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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.


Sep
30
reviewed No Action Needed In Puerto Rico, during the Settlers phase, are players required to pick a plantation
Aug
6
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
awarded  Custodian
Aug
4
reviewed No Action Needed How do you make Settlers of Catan work well for 2 players? (Problems and play-tested solution described, alternatives requested)
Jul
27
awarded  Custodian
Jul
27
reviewed Excellent Can we take “Death Company Tycho” in an army without a Death Company?
Jul
27
reviewed Satisfactory Sacrificing to regenerate from Supreme Verdict
Jul
27
reviewed Needs Improvement Question regarding strong 2c opening
Jul
27
reviewed Satisfactory When should I mulligan in Android: Netrunner?
Jul
27
reviewed Satisfactory What general approach should be taken opening hands with 3=1=4=5 and 1=3=4=5 shape?
Jul
10
comment Is a deck with extra aces more beneficial to a dealer, or a player?
Surely the house has the same increased odds of a blackjack? If a house blackjack beats any hand, this would work against the player.
Jun
19
comment Bidding game (simple SAYC)
The partnership appears to have a 10-card diamond fit and 26-28 points; enough for 5D, surely?
Jun
12
comment Question regarding strong 2c opening
4C over 3NT might have a range of meanings in this situation; in any case, I really don't think you can pass a bid that takes you out of game. And even if 'all experts will recognise this' scheme, it may not help a player who's uncertain which bids are forcing. (I agree with you, by the way; just saying this is a site for Bridge beginners as much as mavens.)
Jun
12
revised Question regarding strong 2c opening
possibly 'assumes', certianly not 'infers'
May
29
answered Question regarding strong 2c opening
May
22
answered Simplest bidding system for introduction into bridge
May
18
revised Can the power of an attack be reduced below two?
allude/elude
May
11
comment Analyzing bidding sequence
a) Could you be clearer about what you are actually asking and b) could you say what bidding system was in use?
May
7
comment What are some good introductory rules to bridge?
Bridge Whist is like Bridge in the same way Australian Rules Football is like American Football; the similarities don't mean playing one will make you an expert in the other.
Apr
29
comment In bridge, does a declarer “need to” locate all 52 cards during the play of a trump contract?
I sense a misunderstanding here. On the one hand, remembering every card played in every hand is a good thing, as there is always a small chance that the setting trick will turn on the 4 against the 5. This does not mean that striving for this perfection is the best way to improve your bridge, nor that anyone who can't do it is a bad player. On the other hand, it is only necessary to keep track of significant cards; but the 4 as against the 5 may be significant as a signal or indicating a split (assuming a defender played his lowest trump under the A). You're not actually disagreeing.