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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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revised Should I respond to 1 NT in a suit or NT holding 17 HCP and a void?
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Apr
27
revised Are there “established” systems where “Five Card Majors” isn't a strict rule?
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Apr
13
revised Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?
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Mar
15
revised Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
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Mar
14
revised Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
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Mar
13
revised Can “aggressive” or unusual play in blackjack get someone thrown out of a casino?
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Feb
27
revised What are rules for an overcall that have wide acceptance?
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Feb
26
revised When should you not place the robber to do the most damage in Settlers of Catan?
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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
16
revised Is a “drop-finesse” better than a simple “drop” play with a nine card suit in bridge?
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Feb
15
revised In bridge, should a defender play differently with most, about half, or few of the partnership's points?
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Jan
26
revised Bridge bidding - how do I decide whether or not to bid 1NT with weakness in a particular suit?
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Nov
8
revised saint-petersburg wiki excerpt
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Oct
27
revised How can I beat Germany in Axis & Allies: Europe?
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Oct
16
revised Are there common themes in “settlement” games?
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Oct
11
revised Should I respond to 1 NT in a suit or NT holding 17 HCP and a void?
Put suits in order.
Sep
23
revised In bridge, what are exceptions to “third hand high?”
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Sep
15
revised Are there times to pre-empt with a “strong” six trumps in bridge?
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Sep
3
revised How do you decide which way to finesse for an ace?
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