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Jul
28
comment Why is this type of hesitation considered unethical?
Just trying to give some reason as to why it is considered unethical...
Jul
21
answered Why is this type of hesitation considered unethical?
Jul
10
comment Forced Response to a Convenient Minor Open
The rules (and usually bridge clubs) don't "demand" bids. The bidding system does, which players are free to ignore (likely to the detriment of the partnership). Not sure why a bridge club has a rule forcing the responder to bid something. Or is your question mainly about the bidding system which almost everyone plays in your club? (or did I misunderstand what you wrote?)
Jun
30
comment How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
To answer your last question, the two transfers have different names: Jacoby and Texas. There are pairs that play Jacoby but not Texas.
Apr
30
comment Are there times NOT to bid 1NT with 15 high card points and a balanced hand?
I think most experts would agree with this answer.
Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
24
comment Bridge video lessons
Not a video, but worth the time: acbl.org/learn/ltpb.html
Apr
23
comment Opening “best of minors”
When do you open a major? What is the name of the system (if any)?
Apr
23
revised Opening “best of minors”
edited tags; edited title
Apr
10
comment Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
@HostileFork: Mistakes do happen. The opposing side is allowed to reject the claim, in which case the game continues with the claimers hands exposed (there are even bridge laws which deal with these). Most of the times, though, if everyone is a reasonable player, the valid claims will get accepted. Showing a single sequence of plays which works might not sit well with bridge players. Those few sentences of English actually pack a lot more info than a sequence of 52 cards played. They cover all possible plays by the defenders!
Apr
10
comment Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
@HostileFork: I believe ruds gave you a list of plays, albeit in English and in an indirect fashion. You play spades, why don't you try and figure out what he is saying? (Bridge players are also lazy :-))
Apr
10
revised Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
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Apr
10
comment Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
@HostileFork: There is no more play once a claim occurs, so there is no "actually played sequence". As to "documentation" online which you seem to be running into, those are just puzzles. Not a record of real games played. The Vugraph link I gave above is a real record of games played. You will see a partial list of plays, followed by a claim, after which you won't see any list of plays. Am I making sense? Or did I misunderstand you?
Apr
10
answered Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
Feb
3
comment What is the Purpose of a “Ducking” Play In Bridge?
@PieterGeerkens: Yes, that too. I will add an example some time. Thanks!
Feb
3
comment Cold contract in bridge
Thanks for the suggestion.
Feb
1
comment Cold contract in bridge
I am guessing it is probably in the 1930s... but perhaps you are right.
Feb
1
comment Cold contract in bridge
Thanks, but I am more interested in the origin, rather than the meaning.
Jan
31
asked Cold contract in bridge
Jan
27
comment What are good reasons to lead dummy's first bid suit?
@TOm: If declarer has a singleton, to me it seems unlikely to be right. You just let declarer throw a bunch of losers. Anyway, opening lead theory has a lot left to explore. Perhaps you have found something useful.