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Rainer Herrmann
Rainer Herrmann
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July 28, 2010
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Why I suck at matchpoints (part 2)
The old saw is bad, not the bridge. It implies that (contract) bridge is about total points, which is becoming a rarity at serious level. Total points means various possible outcomes have very different costs and rewards. One deal can wipe out superior bidding and play of an entire match ...
Build a Fence
If you play game tries and assuming opener shows 4 card support, I think Nagy game tries are superior to other game tries, because they hide the concealed hand. So do not sent any message except that you are at least invitational. Bid 2NT. opener, who will be dummy, can ...
Keep Bridge Alive
If Bridge is such a great game (and I think it is) why does it need promotion and marketing in the first place? Do not get me wrong, I am just more optimistic about the future of Bridge. Of course offers are needed, where people can pick up the game ...
Accept the Transfer
I find a bit of a conflict - contradiction would be too much - between how you argue on page 3 in favor of bidding 4 and what to do over 4 on the next page. On page 4 you write: "An important consideration is that North didn't bid ...
"Mostly, in bridge, it's tough to get away from personal opinion. What I dislike seeing is personal opinion stated as if it were fact - when I believe that opinion to be incorrect." Nicely said, but don't we all do this all the time? Are you immune to that ...
To Michael: What you, Kit Steve, Richard and Josh seem to believe is that West did not have enough to jump raise. Fair enough, but the corollary of this is that in a strong notrump context and the trend to ever lighter opening bids the single raise of responders major ...
Playing for an overtrick at imps (part 2, read part 1 first)
"Don't bet on your own card-reading unless you're actually good at it." How do you get good at card-reading, if you never bet on it before?
Develop Tricks
Develop Tricks
Double as a transfer to the next highest suit is surely a great agreement if you got the next highest suit. When you hold a genuine takeout double or a general strong hand less so. My point was more whether it is sensible at IMPs to compete directly when in ...
Develop Tricks
You said that you found 3-level negative doubles usually ineffective. Could it be that any method to compete is ineffective over a 3-level interference unless you have at least reasonable game invitational values whatever notrump range you happen to play? Bridge is a game of probabilities, which requires judgement. Here ...

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