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Jean-Pierre Rocafort
Jean-Pierre Rocafort
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Member Since
May 23, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

French bridge player, coach and writer (newspapers, web-site, books); living in Toulouse, working in Meteo-France company, native from Catalonia, born in 1952.


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
1996 French Teams 2nd; 2001 French Pairs Champion; 2014 French Senior Teams Champion; 2014 French Cup winner
Regular Bridge Partners
michel claret, jean-marie py, catherine barthe
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Carding Question
You can infer that i very seldom lead A from Axx, part because it will confuse partner, part because i will be confused by partner's signal, part because it will often directly lose a trick. In fact, the main downside of K lead is Bath coup when you lead ...
Carding Question
why? flexibility: when you are interested in knowing whether partner owns Q, you lead A; when you are intersted in knowing whether declarer is ruffing 2nd round, you lead K.
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
sure, 3 pairs (A,B,C) play three boards (1,2,3) board 1: A scores 110, B 100, C 90 board 2: A 100, B 90, C 110 board 3: A 90, B110, C 100 at BAM scoring A beats B, B beats C, C beats A BAM is ...
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
How to play A432 facing Q1087? A) A, then 2 to 10 B) 2 to 10, then A C) 2 to 10, then Q A better than B, B better than C, C better than A "better" meaning "taking more tricks more often"
Help the UChicago Bridge Team Join the Coalition for Academic Teams
The mathematical theory of bridge, by Emile Borel and André Chéron; translated and edited by Alec Traub
Probabilities Question
I didn't calculate the probability that the finesse succeeds but the probability it was efficient.
Probabilities Question
In order to avoid possible errors, i compared (for instance, with D 1-7) the number of lho's hands favorable to finesse: small singleton (=4/5 of "1", ie 13*396, see below), to hands where finesse is costing: Jx (2/5 of "2") and Jxx (=3/5 of "3 ...
Probabilities Question
LOL? Agreed, they have to be taken into account: lho holds neither a void, neither stiff J, rho neither a void, neither a single, neither Jx. It's part of the above computation.
Help the UChicago Bridge Team Join the Coalition for Academic Teams
A simple explanation of amount of information related to bidding (if you can read french):
Italy and Amnesties
Some time after Tenerife (july 2005): Il Consiglio Federale decide l'indulto 13 dicembre 2006 Il Consiglio Federale, nella sua ultima riunione dell’11 dicembre ha promulgato un provvedimento di indulto di 6 mesi per le infrazioni disciplinari commesse a tutto il 1 dicembre 2006. L’atto di clemenza trova ...
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