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Art Korth
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April 18, 2012
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about me

Tax attorney in Atlantic City, NJ.  Playing bridge since 1972.  Inherited much of my sense of bridge humor from Dave Treadwell, so beware.

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Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
You can even teach the dummies how to play. I believe there is a book specifically aimed at that target audience.
Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
I have always been in favor of lifetime bans for playing together for a partnership that is found to have committed collusive cheating. Whether the individual players should suffer individual lifetime bans from playing is another matter. Here, we have cheating that can only occur online. So the appropriate remedy ...
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Ed: Keep in mind the distinction between precision and accuracy. 2 + 2 = 3.9854867 Extremely precise but totally inaccurate.
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
"I tell our students that if someone suggests adding 2 hcp for a void they should kick them in the nuts and run away!" I hope your liability insurance is current.
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Losing trick count is more accurate for suit-oriented hands. Point count works better with balanced hands. So the answer really is neither. You have to use the method of evaluation that fits the hand and the bidding as it develops.
Which bid is the artificial 3rd suit game force here?
It is my understanding that PLOB ("petty little odious bid" - Al Moyse) is New Minor Forcing, not 4th Suit Forcing. Extended PLOB is a variation on New Minor Forcing when the auction begins 1m - 1M - 2m.
Which bid is the artificial 3rd suit game force here?
So that you can play in 2?
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
North, the 4 bidder, became aware of the undo request when I hit the button requesting the undo. South immediately granted my undo request. North was somewhat reluctant to agree. I explained the reason for the undo request (the late alert). After a short discussion, North decided to permit ...
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
Partner cannot see that you clicked on the box. But if there is an explanation he will see that. A private discussion with the opp is better, but partner may suspect what is going on due to the delay.
Master as a racist term
Elliot: "...considerably advanced age..." I suddenly feel very old.
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