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Jul
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revised Can you place units in an Industrial Complex the turn you place it?
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Jul
27
answered Can you place units in an Industrial Complex the turn you place it?
Jul
23
comment In bridge, can the “rule of 20” be used outside of opening bids (e.g for takeout doubles)?
Welcome to the site. A good answer and an upvote to get you started. Suppose this isn't a "takeout double" but "a conventional response to a strong club." Even so, would the "Rule of 20" help deter a "double" with a too-weak hand? I wouldn't double with only 7 hcp unless my suits were 7-6 or 6-6-1.
Jul
23
comment In bridge, can the “rule of 20” be used outside of opening bids (e.g for takeout doubles)?
You're certainly entitled to your opinion. But mine is that takeout doubles require both shape AND strength. The "Rule of 20" was originated to create a "sliding scale" of "more shape, less strength" for opening bids. THAT's what I want for take out doubles as well. The "expert" went "down 3 (instead of down 2) because he had too LITTLE strength. (Unless his shape was something like 6-6-1-0).
Jul
22
comment In Texas Hold'em, who is awarded second and third place in this scenario?
@JSBձոգչ The question has been answered, so it now needs a moderator to move it. I say leave it here, due to wondering how long the poker site will survive.
Jul
22
answered In Texas Hold'em, who is awarded second and third place in this scenario?
Jul
22
asked In bridge, can the “rule of 20” be used outside of opening bids (e.g for takeout doubles)?
Jul
17
accepted Is it legitimate/ethical to treat the same bid from different people in different ways?
Jul
14
comment In Bridge, Why Do People Use “Transfer Bids” Over 1 NT?
Welcome to the site. Good answer. An upvote to get you started.
Jul
13
comment Is it right to refrain from making a takeout double in borderline situations?
@DanielGottesman: RHO has AT LEAST as many HCP as I do, possibly as many as 20. And if partner is FORCED to bid 1S with (s)xxxx (h)xxx (d)xxx (c)xxx, we're not going to be happy. Much better if my spades were ATxxx. Then we'd be missing KQJX and figure to drop an honor with the ace.
Jul
12
comment Is it right to refrain from making a takeout double in borderline situations?
@thesunneversets: I don't mind competing for a game with ATxxx in spades. I do mind trying to do this with Qxx in spades, and the ATxxx in clubs. When I double, I'm promising an "average" of Axxx in each of the unbid suits, and in no event worse than Kxx or Qxxx in the majors. Qxx falls below that standard.
Jul
12
comment Is it right to refrain from making a takeout double in borderline situations?
For me, the key point is the weak spade suit and strong club suit. Switch the two, and I would happily double. You might find a game at 4s but probably not (given North's strength) in 5C.
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asked Is it right to refrain from making a takeout double in borderline situations?
Jul
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comment Doubleton Negating High-Card Points
@Allan: Yes I would do this.
Jul
11
answered Is Go played for money?
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11
answered Traditional 1-stone handicap before komi
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answered Backgammon Statistics To Know
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11
answered What is the “shuck-shuck” strategy?