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Eric Kehr
Eric Kehr
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Club player in the UK. My good results at the local clubs say a lot more about the standards locally than they do about my own modest skills.

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On counting tricks.
Are we even talking about the same thing when we say "counting losers". Take the first hand in Richard's Pavlicek's link above: Kxx Kxxx xx AQxx AQxxxx Ax Kxx xx Counting winners, you get 9 - 6, 2, 1. But counting losers in the long trump ...
On counting tricks.
Ian, if the total is bigger than 13, then what they can do about it is discard some losers on some winners. If the total is less than 13 then they've counted wrong.
On counting tricks.
If they count only 3 losers but don’t actually have 10 winners, then surely they are counting losers incorrectly?
Lose the Trials Semifinal with Me, III
Even better, though, is to learn from other people’s mistakes. That way, not only do you still get to bask in the joy of getting things right, you also learn at three times the rate per hand.
Foolish or Brilliant?
Dave, I believe the legality question was whether you are allowed to “encrypt” your signal based on the presence or absence of an honour in your hand.
Another Reese-Schapiro Hand
Richard, with your analogy between witches and cheating, are you saying witches really existed, but the witchfinder general was to eager to convict, or are you saying that there is no such thing as cheating at bridge so these accusations are utterly baseless?
Why was this easy slam missed?
4 instead of 3 sounds like the way to cue in support of opener’s . A crazy bidding idea occurs to me: since a natural 2NT response to 2C is really not needed, you can use it to show a slammish single suited hand with a long ...
Coffee housing
People keep saying East hesitated with a singleton. And indeed he did. But surely there is a difference between hesitating with a singleton when there are plenty of cards left in the suit, and hesitating with a singleton which declarer has told you is the last outstanding card in the ...
Scoring in Bridge
If we also had the scoring so the play is curtailed as soon as a contract is beaten, you could probably get to play 10 hands per session.
Scoring in Bridge
I think this could all be achieved, and even improved, with a vastly simplified scoring structure. The idea behind contract bridge is to bid and make contracts, and for the defence to try and beat those contracts. And certain levels of contract score big bonuses. All well and good. But ...
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