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It appears you have switched RHO and LHO in your diagram.
March 27, 2016
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I seem to recall that Kaplan commenting on asking questions for partner's benefit stated something like “you are not your partner's keeper”.
March 26, 2016
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You had a brainstorm and misbid. After the auction was over you somehow realized that you misbid. There is no obligation to tell the opponents the reason you misbid.
March 19, 2016
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How do you communicate your agreement regarding trump leads having suit preference implications to the opponents? Obviously in a long KO match they are expected to have looked at your card. How about a short round in a matchpoint event?
Feb. 1, 2016
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I remember several articles, some very funny indeed, written by Barbara Kachmar in the 50's and the 60's. I hope I have the spelling of her last name correct.
Jan. 9, 2016
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It seems to me that such a relatively short delay in responding is understandable. They are facing extremely serious accusations and even though it appears that the case against them is very strong they have every right to do all they can to refute it.
Nov. 8, 2015
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Age and sex are two important criteria in classifying horses. How would you fit such considerations in bridge? How about maiden races?
Oct. 26, 2015
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Some twenty years ago in a tournament in San Diego I was sitting at a table several minutes before game time. There were two others at the table, a man and a woman who looked like boyfriend/girlfriend. In walks from the entrance some woman and the girlfriend turns to the boyfriend and says “Now all three are here”. I asked her what she was talking about. She answered that now all three former wives of the boyfriend were in the room.
Oct. 25, 2015
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Good work, Kevin Lane! it has been too long waiting for this most welcome change.
Oct. 5, 2015
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If you believe that East has no diamonds, when in dummy you should play the club King and discard your heart. That ought to just about eliminate the possibility of West scoring the diamond nine since you will be able to come to your hand with heart ruffs.
Oct. 4, 2015
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If biting your lips, winking etc. are acceptable in the game you are playing then, by all means, bite your lips and wink your eyes. Just remember that bridge is not one of those games.
Sept. 25, 2015
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The claim is made that partner “knew” from your failure to alert that you thought his call was preemptive. It is improper to use information obtained from partner's mistaken explanation and also to draw inferences from partner's failure to alert. Just like alerts are for the ears of the opponents only non-alerts are for the ears of the opponents only as well. One must assume that partner's bids conform to the partnership agreements regardless of an alert or the lack of one. Of course failure to alert must be made known to the opponents after the auction so that they have redress if they are damaged.
Sept. 24, 2015
Bill Papa edited this comment Sept. 24, 2015
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Where is the original at?
Sept. 23, 2015
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I would think partner started out with 5 or 6 spades. It seems that if the third spade he leads shows present count I should be able to decide what to ruff with. Of course if he somehow started with four spades he can lie and show five so that I won't waste an honor.
Sept. 22, 2015
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It was stated that in the United States once one has done the time he was sentenced to he may rejoin society. This is true. I don't believe however that having done one's time means that society must automatically welcome him with open arms or even just welcome him. That is up to the society at large and society may or may not choose to forgive and forget.
Sept. 19, 2015
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West is very unlikely to duck the heart since you used RKC. You would not have with a doubleton.
Sept. 7, 2015
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When you hear conversations between partners that start with “Did you not hear my alert?” or “I would have but you did not alert” it appears that having the right to request No Alerts is most appropriate.
Aug. 11, 2015
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It seems very odd that the post fails to mention that a verdict was reached and it exonerated Nunes.
One may have reservations about the verdict and one may state so. However failure to mention the verdict that was reached seems inexcusable to me.
June 13, 2015
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The double is certainly strange. The rest of the action seems very reasonable. One is allowed to make “weird” doubles.
April 30, 2014
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Regarding the first hand: Assuming a 2C opening and a 2D response followed by 2S, a diamond splinter, and Blackwood ought to do the trick. I would think this should be a rather easy auction for a competent pair.
April 23, 2014
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