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by dustin7609
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: For those curious about Bridge
Replies: 0
Views: 1601

For those curious about Bridge

For anyone curious or interested in Bridge, I put up a blog about the Bermuda Bowl here:


http://spadesgeek.blogspot.com/2011/10/ ... -semi.html
by dustin7609
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Is there a total bid limit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1980

Re: Is there a total bid limit?

Haha interesting. I could imagine this being a new tactic. When you're down a considerable amount and in 3rd seat with not much of a bid, make it a 16 bid! Force last hand opp to bid nil. Love it. Of course the math will need to make sense. For example: Score: 330 - 150 North: 1 East: 5 You hold: Ax...
by dustin7609
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Off Topic but Beyond Words
Replies: 10
Views: 4741

Re: Off Topic but Beyond Words

Yeah it was definitely cool. Actually I might be wrong -- it looks like this is real based on this neat video that explains it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvfqoaCw ... h_response
by dustin7609
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Off Topic but Beyond Words
Replies: 10
Views: 4741

Re: Off Topic but Beyond Words

This looks cool but is it real? Looks like they used a CAD design/blueprint to "print" the wrench. We actually studied a bit about how this works in college.

How does the printer get the inner workings of the wrench?
by dustin7609
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Standardized Carding and Signaling STAT
Replies: 0
Views: 1729

Standardized Carding and Signaling STAT

http://spadesgeek.blogspot.com/2011/04/stat-and-udat.html In the spirit of improving the game, I'd like to propose that we incorporate a "standardized" carding system for the game of Spades. This will provide 3 major needed improvements to the game: 1) Play of the hand will improve with added infor...
by dustin7609
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Card Counting
Replies: 4
Views: 4549

Re: Card Counting

Dustin, I seem to recall you talking about a system that you used where you associated each card with some crazy object, and that you tracked cards that way. That is why I recalled that you could track every card. Yes, in fact I used to use a system of visualization techniques almost identical to t...
by dustin7609
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Card Counting
Replies: 4
Views: 4549

Re: Card Counting

Great post, Galt. Unfortunately, I cannot track EVERY card (despite the rumors) though I'd love to claim I can :). I do know some who can track all 52. Believe it or not, counting in Bridge is far easier than Spades because you have a dummy hand to help you out :). You are most certainly right, coun...
by dustin7609
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: NEW DECKS
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

Re: NEW DECKS

Superstition is a very funny thing.
by dustin7609
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Poorly played hand
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Re: Poorly played hand

................North(3) ................♠K8 ................♥64 ................♦AT65 ................♣AJT62 West(5)........................East(2) ♠QJ95..........................♠T732 ♥AKT...........................♥9532 ♦K84............................♦92 ♣Q83...........South(2)......♣K75 ..........
by dustin7609
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Interesting History of the "Blue Peter" signal (High Low)
Replies: 0
Views: 1554

Interesting History of the "Blue Peter" signal (High Low)

The history of card signaling might interest some of you (if you are a card geek like me). The first use of a "High-Low" signal was in 1834 by Lord Henry Bentinck. Bentinck (aka Cavendish) was reputed to be the finest Whist player (ancestor of Bridge and Spades) in England. His idea was simple yet r...
by dustin7609
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Defusion
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: Defusion

1. Do all hands need a critical entry card? Well, certainly not. However, we aren't sure at this juncture of the hand whether we'll need it. As I had mentioned, South may need a spade lead from our side. In fact, in trying to picture East's hand, it's almost a certainty he has to be counting a spad...
by dustin7609
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Defusion
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: Defusion

You say you were slightly depressed that north rose with the Ace on trick 3...But did North really know who had the K♥? It is true that North doesn't know for certainty if partner holds the K♥-- however, he is the heavy favorite and it's a small risk I'm willing to take. The reason I prefer to keep...
by dustin7609
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Defusion
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: Defusion

First, North rising with the ♥A on trick 3 made me slightly depressed, but this is where I am. Some inside information on the skill levels around the table would be helpful here as well as leading methods (i.e. what types of leads does South use). Now we need to try and picture the hands and make se...
by dustin7609
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Ten Truths of Spades
Replies: 13
Views: 4860

Re: The Ten Truths of Spades

Oh come on. Let's not kid ourselves here. Winning is a LOT more fun than losing :). Everyone wants to win very badly, even those who claim "I just play for fun". In fact, those are the people who seem to despise losing the most! Good post, Galt. Spades is a game of situations and understanding Risk/...
by dustin7609
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HARDWOOD DEALING PROGRAM
Replies: 17
Views: 7455

Re: re

I hate to burst ya bubble but the ACBLS random hand generator deals at almost 33 percent the 4-4-3-2 hand! This shouldn't be the case. I know this is a really old post you made, and perhaps you didn't look very closely at the random generator, but a random hand generator should produce the 4-4-3-2 ...