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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.


Aug
15
comment Can the Big Blind Player Post More than the Current Big Blind?
The debate between you and me is about raising "in" versus raising "out." I'd rather raise people "out." But $150 versus a blind of $400 won't do it.
Aug
15
answered Can the Big Blind Player Post More than the Current Big Blind?
Aug
15
revised In Bridge, How do I Differentiate Between My Partner's Signals on Defense?
amplfication
Aug
15
asked In Bridge, How do I Differentiate Between My Partner's Signals on Defense?
Aug
14
comment Why is chasing the low considered a trap in Omaha Hi/Lo?
Welcome aboard with your question. An upvote to get you started.
Aug
14
answered Why is chasing the low considered a trap in Omaha Hi/Lo?
Aug
14
accepted Have I Been Misplaying France in Diplomacy?
Aug
14
accepted In Poker, What is the Significance of “Betting on the Come”
Aug
8
comment In Poker, What is the Significance of “Betting on the Come”
Congrats on your first answer. An upvote for you.
Aug
8
comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
@tim: The goal of the site is to improve the quality of questions and answers. That's the purpose of downvotes. These can be removed after edits that improve the "quality."
Aug
8
asked Have I Been Misplaying France in Diplomacy?
Aug
8
comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
@aryabhata: Tim, will you edit your answer to conform to our new understanding? Aryabhata, would you remove your downvote if Tim edits his answer to your satisfaction.?
Aug
8
comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Oddly enougn, I have more leeway in a tournament than I do with my (rather contentious) tablemates. Apparently, if I take 2-3 minutes to study a difficult hand, then play "quickly" after that (because of what I've learned) I'm ok. – Tom Au 0 secs ago edit
Aug
7
accepted What Makes Buildings Valuable In Puerto Rico?
Aug
7
accepted In Axis and Allies, Is There A Way to Measure the Benefits of Various Techs Against Each Other? And the Cost of Discovery?
Aug
6
comment What Crazy Bridge Bidding Systems Actually Work In Practice?
@TimLymington: I'd welcome your comments/answers on my other bridge questions. I've asked a few.
Aug
6
comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Welcome to the site. Thanks for the answer (a good one). An upvote AND an acceptance.
Aug
6
accepted In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Aug
6
accepted In Axis and Allies, When (and How) Would You Adjust Your Opening Strategy?
Aug
6
answered How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?