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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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accepted When should I pay to invade a neutral country in Axis and Allies
Jul
27
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
27
answered Evaluating an opponent in a game you're familiar with?
Jul
25
answered In contract bridge, what are bonus points for?
Jul
25
comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
@dave: I take your point--up to a point. Even allowing for this fact, my guess it that it takes me more time than is "convntionally" acceptable (e.g. in tournaments). So I want to find out 1) how long is "conventionally" acceptable, and 2) how to get to this point.
Jul
25
asked In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Jul
22
comment Rewards and punishments for card games
Welcome to the site. An upvote for you.
Jul
22
accepted How do I Decide to Sacrifice or Preserve “Smaller” Naval Units (E.g. Subs) In Axis and Allies?
Jul
22
accepted In “Standard” American, Is It Possible to Bid the Opposing Suit “Naturally” Over a Takeout Double?
Jul
20
accepted What is (Larry Cohen's) the “Law of Total Tricks” In Bridge?
Jul
20
accepted In Bridge, What is the Merit of Taking a “Double” Finesse?
Jul
20
accepted In Diplomacy, Is the “Three Emperor's Alliance” a Good Strategy For Russia?
Jul
19
comment In Bridge, What is the Merit of Taking a “Double” Finesse?
Putting in the T is a key point. So with AQTxx, you have the chance/option of putting in the T. Whereas you don't with AQxx.
Jul
19
revised In Bridge, What is the Merit of Taking a “Double” Finesse?
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Jul
19
asked In Bridge, What is the Merit of Taking a “Double” Finesse?
Jul
19
comment In “Standard” American, Is It Possible to Bid the Opposing Suit “Naturally” Over a Takeout Double?
Suppose the other team had a "leg" of 40 (or more). Would it THEN make sense for RHO to bid 2H, which would complete their game? Actually this kind of question comes up a lot in our "game" since there are a lot of part scores.
Jul
18
comment In “Standard” American, Is It Possible to Bid the Opposing Suit “Naturally” Over a Takeout Double?
Since they DID make eight tricks in "my" suit, they could also have passed for penalties, set me two, and scored 300 points (doubled, non-vul), which is a better result than they actually got, right?
Jul
18
asked In “Standard” American, Is It Possible to Bid the Opposing Suit “Naturally” Over a Takeout Double?
Jul
18
comment In Diplomacy, Is the “Three Emperor's Alliance” a Good Strategy For Russia?
So "execution" is the key, right? Good point.
Jul
16
comment In Diplomacy, How Would England Identify Its First Target?
@pat: I don't know how to adjourn to chat. Did so once when prompted. But basically, I wasn't sure whether your remark about answers was directed to Peter (who answered) or me (who asked, then commented on Peter's answer).