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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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July 27, 2010
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United States of America

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The never never land
Is this Best Hand or not? If its Best hand, the points are 10/10/10 around the table. A robot would open 3. Fits their total points model I believe. Bots are notoriously bad in defending high level preempts. They sit way too often, so there's a ...
This was annoying
Interesting. With a team that I expect to beat, I want to avoid as much variance as possible, even if its slightly +EV. A 4 introduces a lot of variance - on a bad day its -1400. In a good day it nets a double game swing. However, a weak ...
This was annoying
I like 4, but I like bidding problems more :) You can post the story after.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATx 98xx QJx AJx
Unfortunately, your RHO won't accept 2 over 2 - unless he wants to bid 2 himself.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATx 98xx QJx AJx
If advancer tried 1N and the doubler reverted to 2, a Bluhmer 3 is close to perfect.
What hand type is 2!d?
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q87643 KQ AJ63 Q
I don't think pass implies anything more than: "I don't know what to do; but if you decide to bid 5 or x, I'm good with it". As for the actual decision, it's either pass or 5 - double isn't a consideration. A. AKxx ...
What card do you play next?
I'd shift to a middle heart but playing these methods I would have led the K here.
BW 2/1: Splinters
Well with 1 2 4, 3N isn't the target anymore. Make it 1 2 4, then I wouldnt make the call on KQxxx Axx Kxxx x since 3N is still in play.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATx 98xx QJx AJx
That is fine, but recognize you are passing a forcing call.

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