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comment Can a king capture an opposing queen?
In the position above capturing his queen with your king is not only legal but the only legal move you have. Unless it was your queen on g2 he's just blundered his queen away and is about to go further material behind as you threaten both his bishop on c4 and a skewer on a8. He can temporarily avoid both with Ba2 but you attack his bishop or knight and he has to surrender one.
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revised In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
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answered In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
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comment How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
So if you have this hand, you can make 5S for certain and need partner to have the ace of hearts or KQ for you to make 6. Kx would make it 50% and KJ you'd have more chance if you guess right. If partner has Ax in hearts and the ace of clubs, or a trump entry, or king of diamonds and they don't lead a heart, you also might make 7. Either open 2C to enquire or pre-empt and be prepared to guarantee game, as the opps may have a save anyway.
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answered How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
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Oct
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answered How is Words With Friends different from Scrabble?
Oct
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comment Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words
You missed OX by the way. Of course it's an animal, we all know that. But it has an X in it and is only 2 letters. AX is one I was more surprised is allowed, the tool normally has an E at the end.
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comment Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words
ban names of letters? both roman and foreign. that would include ZED and ZEE of course. I assume XI is a greek letter which is why it is allowed.
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Oct
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revised When should I get rid of the queen of spades in Hearts?
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comment When should I get rid of the queen of spades in Hearts?
It is intended to indicate some strategies but I will edit a bit
Oct
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comment How common are offensive words in tournament Scrabble play?
However I wouldn't say "goy" is offensive or derogatory. The more offensive term for non-Jew in our language is "akum". "shiksa" is even more offensive.
Oct
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answered Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?
Oct
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answered How should I teach someone new to spades how to bid?
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answered When should I get rid of the queen of spades in Hearts?
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comment Name of a card game
Normally I've played rummy with 10 cards. A couple of times I went down with 2 runs of 5 cards. Always quite liked doing that.
Oct
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answered Chess: Efficient training for recreational players
Oct
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answered Are there restrictions on pawn promotion if two pawns are on the same column?
Oct
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answered What's the name of the move where the player swaps King and Rook/Castle in Chess? Why is this move important?