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I had no idea. Wow.
Oct. 14
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Thank you Michael, that makes sense.
Now let's take another hypothetical situation: you have a weak hand with a void in clubs. The bidding starting on your left goes 1C-(2C)-3C. You are one of the very few pairs who play the 2C bid as natural. Your RHO screenmate apparently thought we play Michaels. Should I tell him “you probably made a mistake, you would do better to double!”
Oct. 14
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I am apparently wrong here, to judge by the votes and comments of the world-class players, but:

West has apparently assumed he knows our system – he did not ask about the double. Why is it my job to set him straight?
Oct. 14
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I have a lucky shirt, but I only wear it when I really really want to win. I don't want to wear it out for just a Sectional.
Oct. 13
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I believe the sequence with the slow 3H bid shows six or seven hearts, but not solid, maybe Ax KJ87653 xx Ax, something like that. I would rebid 3NT and let partner place the contract.
Sept. 20
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Why? If partner has the right cards especially in hearts for instance Kxxx QJx xx KQxx , or even a bit less, then
4S is a good contract.
Sept. 12
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Phil Wood, not Woods.
Sept. 9
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Declarer falls into the winning line. He has to ruff out the Ace of clubs, then his only way back to hand is a heart ruff. Then the hand vplays itself.
Sept. 5
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Can you not be opponents, yet friends?
Sept. 5
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I remember when starting times were 2:00 and 8:00!
Aug. 27
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on board 15 if North sits for the double of 1NT, it may well make. Declarer has to guess to play for spades 4-2, which is likely on the auction.
Aug. 24
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You couldn't have known at the time but that was the only match Mexico won.
Aug. 22
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Had good defense against hearts. Why do you ask? What would you bid?
Aug. 22
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The only lead to defeat the Grand was a Spade. Dummy held x AKQxx KQxxxxx –. Declarer had xxx xx Axx KQXXX. My partner found the spade lead, reasoning that I (his partner) was sure to hold the Spade Ace, and if there was a club loser it was unlikely to go away.
Aug. 17
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I sympathize with Nikolay, that was a very harsh penalty. But there was a perhaps even more tragic case in the Canada vs Mexico playoff, with the winner qualifying for the 2015 Bermuda Bowl: Mexico won by 6 IMPs but was penalized 12 IMPs for two cell phone violations. In both cases the phone didn't actually ring, there was an electronic beep to indicate the battery was low.
Essentially the same Mexican team did redeem itself this year and won the playoff by the way.
Aug. 7
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I honestly don't know.i just started playing one day.
Aug. 6
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Obviously a made-up hand
Aug. 3
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so happy for my former teammates the Caplans. Way to go guys.
July 24
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I'm staying at the Royal York and I think it is excellent value. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. My main complaint is the wifi which costs $15/day and the hotel apparently blocks the mobile data service leaving you little choice. But at this price and location I'm happy I picked this hotel.
July 24
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No, support double would not apply at 3 level (maybe it should but it doesn't)
July 17
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