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Eric Hamilton
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Jan. 19, 2017
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IMPed Pairs: towards a better datum
> The poor pair who's only crime was sitting in the wrong place at the wrong time lost a punitive 11 imps. That seems somewhat inherent in the pairs format, does it not? The problem is that there are “right places” and “wrong places” and these are assigned by chance ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
>Have you ever sat down... BTDT, often >Fewer than 10% want to improve their game. Right around 90% want advice on how to win the most pigmented Masterpoints in the shortest amount of time And they are remarkably reluctant to consider the proposition that improving their game is an effective ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
> 1 huge KO and a bunch of consolation events for those that don't cut it... How about one huge multi-day stratified Swiss event? Multi-day would allow 24 or 36 boards per round which greatly reduces the randomness, and the Swiss format keeps everyone engaged throughout.
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
I find that one of the more effective indicators is how quickly and confidently a player claims/concedes once the outcome is clear. Weak players will often play out a hand even after there is no doubt about the outcome.
John Torrey's bidding problem: 632 K96 AQ9 AT62
A spade stop is overrated here, as LHO doubled instead of overcalling and RHO couldn’t scrape up a 1S call after the double.
Brain Performance Drugs
Did Socrates not say “The uncaffeinated life is not worth living”? Maybe I’m misremembering the exact quote, but I’m sure I have it pretty close.
David Carlisle's bidding problem: --- A654 J3 AQ96543
I'm thinking about the choice between 4C and 3H, not 3H and 2H. 4C pretty much guarantees that game won't be missed :) and I'm not sure it will lead to a minus much more often than 3H.
David Carlisle's bidding problem: --- A654 J3 AQ96543
Presumably responder will bid 4H over 3H with Kxxx of hearts and the club king or diamond ace (so we want to be in game, taking ten tricks when the hearts are 3-2 and no defensive ruff)? But then responder is going to make the same raise with Kxxx of ...
Easier Than Eleven
Quackiness is less of a defect in NT play than in suit play. That's an argument for leaning towards NT when pass is not an an alternative and you're worried about quackiness. (A choice between opening or not is a different matter - quackiness is a never a good ...
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AJ432 K5 KQ54 A6
If I’m understanding Sathya’s previous post properly, that gaggle of quacks wasn’t responder’s hand, but intended as an example of why bidding 4S directly over 2S would be ill-advised using this partnership’s methods. But yes, if that were responder’s hand it’s a pretty ...

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