Movie notations

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Notes and notations can be applied to any bid or play in the hand. Special notations are available for movies. See above for details on how you enter notes and notations. The notations specific to movies are:

 

100 Use notes to check bid/play and wait

101 Use notes to check bid/play

102 If wrong show note and wait

103 If wrong show note

104 If correct show note and wait

105 If correct show note

106 If Correct show "Correct" and wait

107 If Correct show "Correct"

108 If wrong show "That is not the best bid/play" and wait

109 If wrong show "That is not the best bid/play"

110 Show notes before bid/play and wait

111 Show notes before bid/play

 

These notations apply to bids or plays the viewer may be asked to make, or simply when they are shown.

 

For example, the bid by South should be 1. The note on that bid reads:

 

1, my longest suit. The only time I wouldn't bid my longest suit is when I'd have to bid at the 2 level with less than 10 hcp. A 1 level response is usually 6+ but 5 hcp and a 5 card suit is enough.

 

The notation is '111 Show notes before bid/play'.

 

In the movie the macro '51 Bid South to end' is executed. When South is asked to make their bid the note is shown, and left showing while the viewer makes their choice using the bidding pad.

 

The notations 102 through 109 use the correct bids in the hand to match with the user's choice, and show the note accordingly.

 

The notations 100 and 101 use special note rules to check bids.

 

A line in the notes starting with special characters are used to match the bid or play. Those special characters are either '=', '<' or '>'.

 

The = sign indicates that if the bid or play following the sign matches the bid or play made by the user then the note is displayed.

The < sign indicates that if the bid or play following the sign is less than the bid or play made by the user then the note is displayed.

The > sign indicates that if the bid or play following the sign is greater than the bid or play made by the user then the note is displayed.

 

Consider a bidding situation. For example the bid of 1 is correct, and the complete note reads:

 

=1\S Correct

<1\S It is better to bid spades, the longer suit.

=1NT Not the best choice. You have 5 spades.

>1NT Try again

1\S, my longest suit. The only time I wouldn't bid my longest suit is when I'd have to bid at the 2 level with less than 10 hcp. A 1 level response is usually 6+ but 5 hcp and a 5 card suit is enough

 

The two notations 101 and 111 are used with this note.

When the player chooses 1 the second line note is displayed: "It is better to bid spades, the longer suit."

When the player chooses 1NT the third line note is displayed: "Not the best choice. You have 5 spades."

When the player chooses 2 the fourth line is displayed: "Try again".

When the player chooses 1 "Correct" is displayed.

Before the bid is made the other notes (not the lines beginning with the special characters) are shown:

"1, my longest suit. The only time I wouldn't bid my longest suit is when I'd have to bid at the 2 level with less than 10 hcp. A 1 level response is usually 6+ but 5 hcp and a 5 card suit is enough."

 

Consider a play situation. For example the play of 5 is the best play and the note reads:

 

=\c5 Correct

=\cT Not needed

<\cT The 5 is a better choice

I have 4 \C tricks and the \DA. Is my best move to play the \DA and ruff one in dummy?

 

Again the two notations 101 and 111 are used with this note.

When the player clicks the 10 (the ten shown as 'T') note two is displayed: "Not needed"

When the player clicks the 2 note three is displayed: "The 5 is a better choice"

When the player clicks the 5 note one is displayed: "Correct"

 

Before the play is requested the final note is shown: "I have 4 tricks and the A. Is my best move to play the A and ruff one in dummy?"

 

Notice the precedence of the notes. The 5 is less than the 10 but the match to the 5 on the first line is used rather than line 3.