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The Aces on Bridge: Wednesday, 21 February, 2024


Iain ClimieFebruary 21st, 2024 at 3:36 pm

Hi Bobby,

South forgot Bobby Fischer’s advice form chess: “If you see a good move, have a look round for a better one”. 75% is a good figure in the line South took but….

Over the years, I’ve identified a certain weakness in my mind set (only one? ask numerous partners). If I play by feel, things usually go well. If I knuckle down and work it out thoroughly then I will almost always get it right. If I apply some level of analysis but not enough, the results fall between two stools and are bad news!



bobbywolffFebruary 21st, 2024 at 7:03 pm

Hi Iain,

Clever guys, at least eventually, will identify what is necessary to play one’s consistently
best game and how to do it.. However only special ones take the time to make sure its done. You, being one to vitally love the game we play, likely play your best when it is necessary.

At least, that is what I am led to believe, by your special personality, who speaks and more importantly, fears no evil. Also, since your last sentence is clear, always coax yourself, whether to check one more time, before setting and maintaining your game plan.