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by rod
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Welcome to Bridge in Oz
Replies: 1
Views: 598

A couple of changes

Bridge in Oz has now been split off from its parent site which also hosted a sub-forum for expats. As you have doubtless noticed the new primary URL is "https://in-oz.com/bridge". Also there is now a "digests" feature that will email you a weekly summary of new postings in the forum since your last ...
by rod
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Eleven Card Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Eleven Card Fit

That sounds reasonable, though if partner has no feature then I'll settle for 3D. It's hard to see where 11 tricks would come from.
by rod
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Eleven Card Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Eleven Card Fit

Another evening with little to do, my phone's bridge game deals up this hand: A6,Q97,AQ1095,K32 Partner opens 2 ♦ , weak and natural. I bet you're thinking diamonds may be a good trump suit. Applying the Law of Total Tricks you might bid 5 of them. But what about 3NT instead? Would you just bid it? ...
by rod
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Curious end position
Replies: 0
Views: 644

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: 706

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: 706

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: 622

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: 810

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: 1261

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.