 21
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And backed up by excellent declarer play - the best I have seen over the last several Vanderbilts and Spingolds.
April 1
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I think an improvement to the game would be to require five seconds MAXIMUM for the play of any card to any trick by any player. This would separate the wheat from the chaff.
March 26
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I believe in zero tolerance. I tolerate my zeros.
Aug. 27, 2018
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This is an excellent suggestion which takes out a huge amount of the luck factor.
June 26, 2018
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Only having played about six sessions of ACBL Tournament Bridge in the past 20 years, I have a question:

Is it legal to change your system between rounds of a pair game? e.g. switch from 2/1 to big club; or Std to UDCA etc?
Feb. 9, 2018
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Seems like the North hand is worth a negative double over 3D.
Over this, South can bid 4S.
Feb. 9, 2018
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