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John Larkin
John Larkin
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Sept. 5, 2016
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Dealing Cards
We are certainly moving towards having 52 piles, then......
Unauthorized Information - when do you need to pass and when can you bid?
Options didn't work for me. East is required to pass. We can see his hand. "No matter how good his hand is" doesn't enter into the process. PS He is not really "required" to pass, but anything else will ruin his/her/their chances.
Dealing Cards
Looks good. Makes the amalgamations more than four (a trick's worth) apart.
Dealing Cards
The cut is important because both overhand and riffle shuffles can easily keep a card at the top or bottom. Last thing is therefore a cut. Not too near the edges. Also the last manoeuvre in poker (not mentioned above?). I believe our local regulations prescribe the inclusion of an ...
Dealing Cards
Kinda makes the point better if even the gin rummy was ten years back.
Would you call for the director?
Is the forcing 1nt alertable where youplay? And, to be fair, questioner probably wants to know what dummy's bid showed to help them work out declarer's hand. So probably should let that ride (for two reasons?)
Would you call for the director?
JL has not suggested this, but one reason to ask such a question is to see whether South would expect this hand from the 2 diamond bid, thus you know what South based his bid on, and therefore have more inkling as to South's hand. This might be an ...
Would you call for the director?
I abstained as I had no idea what the explanation meant.
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
I thought you good players would be keen to get the chance to go head-to-head with these guys on a level playing-field. Cos they won't be able to do their stuff this time, will they? Like meeting up with the bully when he doesn't have his mates.
Active Ethics (Again)
Just for interest. Another aspect of playing and directing at same time. At the time I was running a "grading system", I noted that one of our directors, playing with the same partner, had a grading performance around 150 points lower when he was also directing. For EBU members, that ...
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