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Doug Bennion
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Aug. 15, 2011
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about me

Creator of Bridge Buff, an early bridge-playing program, and Visual Deal, an early deal-generator.

www.bridgebuff.com

Author several Bridge World articles. Try out Jammer 2D!

Author Scramble Stayman! Don't settle for 1NT!

Still building, but worth a look! BridgeTooFar.blog

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What does (1!C) 1!D (1!H) x show?
In these positions, you *could* play transfers beginning with X and ending with the suit below partner's. Depending on the layout, sometimes you gain a suit transfer, sometimes not, but you always gain a second single raise. Notrump bids, having positional value, are skipped in the transfer ladder. Transfer ...
Playing Dirty with Bots
West bot is just paying attention to your bidding. You opened 1C and found a rebid of 3D, so you must have a big minor 2-suiter, so cannot have another heart, so West keeps his club cards.
Opening 1N with a singleton Ace
I did a quick sim (sample sizes 2K). Opener has 15 HCP, in a 4441 hand. Responder is balanced with 10 HCP and blasts to 3NT. When the stiff is an Ace, 3NT makes 52.5% of the time. When a King, 3NT makes 43.1%. When a Queen, 39 ...
Inexpensive, Portable Screens?
I wondered if something along the lines of ‘display boards’ or ‘presentation boards’ or ‘poster boards’ might do a quick and dirty job of it. The price would be just a few dollars per table and stands are available … https://www.google.com/search?q=%22poster+board+stand+holder%22 ...
Inexpensive, Portable Screens?
I wondered if something along the lines of ‘display boards’ or ‘presentation boards’ or ‘poster boards’ might do a quick and dirty job of it. The price would be just a few dollars per table and stands are available … https://www.google.com/search?q=%22poster+board+stand+holder%22 ...
Infraction no penalty
Surprised responder didn't utter "really?" upon hearing the explanation. I suppose he'd be taken out and shot for that.
Opening 1!D with 5clubs and 4diamonds
I'm guessing the amusement resulted from the opener being a weak notrump.
7927?
9436 through Wed, headed for something like 13700, down close to 20% from 2014 Vegas total 16600
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
This might be an algorithm for ‘cheating on lead’. In the double-dummy world, about 1/3 of the time a (normal) lead from any suit is best (all suits tied), and about 1/3 of the time there is only one suit that is best (I never find that suit ...
Am I just wrong?
I just used DM Pro on 25K notrump contracts ... balanced 14 opposite balanced 10. After dealing, the option to proceed with Deep Finesse tells me 3NT makes 8945 times, whereas proceeding with DDS tells me 3NT makes 8945 times. Other comparisons (making xNT) are likewise identical. The DDS calculations are ...
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