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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.


Jan
26
answered In bridge, should East consider “overtaking” his partner's lead if able?
Jan
25
reviewed Satisfactory Can the Mermaids create towns with +1 shipping bonus?
Jan
25
reviewed Needs Improvement Missile rule clarification
Jan
25
reviewed Excellent Does a cafe card bonus apply to all players?
Jan
25
reviewed Satisfactory During battle can I play a one-shot card?
Jan
10
comment Is Mana Weaving ok if it's followed by a thorough shuffle?
What is the point of it, if you then do a proper shuffle?
Dec
28
revised third-reich wiki excerpt
added 101 characters in body
Dec
27
wiki created third-reich excerpt
Dec
27
suggested suggested edit on third-reich tag wiki excerpt
Dec
26
awarded  Organizer
Dec
26
revised What defines “Isolation” in Third Reich?
added tag
Dec
26
answered What defines “Isolation” in Third Reich?
Dec
22
comment Is a bridge defense easier if the values are about equally distributed?
The value of having one person making most of the decisions rather than guessing what partner wants is difficult to evaluate, but gets less as the skill of the partnership improves.
Dec
18
reviewed No Action Needed What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Dec
18
reviewed Reviewed What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Dec
10
comment If my partner sorted my cards for me, what would the official ruling be?
Should have is not correct. There is never any obligation to call the director, if you are happy to continue play. EBU law 9A says "any player may (my emphasis) draw attention to an irregularity..." and later states explicitly "There is no obligation to draw attention to an irregularity committed by one's own side". If your opponents would prefer to play the board rather than exact a penalty, that is their right.
Dec
6
awarded  Informed
Nov
12
comment Can one show that a majority of bridge hands could have been successfully defended?
'The number of contracts that were or could have been defeated' is about as useful a statistic as 'the number of days when it rained or might have done'.
Oct
29
answered What can the dummy player do in Bridge?
Oct
28
awarded  Custodian