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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.


Sep
12
revised How Can I Identify How To Beat My Computer At Chess?
Narrow scope of question
Sep
11
accepted In Axis and Allies, Can Infantry Building Lead to a “Stalemate” in the Early Going?
Sep
9
answered How Can I Identify How To Beat My Computer At Chess?
Sep
7
answered Is castling still done in the openings in modern chess?
Sep
6
comment When is a backgammon not a backgammon?
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you started.
Sep
6
answered When is a backgammon not a backgammon?
Sep
2
comment In Bridge, What's the Difference Between the Blackwood And Gerber Conventions?
Welcome to the site. Thanks for your answer, which I have upvoted.
Aug
31
revised When is it a good idea to pick the Craftsman in Puerto Rico?
amplification
Aug
30
answered When is it a good idea to pick the Craftsman in Puerto Rico?
Aug
30
accepted Is A Good time Make a “Penalty” Double When Your Defensive Tricks Exceed Your “Allowance”?
Aug
25
accepted In Bridge, How do I Differentiate Between My Partner's Signals on Defense?
Aug
25
asked How do I Detect/Defend Against an Endplay In Bridge?
Aug
24
comment Russian Roulette Alternative?
@warbaker: I'm actually new at closing questions myself (barely on the site for 3 months). It struck me as a "borderline" question. Given that the user was new, I voted to close, on the theory that new users are more likely to ask borderline questions. If someone with high rep had asked it, I might have let it pass. But new users tend to attract more scrutiny.
Aug
23
comment In MTG, Can Rhox redirect its damage when it blocks?
@ire: I wouldn't call it terrible. But there appears to be a pretty even split of opinion on the related meta question, so I'll stop doing this.
Aug
23
answered In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?
Aug
23
accepted In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?
Aug
23
comment In MTG, Can Rhox redirect its damage when it blocks?
Add the name of the game (an abbreviation, actually), to the heading.
Aug
23
revised In MTG, Can Rhox redirect its damage when it blocks?
Added game title
Aug
22
comment In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?
I believe I knew about most of the individual elements of "blue," but never saw them as a unified whole. That's a very good, easy to remember acronym. And your point about attacking any given individual element is a good one also.
Aug
22
comment In Bridge, What Are Some Defenses Against Squeezes?
The last line is meant to be an "adjunct" to the main question. Perhaps I should move it, or even delete it altogether to make the question clearer.