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by rod
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Curious end position
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Curious end position

Here's a position I came across as declarer, South, with hearts trump and the lead in dummy. QJ5,--,8,6 A,A85,--,7 1087,--,--,Q9 --,1076,--,A10 How to take three of the last five tricks? If you try to pitch a club on the "good" diamond West will ruff, exit with a black card and must come to two more...
by rod
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Online Bridge
Topic: Low-tech Online Bridge?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Low-tech Online Bridge?

Trumps wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:38 am
Interesting thought, though my feeling is it might be like reinventing the log when we have the wheel!
:lol:

There was a time when bridge was a social occasion. I guess some people still do that? :)
by rod
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Online Bridge
Topic: Low-tech Online Bridge?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Low-tech Online Bridge?

I was just thinking a conferencing app like Zoom could be used to play bridge in a way that is pretty close to playing in-person. Let's say each player has a laptop computer with a built-in webcam and probably also a headset. The headset is very desirable to avoid feedback loops and generally have g...
by rod
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Coffs Harbour
Topic: Club Web Site
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Club Web Site

The Coffs Harbour club's web site is here.

Of special note there is the Results link where you can see how you did in past games, which is great if you had to leave before results were posted or if no hand records were available.
by rod
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Restricted Choice
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Restricted Choice

I play with this bridge app on my phone sometimes. Its bidding is atrocious but sometimes it turns up an interesting deal. On one I had, as declarer, a trump suit like AK9xxx opposite 10x in dummy. On playing the Ace, the Jack drops on my left. If you can only afford to lose one trick, better lead l...
by rod
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: resuming play at bridge clubs after the lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: resuming play at bridge clubs after the lockdown

Good questions! I'm hoping a vaccination becomes available, and then perhaps players can be required to show proof of immunity. Absent that, it doesn't look good for "real life" bridge.
by rod
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Online Bridge
Topic: ABF Suggestions for Online Play
Replies: 1
Views: 255

ABF Suggestions for Online Play

The April ABF Newsletter talks about options for online play on page 3.
by rod
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Methods and Conventions
Topic: Rod's Bidding Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Rod's Bidding Ideas

Just thought I'd share some bidding ideas, most of them mine from a previous life :D , in case others find any of them useful.

Here they are.
by rod
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the Site Administrator
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Greetings from the Site Administrator

My wife Lucy and I lived for 17 years in Northern California, USA, and visited Australia in July 2017 as tourists. We fell in love with this beautiful country and its people, sold our home in California, and bought a home near Coffs Harbour in July of 2018. I'm actually a dual citizen, Australian by...
by rod
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Welcome to Bridge in Oz
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Welcome to Bridge in Oz

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster for the game of bridge. When it hit Australia bridge clubs closed, including my home club in Coffs Harbour. Members were left with no good way to communicate with each other except one-to-one. Community interaction was lost. I was inspired to create this dis...