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I live in Lymington, Hampshire, and work in the Law Courts, which may have made my English slightly pedantic. I realize that Americans and other ex-colonials labour under a disadvantage, and regard it as an holy duty to assist them in speaking (and thinking) clearly.


Dec
22
comment Should I reopen this hand?
What system are you playing, and why do you think partner's actual hand affects your bid?
Dec
20
comment duplicate bridge revoke not agreed upon
What he 'would have made if he had played correctly' is a red herring. If he revoked, there is a penalty, as set out in the rules: if he did not, there is none.
Nov
16
comment Two players have a straight to the 8
Surely if you had a 9 (and 10) you would win the hand? But +1 for a clear answer.
Oct
17
reviewed Approve Advice on acquiring / constructing Dice Towers
Oct
17
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
16
answered Does Republic of Rome usually generate one or more wars per turn, leading to a loss even when cooperating?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
awarded  Custodian
Sep
23
reviewed Close Looking for a specific playmat
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open Looking for information about the 1957 board game “The Buccaneers”
Sep
23
reviewed No Action Needed Is it impossible to get the gold medal in Duke Landwalker scenario?
Aug
6
awarded  Yearling
Aug
3
answered Are there times when a hand with a seven card suit is too strong for a three level pre-empt?
Jul
31
comment roulette (changed rules) skill or luck?
Now I finally see what you mean. No, there is no skill involved. There is no game unless one player chooses black and one red, in which case the red player has the advantage; so any player who can count and think will choose red each time and the game does not even start. In future please put some effort into explaining questions, and please put some effort into thinking about them before asking.
Jul
31
reviewed Approve few-acres-of-snow tag wiki excerpt
Jul
31
comment roulette (changed rules) skill or luck?
If your game is 'player vs player' it is not roulette, and vice versa. Either way, this seems to be asking about mathematics rather than an actual game.
Jul
11
answered New Bridge Partner and Etiquette
Jun
30
comment How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
Great answer - if the question had been 'How are Texas transfers played?' It seems OP is asking 'How many people play them?' which is probably not answerable.
Jun
30
answered A Couple of Hearts Probabilities