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Maybe it is real and unimportant.

I have lost count of the number of times I have given a problem, and heard, “Well, now, this is problem, and so I…”

I invariably reply, “You don't know why I have given you this question. Maybe I am running a poll. Why can't you attempt to name the action you would take at the table?”

Or, as Michael Courtney put it:
“You can always tell when someone has been reading Kelsey's ‘Killing Defence at Bridge’. They shunt out unsupported honors in the mid-game and look hurt when you enquire, ”Why?".
9 minutes ago
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I speak with considerable nominative authority on this event.

http://bridgewinners.com/forums/browse/partnership-desk/
an hour ago
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Thanks, Jürgen, for the translation.

This situation is disgusting. It is not often that I am lost for words.
April 20
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Q107 AJ4 KQ643 K10.

Jaïs, playing a 15-18 NT, opened 1.

Meanwhile, at the other table, Mike Lawrence opened a 15-17 1NT.

What on earth was Lawrence thinking?
April 20
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One can also argue that there is a lot less “table feel” at the highest levels.

Do world-class players really broadcast their holdings to any meaningful extent?
April 19
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Yes, it is in Championship Bridge…
April 19
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I agree with having 2NT as a flat GF.
- It removes those hands from a 2/1
- You are not forced to bid suits you don't have
- Games are bid quickly
- One dispenses with the wasteful jump to 3NT

I have played “Lowest jump shift after 1suit is a GF raise” for many years.
April 17
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So the deal revolves around:
- misplay a suit
- then go for the Irish pop-up squeeze
April 17
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It may be a guess, but why do you allow yourself to lose to a bare queen with East (2.8%)?

I suspect that is what Richard is referring to…
April 17
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That's not true. The squeeze still operates after losing to West's Q.

And you seem to be saying that, because there are many options, we must take anti-percentage lines.

Puzzling.
April 17
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Worser case, West discards, having begun with four spades.
April 16
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“Hundred honours, partner! No score!”
April 15
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Hard to imagine partner becoming too enthusiastic after they open a 17+ 1C…
April 14
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… and the greatest composer of bridge problems…
April 14
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This is ridiculous.

Bridge is a pastime, like lawn bowls or croquet.

Let the cheating scumbags take up some other pastime.
April 12
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Cash two top spades (which is what I would have done earlier)

If an honor appears, clear spades

Otherwise, cross to a heart and play a low diamond.
April 11
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I follow the irritation of not knowing what is going on with these strange questions. Unfortunately, I cannot reveal much at this stage, but soon, all will be revealed.
April 11
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Agree. I see that you don't live in Australia.

Edit: add.
April 10
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Ruffing with a middle spot. I will pay out to (some) spades 6-1 and diamonds 4-1.

Imagine going down when North has some rubbish 5-1-2-5. The gloating would be interminable…

Edit: typo
April 10
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