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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.


Apr
22
accepted What constitutes “wrongful” hesitation in bridge?
Apr
22
comment What constitutes “wrongful” hesitation in bridge?
"False carding to make the declarer lose count" is not illegal in this instance, but "reinforcing" it by hesitating is, right?
Apr
18
asked What constitutes “wrongful” hesitation in bridge?
Apr
17
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
14
asked Has the value of a five-card suit in no trump contracts been demonstrated?
Apr
14
answered In bridge, how can you “see” (locate) most of 52 cards halfway into the play?
Apr
12
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
10
revised Risk - To secure a world domination win?
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Apr
10
comment Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
@PieterGeerkens: It goes back to a point that you made in an earlier post that West should not double with a "finessable" holding such as KJ9 of trumps because it warns declarer where the finesse is. But if West had KQJ of trumps, he'd have two "forced" (not just possible) trump tricks. Even so, Bond was lucky to find all five little trumps in the South hand, rather than split, say 3-2 South and East (or 2-2 if West has four).
Apr
9
answered Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
Apr
9
answered Risk - To secure a world domination win?
Apr
6
comment When might a Standard American bidder “bend” the five card major rule?
Left to my own devices, I'd be inclined to open, as well as overcall, a four card major with a solid suit like KQTx. IMHO, it's worth a full trick more than a "broken" suit like KJxx, which is why I need the fifth card to open with the latter.
Apr
3
comment When might a Standard American bidder “bend” the five card major rule?
@hunter: Yes, I would consider a "5 card major" consisting of say, 97532 weaker than the typical four card major.
Mar
30
accepted In bridge, does it make sense to “shade” one's bidding standards with a part score?
Mar
30
comment When might a Standard American bidder “bend” the five card major rule?
It goes back to this question, that I would be more inclined to bend the rules with a part score, than with love all. boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/14644/…. That includes your suggestion of a weak NT. That's in a "good" game. But your answer to the earlier question was practical; against weak opponents, "tighten up" in a partial and let them hang themselves.
Mar
30
comment When might a Standard American bidder “bend” the five card major rule?
What about the "rule of 15?" bridgeguys.com/Conventions/Rule15.html It says to bid one spade in fourth seat with four spades and 11 hcps because you have the "boss" suit.
Mar
29
answered In Blackjack, does the dealer reveal his hole card if you bust?
Mar
29
asked When might a Standard American bidder “bend” the five card major rule?
Mar
28
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
24
revised Game Balance Axis and Allies WWI
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