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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.


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awarded  Excavator
Feb
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comment Lasting games in the past century
@ErikP.: edited the question by changing "deep" to "lasting." "Deep" is subjective; "lasting" can be measured objectively, and I have voted to reopen this question as edited.
Feb
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revised Lasting games in the past century
Changed references to "depth" to "lasting."
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awarded  Fanatic
Jan
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answered Second line invasion of two-space extension
Jan
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answered How do I properly place handicap stones?
Jan
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comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Welcome to the site. Thanks your answer. An upvote to get you started.
Jan
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reviewed Approve What tactical/strategic decisions can you make in D&D: The Legend of Drizzt board game?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
Jan
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revised How often should I bluff in poker?
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Jan
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comment How often should I bluff in poker?
@KarlKnechtel: Another consideration is the "speed" of the GAME. Some games are "fast" with a lot of bluffing going on. In such cases, you should (almost) "always" have them when you bet--to catch bluffs and slow the game down. Other games are "slow" with few bluffs and few calls. In such cases, you should sometimes bet when you don't "have them" (bluff) to "steal" money and speed the game up.
Jan
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comment What does it mean to check behind?
It is a real advantage to check (bet, or raise) "behind," (after everyone else has acted) which is why you can play weaker cards than usual on the "button," or "last" position.
Jan
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comment How often should I bluff in poker?
@ire_and_curses: A "button cycle" is a cycle in which the "button" (that determines the dealer and the blinds) has been around to each person once. It's actually the same number of games as the number of players at the table.
Jan
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answered How often should I bluff in poker?
Jan
15
answered Chess - Learning to Sacrifice Pieces for the Greater Good
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reviewed Approve Can Meddling Mage Be Used as a Counter?
Jan
9
comment What Is the Preferred Strategy For the US in Axis and Allies? Why?
@sixtyfootersdude: I was talking about METHODOLOGY, not contribution. What you said is true, that other nations did most of the work. But in this context, the discussion was about the historical sequence of events, in contrast with proposed game strategies.