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Aug
12
comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens: West played fourth best and East encouraged on the first trick. Both opponents played low trumps on the second. The problem started on the third: At rubber, I play A, then low in spades from dummy to ensure the contract. At Matchpoints, I play A, then low in hearts to try for an overtrick. Is that right?
Aug
12
comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens: Hand was added.
Aug
4
comment Is the partner of a no trump opener also the team “captain” on defense?
Upvote for "Captain, once that is known, is entitled to lie with defensive signals while non-captain should only make mandatory false cards and otherwise signal honestly." But doesn't NT trumper's partner, with Jxxx know more about the bad trump distribution (declarer's side has only 7), than NT bidder knows about the combined trump holdings (4-0, 4-1, or possibly 4-2)? And I thought of having East bid 4 spades, (alleviating concerns about doubling into game), but decided it was too far fetched for them to go there with only 7 trumps.
Jul
26
comment Are there partnerships that win major events by using unpopular systems?
@PieterGeerkens: I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I certainly wouldn't rule it out. Good bridge teacher, too.
May
31
comment Grand slam bidding with high card points hand
@PieterGeerkens: Bad question, bad answer. I finally answered a "revised" question.
May
31
comment Grand slam bidding with high card points hand
@PieterGeerkens: Did you comment/downvote based on a misreading of my answer? Because I said that "The bidding cannot stop until a level is reached that is ONE SHORT of game," (not game itself). And my rebid of 2NT on AK32 AK32 AK K32 is similar to what you would do in your answer.
May
31
comment In Monopoly, Can I mortgage properties as I am bankrupted?
@jprete: The way I've played, a player can try to "deal" his way out of bankruptcy. Certainly, the rules allow him to sell houses and mortgage property to this end. Letting the player make "strategic" deals with third parties is icing on the cake. If he doesn't succeed, the "deals" have to be undone (except for the sale of houses and hotels to the bank for half price in cash), and payment made based on the status quo ante.
May
31
comment In Monopoly, Can I mortgage properties as I am bankrupted?
@GendoIkari: The rules aren't explicit on this point. I draw certain inferences from what is not said. Others may reasonably interpret them the other way.
May
31
comment In Monopoly, Can I mortgage properties as I am bankrupted?
@GendoIkari: Added rules quote.
May
2
comment Can the Russia no first turn attack rule be realistically extended for more turns?
I'm not sure I agree with you, but an upvote for a very interesting answer.
Apr
30
comment Do you still pay 10x the dice when getting the chance card that takes you to the nearest utility if the property is mortgaged?
You may be right that this is a good interpretation of the way the rules actually read. I'm not sure that this is what it should read; it seems to go against the "spirit" of the game.
Apr
26
comment What are bidding sequences in which the responder is likely to be the “captain” of the partnership?
Are you referring to the fact that slams can sometimes be made with 21 hcps (or less) if you have the appropriate double fits and shortness, while the same 21 hcps are only good for a part score if you don't have these fits (or don't know that you have them)?
Apr
26
comment What are bidding sequences in which the responder is likely to be the “captain” of the partnership?
Accepted for splinter raises and fourth suit forcing.
Mar
26
comment Settlers Of Catan 5-6 Expansion
I tried to make the question clearer by asking if the 5-6 player version was "playable" for four people.
Mar
19
comment In Diplomacy, will I be “cornered” as Turkey if I don't use the “juggernaut” opening?
Wow! Good exposition for Turkey. Never realized that the country had it so good.
Feb
22
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
Accepted for your improved answer, and for helping me to improve the question.
Feb
21
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
@PieterGeerkens: I have rephrased the question to the best of my ability regarding "captaincy."
Feb
21
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
I'm sorry if I confused you by "implying" that under the "key card system, the opener is usually the captain. That was not my intent. To that extent, the analogy with Blackwood does not completely hold.
Feb
21
comment How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?
In your answer below, you said that I (the responder) would become "captain" after the opener's second bid. This means that after opener rebids, e.g. "two spades," it's my prerogative to decide whether or not spades are trump. Why can't I use a "key card system to make that decision."
Feb
12
comment What does it mean to “interrupt movement”
@np8: Spies operate on land.