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Simon Pollack
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May 25, 2011
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May 6, 2013
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Guitarist, actuary, bridge player

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Not all IMPs are equal
Robin I can't bring an Excel table easily in. The following is a table of "Minimum Probability of Contract Success Required" for the contract in question. Usual assumptions apply - that opps are in the appropriate alternative contract, that there's a question of only a one trick difference, that ...
Weak Notrump Question
East could make a T/O dble of 2S: there's a likely fit unless West is 4234 in which case he may be well placed to make a penalty pass which you're happy with given the balance of HCP and a misfit.
Not all IMPs are equal
Swiss events in the UK are usually 7-board matches, converting IMPs to Victory Points on a 0-20 scale. The scale distorts the outcome, of course: 0 IMPs is a tie, 1 IMP is 11-9, and 30 IMPs is 20-0. The conversion alone changes the odds you need to make a ...

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