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I've always been concerned that the BW community would think I'm a terrible player because I don't post the hands where everything worked out, which is most of them.
I recognize many of the comments you refer to from my posts, but I personally don't take offense. I also agree that they are often inappropriate.
Dec. 13
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There was a typo in this comment.
Dec. 11
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I start with 2 and depending on what happens, I can bid 2NT next to show as well. I don't like the immediate double with no support.
Dec. 5
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If there are three security lines at the airport, chances are the one in the middle is not the least busy. Not really restricted choice but pretty useful if not completely obvious.
Dec. 4
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At the club my partner led a and apologized for not leading the which does one trick better. I also said I would lead a from his hand, but 80% led a which surprised me so I posted this.
Perhaps at the other tables the opening bid was different.
Dec. 4
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Richard I just wonder how long it takes you to do a write-up like this, including looking up results from the other tables.
You have much more patience than I do.
Nov. 27
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Pre-empts work…unless you keep pre-empting.
Nov. 14
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I'm tempted to cash A right away, then Q, A, and start the cross-ruff if nothing weird has happened.
Nov. 13
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Peg I appreciate the idea of not bidding 3 when you have too much outside. I was responder and I held 1093 AQ104 AJ9xxx, or something like that. As you can see 6 is an easy make with normal breaks.

I chose not to respond 1 because if partner rebids 2, what then?
Nov. 5
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I play:
1 - Artificial denying 4 spades and any rebid by opener can be passed.
2 - 4+ GF

That's as far as I've broken it down.
Oct. 26
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This is why when I'm NV I make the 3m bid often. It's very hard for opener's side to deal with.
Oct. 19
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Note for the next declarer: Please play the first round of trump before claiming.
Oct. 17
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Kit - Note that I liked this comment and I was the one sitting North. I'm still not quite sure why I didn't re-open probably with a double.
Oct. 16
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Yes I was at the table and I think the OP got this detail wrong. It probably would not change anyone's response though.
Oct. 15
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FWIW I think 2 showed and a Major.
Oct. 15
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I was declarer and ran the 8 losing to the Q. South held K10xx so I made the contract but I wasn't sure what the right play is.

My thinking is that N has shown 5 spades and 3 hearts, and presumable has the A as well as two of the missing three minor cards.
South so far has shown 5 major suit cards and if he has a minor honor it's probably only 1.
This makes it very likely that S holds the 10.

That, along with the fact that there are 2 club honors out to 1 diamond honor led me to the club play.
Oct. 11
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How did I miss that? South bit 2 over 2. Diagram has been fixed.
Oct. 10
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As far as overtricks, it looks like N did open a light hand, so I imagine the field will be in a H partial after West opens a normal 15-17 NT. Thus overtricks won't come into play.
Oct. 10
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True, but South did make some noise at his second turn, so he has to have something, which leaves N with a light opener.
Oct. 10
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The way I remember the hand, you have 13 tops on any lead in NT.
Oct. 4
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