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Nov
14
comment When should a player decide to fold in Texas Hold'em Poker?
Poker will probably be among the the next sites to "fold," and the questions will be migrated here. So why not ask them here?
Oct
27
comment Why is the strong 1NT so prevalent in Bridge?
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you going.
Oct
16
comment In bridge, can “good” players get away with bidding “light”?
We play Chicago, so my partner on one set of hands is my opponent two times out of three.
Oct
16
comment Are there common themes in “settlement” games?
@DaveDuPlantis: It is an actual problem, because I have time to learn one game, but not a whole bunch of them. On the other hand, if I can learn two or more games in "batches," for a little more effort than for one, then it would probably be worth my time.
Oct
15
comment Are there common themes in “settlement” games?
@thesunneversets: Your comment represents the kind of thing I had hoped to learn.
Oct
7
comment Breaking roads in Settlers of Catan
Basically, you can break an opponent's road if you can build a road to his road, and put your settlement at the intersection, right?
Oct
6
comment What can I do to avoid being stuck being able to do nothing in Settlers of Catan?
"Another player [and I] started doing hugely helpful trades to each other." Reminds me of the story of two graduates of the naval academy who made a secret pact to talk each other up at every possibility. Both became Admirals.
Sep
18
comment In bridge, how do you tell when to use holdup versus blocking plays?
@aryabhata: I'm looking for some examples. You usually have brilliant ones.
Sep
18
comment Can't remember the name of this card game
@PatLudwig: I have voted to close this question as being too localized. It seems like an "invented," not established game, that only a few people would know how to play.
Sep
18
comment Are there times to pre-empt with a “strong” six trumps in bridge?
On the other hand, if you are third seat opposite a passed partner, s/he doesn't have an opening bid. So maybe the time to do so is only in third seat and not otherwise. In fourth seat, I'd pass.
Sep
16
comment Are there times to pre-empt with a “strong” six trumps in bridge?
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you started. I'm in your "camp," but many other people I know think that I'm not aggressive enough.
Sep
9
comment BlackJack Game with no splitting
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you going.
Sep
6
comment In bridge, are there some 13 point hands that should not be opened?
@JoeGolton: I use mainly Standard American. But sometimes "bend" the rules.
Sep
6
comment In bridge, are there some 13 point hands that should not be opened?
I'm more concerned about telling partner the "figurative" truth, rather than the literal truth. By passing, I'm saying this hand is basically weaker than (s) xx (h) xxx (d) AKJxx (c) Axx, even though the latter has only 12 HCP (but three quick tricks). I play a strong no trump.
Sep
3
comment How to identify when to try a “Merriamac Coup” in bridge?
Pretty good answers to the question. Looking forward to more advanced examples (e.g. on opening lead).
Sep
3
comment How do you decide which way to finesse for an ace?
@Aryabhata: I fixed the question so that it's clear that it is a problem from a news article, and that there were no other possibilities or issues other than the one asked about.
Sep
3
comment How do you decide which way to finesse for an ace?
@Aryabhata: I described the hand. Dummy had Kxx, Axx, Axx, QT32, while declarer had AQJ, kxx, kxx, K854.
Aug
31
comment Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?
@ire_and_curses: Board game. But references to "real life" would be helpful. One is supposed to reflect the other.
Aug
28
comment Games that have no element of luck.
Yes. Besides linking to the game, you don't explain how and why Maharaja has no random elements.
Aug
28
comment Hero Quest type games
This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation.