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John R. Mayne
John R. Mayne
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Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
June 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Came in second in Australian Bridge bidding forum in 2013.

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Bot Forum: Are Bots too Human?
I don't agree with Michal; this auction is correct at matchpoints with the bots even if partner is an unpassed hand. Rigal's Rule in real life is to deny a four-card major if you have six, and you should definitely do it against the bots. (I've only ...
Tough bidding challenge for BOTH partners
It's flat-earth controversial, perhaps, but there's no controversy in the comments. It's a good hand, and I'd expect some people to open it 2C, but virtually no experts would do so. Complex 3-suiters do not start well with 2C. I think all auctions start: 1 ...
WBF Leaves International Olympic Committee
I was on the hook. Good one!
Unusual Opening Lead by GIB
No. This is just not true. The bots aren't conspiring against Leo or any of the other high-performing botmasters. Isn't. Happening. The explanations given by the above commenters about the change in software are correct.
Bridge Winners is Depressing
OK, I know this is a little off-topic, but I've lost (won?) the carding wars on both sides. Carding must be on-topic on a bridge site, right? I was a slight child; I was 30 pounds in the third grade and I entered my sophomore year in high school ...
Steve Willner's bidding problem: K87 KJ4 AJ3 AK97
I'm with Ben. I picked 4H, but I could be convinced 3N is better. I expect partner to have a doggy, long heart suit with outside stuff, and an intolerance for sitting the double: x Q8xxxx KQx Qxx. I know people open weak two's on that holding, but ...
My NABC robot-game :)
I finished 48th. I was definitely tired the final two sessions, and had one serious error and a couple of less serious errors per session. It was a fun event! The bots are terrible at most things, of course, but it feels like a fair and fun event, and I ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
The robot tournament format used in the current daily event is not cheat-proof, but it is much more cheat-resistant than online pairs and team games. I haven't seen the rules, but I think for online games of any import or cash, you should have a rule that anyone ever ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
"The outrage of all outrages"? Full disclosure: I spent GIB's early years on OKbridge murdering them with a good a partner. At one time, I offered a sizable (not Zia-sized, but sizeable) bet to Mr. Ginsberg that a group of Flight B players (including me) could beat GIB in ...
A First Person History of a Card Boom
See Tibbetts v. Van de Kamp (1990) 222 Cal.App.3d 389. Short version: No one knows for sure. But it was some type of popular stud game in the 1880's. The legislature declined to define it at the time, and then everyone forgot. The case found that Texas ...

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