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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
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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.
Jan
23
comment What happens when a deal is passed out in Duplicate Bridge Tournaments?
I believe most are talking about a raw score of zero, not the matchpoint score...
Jan
22
comment Are there any systems or experts that factor in “intermediate” cards in deciding when to bid?
If it is inherently bad, even a use is an abuse :-) Glad to see it is giving you good results.
Jan
22
comment Are there any systems or experts that factor in “intermediate” cards in deciding when to bid?
The Banzai method has been getting bad reviews as not really being objective. Follow at your own risk. (Note: Not saying it is wrong etc). (But, Thanks for the link)
Jan
21
comment Are there any systems or experts that factor in “intermediate” cards in deciding when to bid?
Where did you get that 4-3-2-1 overvalues Aces in NoTrump? Aces are very useful in any kind of contract.
Jan
21
comment Bidding response to convenient minor bid
What system are you playing?
Jan
7
comment Did a bridge column make errors in discussing a hand?
"extraordinary" plays are rare. Average folks would be better off learning to count! Anyway, I do hope you find something, and perhaps make a world class computer program someday.
Jan
7
comment What are good reasons to lead dummy's first bid suit?
@TomAu: I see. Good luck. Don't forget to share with us, what you find!
Dec
31
comment In bridge, how would you bid the “worst” 14 point hand?
@TomAu: As others have said, this is not a matter of judgement, but of agreement. Just agree upon something with partner. If you are asking which agreement is better, there is no objective answer, IMO.
Dec
31
comment What are good reasons to lead dummy's first bid suit?
@TomAu: Based on your questions so far, I would say this is a case of trying to run before you can crawl. Forget about the rare cases of trying to break up a squeeze on opening lead. I suggest you should concentrate on understanding the basics first, for eg: not setting up opponent's suits, not bidding unilaterally etc. Becoming a good player at bridge takes a long time. Wasting time on improbable rarities will only make that journey even longer. Apologies if that is not the case, and you are just trying to add some unique bridge related questions to this site.