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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
46 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 3 consecutive regional open pairs events in MN for 96.36 MPs and winning the third one by 8%
Bridge Accomplishments
42nd in 2013 Silodor, 2014 District 14 Flight A NAOP, Challenge the Champs Jan 2010
Regular Bridge Partners
Toby White
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Des Moines, Unit 216
Favorite Tournaments
District 14 regionals, Iowa sectionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that actually come up
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Rich Newell's bidding problem: AK QJ AT743 A752
I thought that the overwhelming majority would rebid 2NT and am only posting this to convince others in the club that a pair of doubletons is not in itself a reason to avoid bidding NT.
Another Question for Mathematicians--well...Statisticians
Good catch, I saw that there were 27 hands in play but forgot to notice that I didn't play three of them. Mean = 10, SD = 4.13/Sqrt(24)=0.843, X = 7.54 z=-2.92 is so ordinary. I get 1 in 568.
Another Question for Mathematicians--well...Statisticians
My 500K simulations maxed out at 28hcp. I did have a 30 hcp hand last year though: K4 AKQJ4 AKQJ AK
Another Question for Mathematicians--well...Statisticians
When you want to approximate the normal distribution using a binomial, textbooks recommend having np>10. If p is close to 0.5, the distribution is nearly symmetric, so less n is needed. If p is closer to 0 or 1, the distribution is very skewed so you need greater ...
Mike Cassel's bidding problem: QJ6 K5432 J9 K92
I'm not torn. The suit and the hand are both dog-ugly.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AK AQT62 AT3 Q87
You have 5 losers including Qxx of clubs. I'm not expecting a passed hand to cover two of those. If I have to imagine a successful scenario: xxxxx Jxx xxx Kx You manage to lose a club, ruff a club, and find the king of ...
Another Question for Mathematicians--well...Statisticians
I generated 499,996 deals and put them into groups of 28. A single deal had a mean of 10.00 and a SD of 4.13 (agreeing with the Pavlicek estimate). The 5 deals per thousand estimate looked correct. On January 16 I played 27 hands and averaged 7 ...
ACBL Regionals at Clubs - Put the Ecosystem to Work.
ONLINE TOURNEYS I would like to see them run a proper 24-board single-session or 2-session pair game tournament on BBO offering a substantial number of online points. (I would be concerned that offering gold points on BBO would induce cheating) At my club during a sectional you might be able ...
Which cue bid to use?
I play with a friend that the lower cue bid shows 3 trump and the higher cue bid shows 4.
Escape When Nonvul Mini-NT Is Doubled or Do You Wanna Dance?
After 1N (X) XX = 5-cd suit, Bid 2, pass or correct. Partner can bid extra to invite. 2/2/2/2 = 4/4 in that suit and the next suit Pass forces XX by opener (Opener can opt to bid a 5-card minor) If partner ...

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