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Mar
10
comment In bridge, are “sequences” more valuable than non-sequences of similar point count?
Very good answer. (I'm going to wait a day or two before making a decision on acceptance.) Would you then agree that connected sequences KQJXX are better for offense and "broken" sequences AQxxx are better for defense, and be more inclined to overcall with the former than the latter (all other things being equal of course)?
Mar
9
comment When would you “slot” points in backgammon?
@cmhughes: Beginning of the game (no cube turned, opponent's checkers on the 24 point). In my case, I would slot the five point with an opening 6-2. But not the four point with a 6-3 or 5-4 (unless I had made the five point (3-1) or three point (5-3) on a previous turn). I would play 5-3 to the three point to improve the value of a subsequent slot to the four or five points.
Mar
9
asked In bridge, are “sequences” more valuable than non-sequences of similar point count?
Mar
7
asked When would you “slot” points in backgammon?
Feb
27
accepted Are there many mandated “time outs” in tournament bridge?
Feb
27
revised What are rules for an overcall that have wide acceptance?
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Feb
27
accepted When should you not place the robber to do the most damage in Settlers of Catan?
Feb
26
revised When should you not place the robber to do the most damage in Settlers of Catan?
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Feb
26
asked When should you not place the robber to do the most damage in Settlers of Catan?
Feb
25
comment Can a Djinn host a Parasite?
@ghoppe: I guess it was my mistake. But that's the conclusion I came to when I saw the word "program." I thought it might be better for the RPG site.
Feb
25
comment Can a Djinn host a Parasite?
I don't see what a computer program has to do with board and card games.
Feb
24
answered In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
Feb
24
comment In Bridge, Do You Count Defensive Points In the Opponents' Suit When Making a Takeout Double?
@thesunneversets: "Down five" was a bit unlucky (all the finesses "offside"). But even a more normal "down three" was pretty bad; that's -800 when vulnerable. Maybe the double was acceptable at "favorable" vulnerability (-500 for down three non-vul vs. -620 for a vulnerable game), but not otherwise.
Feb
24
comment Are there many mandated “time outs” in tournament bridge?
OK, there is a "stop card" mechanism. But "more honored in the breach than the observance."
Feb
24
revised What are rules for an overcall that have wide acceptance?
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Feb
24
revised What are rules for an overcall that have wide acceptance?
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Feb
23
asked In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
Feb
23
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
21
accepted Is a “drop-finesse” better than a simple “drop” play with a nine card suit in bridge?
Feb
21
accepted Can one ask for a “time out” to study the hand in bridge?