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by xtimmiex
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Last Hand Bid Puzzle 2
Replies: 24
Views: 12206

Re: Last Hand Bid Puzzle 2

Saying that you will win 95% of the time by bidding 8 is dishonest. If the dealer bids nil, you only get the win if you take 9 tricks. Bidding 8 doesn't give you any advantage in your attempt to take 9 tricks. If you don't win 9 tricks, the game ends in a tie. How do you figure that you win 95% of g...
by xtimmiex
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Last Hand Bid Puzzle 2
Replies: 24
Views: 12206

Re: Last Hand Bid Puzzle 2

I disagree that 8 is a "forced" bid. Given the score, if any bid is "forced", it is the first player's nil. -- They are down 30 points, and the other team more than likely has the necessary 5 tricks to bid out. If the first bidder doesn't have a substantial hand, he has to nil. Also, keep in mind, t...
by xtimmiex
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Last Hand Bid Puzzle 2
Replies: 24
Views: 12206

Re: Last Hand Bid Puzzle 2

The correct bid here is 8. One should never bid more than needed to achieve the desired outcome. If we bid 8 and make 8 we have a tie game. If we bid 8 and make 9 we win. I'm not sure if this has simply been overlooked, but the hand in question is third to act. Given that important piece of informa...