Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Lak Lakshmanan
1 2 3 4 5
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Every odd numbered year that includes the first day of the fourth month, you mean.
April 1, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
trumped up charges
Feb. 4, 2016
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
He says in the article that with marginal values, you should bend backwards to pass. You are focusing on the definition of marginal, he's focusing on the action you should take, but you are both saying the same thing.
Nov. 3, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Boye started the work to clean bridge at the expert level, and Larry has started the work to clean bridge at the beginner/intermediate level. Both are important to clean up bridge.
Nov. 3, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
What amateurs you all are in the realm of making mistakes! I write a blog where I blog my disasters and I have absolutely no problem finding something to write about after every club game or tournament session. I'm up to 199 posts now.

http://bridgemishaps.blogspot.com/
Oct. 24, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
On board 16 of Monaco-Russia, the lead starts out horizontal. Then, it gets “corrected” to vertical. Ugh. I hope Boye is right and this cleansing makes the game better. Right now, all I have is a bad taste in my mouth. The beautiful game isn't beautiful any more.
Sept. 14, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Ercan, keep reading. What you have quoted is the first version of the vignette. A chapter or so later, a mathematician character points out the error in his first version – because the Indian couple could not have been magically transported to the missing room, this is not a good example of restricted choice. That's when the mathematician proposes a change to the story line in terms of dropping the Indian couple and introducing the two maids, and it is that changed storyline that I summarized in my post.

Note that in my summary, it's the two maids who know that two rooms are empty that play the role of Monty Hall. The author (or whoever advised him on the math) had the right reasoning.
May 6, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Yes, Ian McEwan explains the Monty Hall problem when setting up the vignette. But I really liked the take on it with the jealous husband, the social engineering aspect of blocking one of the doors, and the two maids who take on the role of Monty in knowing which door is occupied.
May 6, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I loved this comment: “The number of boards with each vulnerability condition should be equal (or approximately so) in fair contests. The large disparity between Dealer NV and Dealer Vul (860 results) is caused by inept organization of the U.S. Bridge Championship, repeatedly playing Boards 1-60 (omitting 61-64) which loses two dealer-vul cases each time. Obviously, the contributing culprit is the lunacy of 15-board segments. Will they ever learn?”

Yeah, when will they?
Feb. 17, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Unanimous! I was South on this deal, and doubled.

The winning action on this board was to pass. Partner with 4-4 in the majors would have doubled for takeout, and we find our 5-4 fit in hearts and a heart game. 3Cx was down only 3. A 4 imp difference.
Feb. 17, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I recently moved to Seattle myself (from Oklahoma). The best game in town is on Tuesday evenings at Mercercrest. Contact Jeff Ford (he's on bridge winners and I sent you his email address via email). He got one of the rotating directors of the game to play with me a couple of times and she found me the right level of partner (advanced, but not expert).
Dec. 12, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
good points all. I've incorporated them into the slide deck
Nov. 24, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Aviv, I used to play at the Manhattan bridge club until it closed. My usual partner then suggested Aces and I have now played there 2-3 times.

The last time I played at Aces (http://clubresults.acbl.org/Results/270363/2014/08/140812E.HTM), Joel Wooldrige and Migry Zur-Campanile were playing: I would count both of them as world-champion calibre.

I have no ax to grind here.
Aug. 31, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I play at Aces http://acesbridgeclub.com/ whenever I travel to Manhattan. You get a wide range of players, from people just out of beginner classes to world champions and everyone is quite friendly.
Aug. 31, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
All other things can not be equal. There is no way to be a good defender without understanding declarer play and the bidding.
Aug. 11, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Opponents silent. North dealt and opened 1D (12-21, 3+ diamonds). South bid 3nt (13-15, no 4c major, 3- diamonds).
June 6, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
It would be nice (BW staff note!) if you could get, besides the overall vote breakdown, the vote breakdown only of players that you follow.

I could then go out and follow the John Diamonds and Kit Woolseys and this would help the goal of making me rethink your viewpoint if my vote doesn't align with theirs. While I respect the overall BW audience, not everyone here is an expert and not everyone's vote deserves to be counted equally. My vote, for example, is pretty much worthless!
May 18, 2014
Lak Lakshmanan edited this comment May 18, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Negative, showing support for the other three suits.
May 8, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
New drinking game: take a shot every time the player chooses to do the opposite of what the narrator has convinced us is the right action.
April 20, 2014
1 2 3 4 5
.

Bottom Home Top