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James Lawrence
James Lawrence
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Member Since
Sept. 29, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Club player and EBU tournament director.

"minus1100" on BBO, a name I occasionally live up to!

In real life, I am a professional data scientist.

United Kingdom

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Bridge Accomplishments
5HX-9 NV. Maybe that isn't an accomplishment...
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Placing the cards
Placing the cards
Sure it's not veery likely, but it isn't impossible either, and the 9 doesn't cost?
Placing the cards
Shouldn't we have put the 9 on the first spade lead from West?
Arrow Switches
The Turing thesis states that it's impossible to tell ahead of time whether a bridge movement will complete anyway...
Joseph Viola's bidding problem: A73 7 K9832 Q653
Are we playing better minor or a shorter club?
Mistaken bid
I agree with your last paragraph --- everything I have said is conditional upon MI existing (or on there being no evidence one way or the other, whence the TD should rule MI). It's important to make the distinction between poor *and legal* judgement (e.g. bidding 5) and ...
Mistaken bid
Maybe we should have "L" and "P" plates...
Mistaken bid
Barry, I might buy your argument if N had a reason to suspect that EW had misinformed him when he bid 5. But otherwise, opponents generally explain their agreements correctly 95%+ of the time so you are just headed for a bad board, no? NS is the non-offending side ...
Mistaken bid
"5♥ is mad and North ought not be saved by the Director." I take serious issue with statements like this. They are effectively saying that the laws will not protect you if you have poor bidding judgement. That is completely unjustified. This is a great way to turn newer players ...
Mistaken bid
I am sure 99%+ of good bridge players would not bid 5. But the criteria for serious errors, wild and gambling actions is not whether good bridge players would bid them. (At least I don't think so, but then again the law book gives no further clarification.) I ...
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