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I play a number of board and card games with varying degrees of skill, but using "algorithms" to avoid the most obvious mistakes. Depending on the game, if you can beat me, you are probably not a beginner, and perhaps a pretty good player.


Aug
3
comment Are there times when a hand with a seven card suit is too strong for a three level pre-empt?
"Risked a game." That's a tough one for me, because it really depends on the two jacks (or lack thereof). Without them, partner has about 5 trump tricks, and I have three more with AJ and KQ for about eight. Those two J's are only two points, but opposite my KQ's, they're two extra tricks.
Aug
2
asked Are there times when a hand with a seven card suit is too strong for a three level pre-empt?
Aug
2
accepted What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
Aug
2
revised What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
Updated with partner's preference.
Aug
1
answered What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
Jul
31
comment What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
@ruds: Actually, a hand with AKQ432 (an extra "x") is known as a "weak pull," and is a "second" weak two bid that should be passed. So the key is coming to an agreement with partner.
Jul
30
revised What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
added 302 characters in body
Jul
30
asked What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
Jul
29
comment When is a backgammon not a backgammon?
@JuliaHayward: OK, fixed. Thanks.
Jul
29
revised When is a backgammon not a backgammon?
added 10 characters in body
Jul
28
comment Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”
@PieterGeerkens: OK, changed to "should."
Jul
28
revised Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”
edited title
Jul
28
accepted Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”
Jul
26
comment Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”
I've kind of wondered about 2. If South opens 1 spade, and you're West (in the direct seat), you're going to open anyway. If you're East, you will need to overcall to direct the lead, but then you're in the balancing seat, where a different set of rules apply.
Jul
26
asked Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”
Jul
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
19
comment Should I have made a takeout double in the situation?
FWIW, the opponents' 23 points were divided something like 12 and 11, not 23-0. I think I inferred from East's pass that my partner had a few points.
Jul
17
asked Should I have made a takeout double in the situation?
Jul
15
comment How Is the Magic Core Set 2015 “Deck Builder's Toolkit” Different From Other Core Set Offerings With Respect To Cards?
Changed "inferior to" to "different from" in title. The former is subjective (and hence frowned on in this site); the latter is objective.
Jul
15
revised How Is the Magic Core Set 2015 “Deck Builder's Toolkit” Different From Other Core Set Offerings With Respect To Cards?
edited title