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John R. Mayne
John R. Mayne
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Aug. 31, 2011
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Came in second in Australian Bridge bidding forum in 2013.

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Question on basic 2/1 style , after 1S-2C
Rainer, I think those are different - I would open 1 on the first and respond 1 on the second of your examples, but after 1-2 I would rebid 2D on AKJT8 J432 KQJT because 6D is way more likely to be a good idea than 6H.
Bypassing a four-card major after 1m opening
I think nothing will gain with Zachary's hand, but it's just not trying to not bid 1S over (presumably) 1D. (Likewise, as opener, 2C-2X-2S rebid seems correct - and more likely to work at finding a double on the way.)
How should the director adjust on BBO?
David, I don't agree. Let me say on the dumping problem: Yes, that's on the rulemakers. Dumb rules lead to dumb behavior. Sportsmanlike dumping has been a thing for a long time. But this has practical considerations. We have to do SOMETHING with the hands. We can throw ...
When they did the update, the tracking went away. Mine also got cleared - quite unfortunate.
What Does a BBO Competitor Look Like?
"Totally awful," at business seems an overbid by a ton. Let's chart the history: 1. The opening salvo for online bridge was probably Sierra, which quadrupled their prices one day and went away. 2. OKbridge came in and owned the world. 3. A bunch of people promised lots of ...
ACBL Nationals Online
Cheating prevention online is a hard problem. At one point, I was probably the foremost expert in online bridge cheating (working part-time for the aforementioned OKbridge from 1997 to 2001 or so.) I guess it's possible that I still am, but I sure hope that's not the case ...
Seeking tips for playing against BBO robots
I'd love to read a writeup!
Seeking tips for playing against BBO robots
I disagree with Cornelia and Phil! Skilled manipulation is useful and several common bot-bashing tactics have positive EV. (Phil and I are both qualified to speak on this, though Phil has an outright win of a 'bot NABC so... yeah, he's qualified.) But: Declarer play is absolutely critical - people ...
Seeking tips for playing against BBO robots
Avoid Michaels. All doubles are something and get pulled horribly. The robots do simulations to guess the lead. They tend strongly toward passive leads at notrump. Leads are not helpful in determining count most of the time. Signals are almost always count, but they do lie sometimes. With Qxx they ...
Faulty BBO
I had the same thoughts as Avon - Ernst later published a book of his articles.I see that Amazon has two copies of The Bridge Adventures of Androcles MacThick, and I very much recommend the book.

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