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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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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 is happening at the table.

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Cheating Related Poll - Part I
It is on page 3. In very small print, directly above mine.
I was thinking of a worse case yet. I want to show hearts, yet I have a void in spades, or a stiff ace.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AJT973 72 Q5 QJ5
Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong Whether I find a place in this world or never belong I gotta bid spades, I've gotta bid spades What else can I be but what I am I want to bid spades, not leave them in hearts And I ...
Confused old man
“May the Force be with you.” - Yoda
Confused old man
I'd suggest you are making too much of this. Let it slide. Just yesterday, I was talking about a fellow at our club. He has serious problems playing his cards, getting bids out. He has to use one of those card racks, and the person who plays the cards ...
Sleeping on the couch, again
I liked your comment twice. But two likes make an unlike on BBO. So I liked it an odd number of times.
Carding Question
Diagonal leads probably work best here. (cough, cough)
Failure to announce
Every time I announce our could be short precision 1♢, a little part of me wants to add that it could be a 9 card suit too.
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
If partner had a mega clear double, and hesitated to ensure you will you pass, then the answer is easy - find a new partner. If you want, file a recorder memo on the action. Never heard of someone doing it on their own partner though.
Point of No Return
Max, As I have read your posts on BW, I keep hearing the Beatles in the background, singing about "The Long And Winding Road". Just know that we are all traveling down that same road, and even though you will never get to the end, the trip is worth the ...

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