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Dominic Cooke
Dominic Cooke
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Member Since
March 24
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Often delusional about how good I am at this game, but I make enough wild errors to puncture my inflated ego on a regular basis.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 6HX-6 for -1400 at a Year End Congress. My partner was declaring, but it was very much me who got us there.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Reading Bridge Club
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How do you play this double
I will confess playing precision it makes more sense to not play it as penalty than otherwise. But I don't quite understand your latter point - how could playing it as penalty distinguish between 11 and 13 balanced counts? Neither of those would ever make a penalty double; I don ...
How do you play this double
I would consider it much simpler to say "doubles of 1NT overcalls are penalty". Not only have I always thought that was standard, I'd never even have thought to mention it, whether playing support doubles or not.
Red Light / Green Light?
I don't think N can make a decision about sacrificing over 6 at all, to be honest. Except by bidding 7 first, of course.
How do you play this double
Huh. Until I saw this thread I'd never even have considered that that double could be anything but penalty.
Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
Apologies David - this may sound insincere (I usually do) but I can't tell whether you think David Y is accusing the US team of cheating. Your comment reads like you do, but I think it's fairly obvious that he is accusing them of having sucked.
Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
Loved how you wrote this btw, despite the evident lack of sleep.
Lose the Bermuda Bowl With Me
Under threat of Sputnik? Pretty sure the Italians weren't playing those in 1957...
Drop/pitch versus finesse
I was slightly shocked to hear that the two wasn't a singleton, but these are bots after all.
To Slam or Not to Slam
Qxxxx opposite JTxxxx is still >50% slam, so I shouldn't think you'd mind too much, no.
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I propose that the poll be restricted to only Italians. They are the only bridge-playing nation not to be uncontrollably biased against the Blue Team, and so are the only ones who should be allowed to vote.

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