Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Barry Dehlin
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I made a bid here my partner thought was off-the-wall. Apparently, he was right.
June 4, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
For those interested in real-life results, this was board 21 here…

http://thecommongame.com/NiteResults/20150428Rank.html
May 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I would love to see BW adopt a standard ATB post template (like their templates for bidding problems, lead problems, and other polls) that permits responses along two axes: (1) amount of blame to assign (i.e. from all fate on one extreme to all bad decision(s) on the other), and (2) relative blame between the pair in question.
April 15, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Not the case here. East passed in tempo after appropriate pause.
April 15, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Appreciate everyone's answers. With the masses, I led the 5…giving declarer a heart trick and failing to cash our 5 spades (partner w/ K9xxx and spades 2-2 with opponents). Lose 12. Right choice, wrong hand.
April 14, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Except for 4432, that's right.
April 14, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
In what world does East not compete with Michaels? This will happen and will make all of this discussion about both bidding and play moot (guessing the pointed queens becomes quite easy when this happens).
June 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think these issues are so important – and could lead to radically different answers – that I abstained.

Pairs, in balancing seat I'll double if Y=x.

Team, in direct seat I think I need Y=K if all of the spots in the hand are truly low.
May 6, 2014
ATB
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think S errs in taking hearts out of the equation (prefer 3 rebid to 3). But even with given rebid, N should just gamble on the spade game when red at IMPs.
May 5, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Seems that GIB-bashing (legitimate) easily morphs into GIB-programmer-bashing. Those walking close to (or past) this line haven't shown me that they know anything about programming and whether GIB should be better given the time and resources devoted to it. I don't know anything about programming either, but we should probably try to retain a bit of humility in this regard given the clearly-smart people who have been involved in developing GIB.

April 30, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Also, what are your rules or applicable situations for when introducing a new suit is a fit-bid?
April 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You were at our table, although I have to admit that I didn't recognize you at the time. I was North (as rotated), and my partner faced this problem.

Our teammate merely made a 1 overcall, so your teammates had a bit more room to find the better (but also not making, at least w/o defensive help) 6.
April 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You will get the 5 first-round control bid…and then?
April 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Question for all of the 4 bidders…what is your plan following partner's most-likely response of 4?

I THINK our agreements are mainstream in that once the fit is established with 4 all later suit bids are control-showing cues. So you seem to lose the opportunity to either play in a club slam, or to get partner's help in making a slam decision by showing your long suit.

April 8, 2014
Barry Dehlin edited this comment April 8, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I wonder if they can recognize each other's coughs specifically. Fun to think what might have happened had they faced someone with a legitimate cough…OR someone who was suspicious and wanted to mess with them!
March 31, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have not seen voice commentary available in any of the round robin matches I've kibitzed. Am I “doing it wrong” or looking in the wrong place? Or has there just been no voice?
Sept. 24, 2013
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Sounds like a great choice.

Gavin, are you by any chance willing to share thoughts on how you all will decide who plays when and how often? Will you turn this completely over to an NPC…and, if so, who?

June 13, 2013
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
In his “well” on Bridgewinners from last year, ACBL President Bob Hartman more or less said he suspected this demographic is a lost cause until kids are out of the house and there's more free time when people get into their fifties.

Don't know how to link to the exact comment but here's the general link.

http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/in-the-well-robert-hartman/

I'm one of the lonely members of this age group too, but am not sure I have a strong counter to his argument.
Jan. 11, 2013
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Robert, appreciate all the answers. Two questions, both on “the future of the game.”

1. Your first response above to Chris focuses on older folks and younger folks but leaves out most people between 20 and 50. Do we think this generation is a lost cause (too little time, too little money…to cite the advantages you mention re: Boomers), at least for the time being?

2. What is your assessment of the threat that the game will wither away as it's current membership ages? I see conflicting views about how serious the predicament is, and would love to see a detailed, fact-based analysis of what the trends (ACBL membership, tables at clubs, tables at tourneys, online tables, etc…all stratified by age/generational cohort) really suggest. My impression is that few outside of the ACBL have access to the hard data to do this. This forum is obviously inadequate for this detailed review; will you and can you present this view for ACBL membership through some other means?
Feb. 9, 2012
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
.

Bottom Home Top