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Bernard Yomtov
Bernard Yomtov
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Nov. 29, 2010
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11 hours ago
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Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: J652 9752 QT QT5
I agree with Richard. I know bidding 1N is a popular notion, but I've never been convinced of its merits.
IMP Pairs?
I think what we are talking about as "fairness" is "results reflecting performance," or the minimization of random effects.
IMP Pairs?
Me too. The scores were recorded on parchment scrolls, as I recall. Even then, there were complaints about being minus MCDXXX when most were minus DCLXXX.
IMP Pairs?
[i]While it might feel unfair to the victims, doesn't it make sense that the pairs that bid and make tough contracts should be rewarded for it?[/i] There are hard problems on part-score hands as well. Doesn't it make sense that pairs that solve them should be ...
Foul is Fair
This is not quite right, Doug. You are treating your scores as those of your partner and yourself, and forgetting that you are part of a team. At BAM you have teammates at the other table. While some pairs sitting in your direction may be crazy, their opponents - your teammates ...
IMP Pairs?
I agree. IMP pairs seems to me to be MP's with randomly chosen tops. I do kind of like it, though.
David Boxley's bidding problem: 9732 T5 AK875 Q3
3. Yes, I'd like better trumps, but we may have tricks in either minor. I would tend not to pass 1 with four cards unless I had a terrible hand. Make the K a small one and I would still bid 2.
Assign the blame
Michal, Not everyone would open a 3-3-2-5 eleven count.
Best Line to make 4!S?
It would be a little helpful to have the entire auction. It's worth knowing what opportunities to bid N-S had. As it is, it looks like we have to guess which red suit to play for a discard of a loser in the other. In isolation hearts is the ...
Best Line to make 4!S?
David, They can't cash a heart against me, since I retain the ace in dummy.

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