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too long. not for its overall content, just long. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 23:35, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Agree. Has been a little too long for a while but a recent anonymous edit (August 17, 2012) made things much worse; that edit provided good input - just in the wrong place. Will put some effort to this but busy with other stuff just now. Newwhist (talk) 11:35, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
I think only the first patragraph is needed for the lead. Some of the rest can perhaps be slotted in elsewhere in the article, though some seems to duplicate what is already covered later in the article. JH (talk page) 16:56, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
The page has, "more advanced techniques include the "squeeze play" in which a defender is forced to choose which card to discard before declarer has to make his own discard choice."
The word "before" is emphasized in this sentence. I disagree with the emphasis. There are elementary squeeze positions where the defender who is squeezed plays last to the trick where the squeeze occurs.
The page includes the statement: The 52-card deck can be distributed to the four players some 7028536000000000000♠53.6×1027 ways.,<ref>Manley et al. (2011), p. 579. This number is expressed as 53.6 octillion.</ref> However this reference - Manley et al (2011) is not actually a reference. The sentence should be removed or the reference completed.
"Manley et al (2011), p. 579" is IMHO a proper reference and points to the listing of Manley's Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (Edition 7) in the "Bibliography" subsection just below the "Notes". It is true that the statement "This number is expressed as 53.6 octillion." is not in the reference per se. Page 579 of the reference states the number as "53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000" and editorial license is used to restate it as 53.6 octillion. See Octillion defined as 1027 at this link in the second column, ninth row of the table referring to "US, Canada and modern British". It is a number followed by 27 zeros (1027). If you wish to amend the main text by replacing "53.6 x 1027" with "53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000" and remove the second half of the reference, feel free to do so but that would be poor presentation IMHO. Newwhist (talk) 17:41, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Please sign your posts. Newwhist (talk) 17:53, 3 December 2014 (UTC)