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All comments by Andy Caranicas
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In real life, after 3 E bid 3. My partner said this made his decision to bid 4 easy and we were wondering what he should have done if E had passed. 4 did make as the A was onside as expected.
March 20, 2018
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Generally once the opps have bid NT naturally, doubles are for penalty with no special agreements.
March 15, 2018
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Pass and lead J. Partners honors should be well-placed and mine are too.
March 15, 2018
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Hey the robot bid you to 90%. What more can you ask?
March 12, 2018
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I start with 3, showing a “stopper”. Now if partner can bid 3, I'll try to find a way to 6, probably starting with 4. 6 will be superior to 6 as the stopper would be protected.
If partner cannot bid 3N, then I will probably sign off in 5.
March 9, 2018
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BART, if playing it, applies here where 2 asks first for a 3-card heart holding, then a further description of the hand. If opener rebids 2 then 3 by responder shows a good invitational hand with at least 4 clubs.
March 9, 2018
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As one of Richard's regular partners I hope this journey has led to an appreciation of my abilities on his part.
March 8, 2018
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I remember a couple years ago when I recognized a squeeze developing at Trick 2. It was the first time I had recognized a squeeze so early in the play. I played accordingly and it worked.

How could an achievement such as this one be recognized by anyone other than myself?

I think you have a good idea in general here but it would be very difficult to define what should earn such a reward.
March 2, 2018
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S/b 8-10 and they would bid a 5-card diamond suit.
Feb. 19, 2018
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I was thinking the same line but run the 8 to keep the lead in hand if it happens to hold.
Feb. 7, 2018
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My plan was to bid 3 followed by 3 after partner's 3-red suit bid. I thought this offered the most flexibility in the auction.
Feb. 6, 2018
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Sorry just 2/1.
Feb. 5, 2018
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First 2 then 3 over a minimum response from partner. 4 over almost any other response.
Jan. 19, 2018
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I'm bidding 3 with my very good two suits and only 4 losers.
Jan. 17, 2018
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KJ9
AKQ74
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Q3
Jan. 16, 2018
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Well I'm the person who posted the lead problem. My partner was on lead. If people want to see the actual hand that West held I can share it, and I agree that 3 was probably a superior action to the 3 bid taken at the table.
Jan. 16, 2018
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1 - 1 - 1N - 2 (artificial GF) - 2 - 3 - ?
I don't see how anyone gets to 4 on a 4-2 fit, but this auction may keep N-S out of NT.
Jan. 12, 2018
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Good point. I just don't think I want partner to sac in 6 looking at my hand.
Jan. 11, 2018
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Partner bid 4 here which I think is reasonable. Later one of the opponents, who is a very strong player, suggested that 4 was an overbid. I just wanted to get input from the community.
FWIW the field was in 4 -1 except one pair who went +140.
Jan. 10, 2018
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For the 5 bidders: Are you planning to bid 6 over 6? In fact, 6 turns out to be a good sac (-500) even against 5 (-620).
Jan. 10, 2018
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