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Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Indeed the lead did not work out this time. Low works when partner has Qx so it doesn't block the suit, when declarer has a certain stopper eg Qxx opposite Jx in dummy or some holdings where declarer has 4 cards with your partner and dummy both having 2, and partner will get in eventually to stop 9 tricks on top.
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Problem is if you continue with the king and a 3rd one, your hand is dead and partner's ace will give your side just 3 tricks. If partner didn't have 9 on top a low one at trick 2 would at least achieve 1 off. What form of scoring is it?
Nov
24
answered Why would you not move pawn two spaces during first move in chess?
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
So from AK9xx I lead the ace? Or a low one as finding partner with Jxx, declarer Qxx and dummy 10x is too remote to make it the right thing? Although partner could also have 4 small
Nov
24
answered Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Of course if the lead is from AK9xx and dummy has 10x your partner will need to keep the Jack to lead next round. Oh well, I guess you're stumped.
Nov
5
awarded  Critic
Nov
5
revised Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?
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Nov
5
comment Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?
I answered that question too. The question here is really subjective anyway, it might be better worded "what tactical difference would it make".
Oct
30
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.
Oct
30
revised In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
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Oct
30
answered In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
Oct
30
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.
Oct
29
answered How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
Oct
23
awarded  Supporter
Oct
23
answered How is Words With Friends different from Scrabble?
Oct
23
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.
Oct
23
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.
Oct
23
awarded  Editor
Oct
23
revised When should I get rid of the queen of spades in Hearts?
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