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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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Bridge Writer
about me

Semi-retired mathematician (numerical analysis, applied math, linear algebra, statistics, etc.) I like woodworking, especially wood turning. I enjoy writing up bridge hands, which I find can improve my own play by forcing me to think about what was happening at the table.

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Summer NABC Moved
Max- this is not a question of finding humor. We all need humor these days, and I will be a person at a bridge table who laughs often, though sometimes too loudly (sorry about that.) But when you joke about this, you make it easier for others to joke about ...
Summer NABC Moved
Sue - while you think there is no harm to joke about things like this, perhaps you need to remember that every time you joke about something deadly, it makes it a little easier for others to disregard the risks they take, perhaps with my life or the life of my ...
Summer NABC Moved
Steve, while you and others MAY think it is funny to make light, perhaps you need to consider that for every joke you make, it convinces someone else to make light of it, to be incautious of what they do, to take risks that end up costing someone else their ...
Summer NABC Moved
Mike - 100% agreed. Read my response up-thread. I can only hope that all of us, all of our loved ones stay safe.
Summer NABC Moved
For Finn, Tracy, etc., those who think we all just need to be able to take a joke, perhaps you need to put yourself in someone else's shoes, for just a moment. Mine, for example. My mother-in-law is now 93 1/2. She is shut in, living on her ...
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Mats - thank you for the great book.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AT JT5432 A86 84
This is one of those hands where I bid 1♡, but I am fully prepared to take the blame if anything goes wrong.
Which robot is more guilty?
Where is Ed when we need him? Talk to R. Daneel Olivaw about that.
Change "Best Hand" in robot individuals?
I see a problem being that some people may actually learn bridge by playing these games, by seeing that people who do well use bot-psyches like that effectively. Then they play in a game with a human partner, and start doing things that are improper when done in the regular ...
Another hand where you say who's to blame
North blames South for mistakenly responding 5♢. But North knows the bidding is off the rails there, since South cannot possibly have a 5♢ response IF 4♡ really was interpreted as any standard kind of kickback. This means that North decided without prior discussion that 4♡ must be kickback. Then ...

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