The Tao of Gaming

Boardgames and lesser pursuits

Recent Bridginess

Played three sessions of bridge this week, including the two session Grand National Pairs qualifier (renamed “North American Open Pairs” because someone hates the very idea of marketing, I guess). The good news (woot) is that my partner and I won the city-wide flight B event running away. (3 Boards ahead of 2nd place on a 48 board event). The ‘theme’ of the day was hand evaluation. I think I’ve mentioned it before (perhaps not here), but probably the single best web page for the aspiring bridge player is Jeff’s  online implementation of the Kaplan/Rueben point count. Having a slightly better hand evaluation model helped quite a bit, although in any field like this gifts (and howlers) make up a much higher percentage of your score. (Such as the rest of the field missing a frigid slam that’s slightly light on points, but has easy to count tricks).

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Written by taogaming

October 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Posted in Bridge

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