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Allan Simon
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The Death of Teams
Let's say there are two events, a pairs game and a Swiss. Both are identical in every respect: they are two sessions, 20 tables each, same MP restrictions and same strength of field. It makes total sense to me that winning the pairs game should pay double the points ...
Eric Murray 1928-2018
Interesting comment. I must say I was disappointed, because the book tells us very little about their lives and personalities. Were they married? Did they have families? What kind of work did they do? Of course I knew Eric was a lawyer, but it comes as news that he was ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
But these other possibilities are irrelevant since the hand is then unmakeable. Only QJ9 and Q9 need to be considered
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
If Pepsi hadn't found the trump lead, the whole discussion would be moot
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
I thought of that, but the odds are worse. However a clear improvement on my line is to cash the heart AK early, in case the Queen drops doubleton.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
We all know the winning double-dummy line. But I would think your best chance probability-wise is trumps 2-2 plus bringing down QJx of diamonds in either hand. So two rounds of spades ending in your hand, AK of diamonds, diamond ruff, club ruff.
NICKELL Wins USBC
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NICKELL Wins USBC
Good sportsmanship
NICKELL vs. LALL in USBC Final
How can they both have good luck?
Allan Simon's bidding problem: K 864 653 KQT965
In real life, Double and 1NT would work out very badly, since partner has the singleton A of Clubs and no spade Ace. 2C by South makes on the nose, as does 2H by East-West
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