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reviewed Approve Opener's rebid of 2NT (system: Simple SAYC)
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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answered Why are beginning to intermediate bridge players told to delay learning how to bid certain types of unusual hands?
May
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answered Simplest bidding system for introduction into bridge
May
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awarded  Yearling
May
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answered Is it possible for players to gain an advantage from colluding in blackjack?
May
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comment Is there a Diplomacy variant that does not contain stalemate lines?
@tttppp: All OTHER things being equal, what you said is true. But one more supply center makes it easier to get "18 out of 35" than "18 out of 34" because 35 is an odd number.
May
22
accepted In bridge, what caused bidding “standards” to decline post Goren?
May
22
comment Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
It's close enough. "Qin" preached a particular strategy but didn't follow it dogmatically. And that's probably the key.
May
22
accepted Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
May
22
comment What is the point in disclosure of the bidding system to opponents?
@Jefromi: Your question has been more or less asked and answered here: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…. Basically, any system is legal as long as you disclose it. So to answer the question, disclosing "legitimizes" a system.
May
22
answered “Diplomacy” rule clarification, unit under attack
May
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comment What is the point in disclosure of the bidding system to opponents?
@qble: In chess, you can SEE everything. Whether you "understand" it or not is up to you. In bridge, opponents are supposed to be able to "hear" everything, and not in Swahili either, as Monica pointed out. But of course, you hope that they don't fully understand.
May
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answered Is there a Diplomacy variant that does not contain stalemate lines?
May
22
answered What is the point in disclosure of the bidding system to opponents?
May
15
comment Is there a viable “Japan First” strategy for the Allies in Axis and Allies?
@PaulMarshall:One of the preconditions for this strategy was that "Japan" is a better player than "Germany." Meaning that as an Ally, I'm less concerned about what Germany can do in Africa than about what Japan could do against Russia if not "ganged up" on in this way. Switch the relative strengths and I would NOT use this strategy.
May
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comment Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
@bwarner: It worked in "real life," which is why I asked if it might work in Diplomacy. But the connection might be hard to make on a gameboard.
May
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comment Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
@NIck: 4 vs. 3. That's why the Qin won with it. But it is a sophisticated, complicated strategy fraught with pitfalls. Which is why the Qin made a name for themselves when it worked for them. I believe that's how CHINA got its name.
May
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asked Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
May
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asked If the Axis capture a factory in Axis and Allies, would the game tilt in their favor?