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Jan
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comment Recording Settlers of Catan games?
This answer pointed out a key difference between Catan (the luck factor) and Go (no luck), and suggested a way "around" the problem. That's good enough for an answer.
Jan
3
comment Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
Coming from me, a question would be IMPS or rubber, because I am not familiar with Matchpoints. It's been 40 years since I've played that version of bridge.
Jan
3
comment Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
Thanks for your help/guidance in improving my question. I'll grant you that this sequence "works to defenders' advantage more frequently." But the price seems awfully high, because declarer would benefit more from one 36% chance (3-3 split with Jack high because the Queen was dumped) than with four 8% chances (exactly Qx with East). And the first is what was created to produce the illusion of the second. Not to mention the other possibility you brought up.
Jan
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revised Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
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Jan
3
comment Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens: I changed the first two sentences so that the bidding and vulnerability information matches the link. Reminder noted.
Jan
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revised Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
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Jan
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revised Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
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Jan
2
asked Can you suspect false carding from the following situation?
Jan
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Dec
30
comment Can one use alternate evaluation methods, e.g. “K&R” to defend actions that appear to violate your convention card?
FWIW, I would just say that "K&R" is a widely accepted evaluation method supported by software" and then attach a link to the software itself.
Dec
30
comment Can one use alternate evaluation methods, e.g. “K&R” to defend actions that appear to violate your convention card?
@AdamWildavsky: Ok, fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
Dec
30
revised Can one use alternate evaluation methods, e.g. “K&R” to defend actions that appear to violate your convention card?
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Dec
29
comment Can one use alternate evaluation methods, e.g. “K&R” to defend actions that appear to violate your convention card?
@PieterGeerkens: Probably ask questions. I don't think most directors would impose penalties unless they are quite sure that there is a violation.
Dec
29
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Dec
29
revised Can one use alternate evaluation methods, e.g. “K&R” to defend actions that appear to violate your convention card?
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Dec
29
asked Can one use alternate evaluation methods, e.g. “K&R” to defend actions that appear to violate your convention card?
Dec
28
comment Under what circumstances is a declare allowed to “pause” upon seeing the dummy?
OK, so the rules are slightly different for declarer, since he plays both his hand and dummy. That is, dummy is not allowed to "play," and therefore the declarer's pause doesn't give him unauthorized information. If any is generated, the only beneficiaries are the opponents.
Dec
28
asked Under what circumstances is a declare allowed to “pause” upon seeing the dummy?
Dec
25
asked Is there a bid that is “forcing to four?”