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Nov
28
comment Bridge bidding - how do I decide whether or not to bid 1NT with weakness in a particular suit?
I think you are looking at this the wrong way, if you bid nt your partner should normally be running the auction
Oct
16
comment In bridge, can “good” players get away with bidding “light”?
also experts are more likely to have more advanced bidding systems and so will have more information in certain situations
Oct
3
comment Should I respond to 1 NT in a suit or NT holding 17 HCP and a void?
+1 staymen first is also a possibility to reveal a potential heart fit, but I don't think it buys you much here assuming strong NT
Sep
18
comment In Descent SE can you sell search cards after use?
though it is then odd that you can't keep unused cards between campaigns
Sep
3
comment How do you decide which way to finesse for an ace?
do you know anything from the bidding?
Aug
13
comment Response to “convenient” minor bid.
+1 and you can always go back to clubs after bidding a new suit
Aug
13
comment In Bridge, should a defender “encourage” with a "stranded honor?
@Aryabhata disagree that you need to see West's hand, if you are actually playing as East then you wouldn't. seeing North and East's hands would be useful though, but I think we can assume that either there is a better suit or defense has no hope
Aug
7
comment In bridge, what are some exceptions to “second hand low?”
@Aryabhata you would play second hand high if I led an ace? ;) on a more serious note 'high' and 'low' are fuzzy, honors are not
Jun
13
comment Is kingmaking in multiplayer games a problem that can be fixed?
There are some other subtleties as well e.g. are the other players aware of the kingmaking deal or is it secret. Might also be worth mentioning collusion in games for money being tracked by pattern matching
Jun
13
comment In bridge, what are the proper followups to a Jacoby transfer?
Your last point is really important I think, with 1nt you have already told your partner pretty much everything you can, they are in the driving seat even though you may still end up as declarer
Apr
1
comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
also of course newspaper columns don't tend to print boring hands, in real play some hands are obvious how to play as soon as revealed
Jun
19
comment Why Do People “Pre-empt” With Seven Of A Suit In Bridge?
also there is no guarantee you will be playing after your preempt - if partner really has nothing opposition may still be able bid anyway
Dec
17
comment Why is the strong 1NT so prevalent in Bridge?
as with the escapes, its worth bearing in mind that weak/strong nt is not the only common difference between different sides of the pond, you really need to consider the other bids in the system as well
Dec
17
comment Why is the strong 1NT so prevalent in Bridge?
at least for majors you are likely to have transfers to get strong hand as declarer with weak 1NT anyway
Dec
16
comment Games that can be played with just normal playing cards that are engrossing enough for a hardcore gamer
the information encoding and exchange element often is the game, with the play almost inevitable once dummies hand is seen. granted i can see how this would appeal more to meta-gaming fans and code geeks