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…apparently because the BIT is the only basis to overturn the lead.
Dec. 7
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I suppose is it took the very high probability to a certainty. Any doubt about leading a diamond was removed by the BIT, even if the doubt was tiny?
Dec. 7
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He was trying to remember where the smoking area was.
Dec. 7
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….yes 1 promises 5 in their methods.
Dec. 7
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I suspect it wouldn’t take long to compile a list of “classic” tempo sensitive situations. It could be an aid to serious players to develop the best habits, not just skills.
Dec. 7
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Alternatives?:

It was the improper use of partner’s BIT that produced the diamond lead.

It was the illegal use of partner’s BIT that produced the diamond lead.

It was the subconscious use of partner’s BIT that produced the diamond lead.

Or simply …

It was the use of partner’s BIT that produced the diamond lead.
Dec. 6
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The Appeal: • It was the unethical use of partner’s BIT that produced the diamond lead.
Dec. 6
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Ellis

Why did Hal acknowledge his BIT to the director and the other three players?
Dec. 6
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If partner had passed in tempo I am free to use the AI of the auction and comment to try the diamond lead.
Dec. 5
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I know partner has an ace. (UI) Now I'm trying to figure out which one. The reason I'm trying to figure out which one is the UI. Without the hesitation it is logical to lead passive.
Dec. 5
Bob Johnson edited this comment Dec. 5
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I'm almost not confused. Is the following description reasonable?
Dec. 5
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Should leading the diamond be characterized as unethical?
Dec. 5
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How did the word unethical end up in the committee write up? I know this has been touched on, but shouldn’t that word be very carefully used, meaning almost never in UI situations. Especially high profile ones.
Dec. 4
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The hesitation guaranteed an ace so I think the logical alternative is to refuse to make a lead.
Dec. 3
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Because you’re a human being.
Dec. 3
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My mind would be numb, and I wouldn’t risk declarer having diamond king. Even if impossible I would just tell partner I made the ultimate safety play.
Dec. 2
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I can understand taking diamond ace and “settling” for down two. I would be in shock that we are getting this result against two of the best players in the world.
Dec. 2
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With the example construction Andy posted above, what hand did South have that wanted to double since it’s been established that he wanted to double.
Dec. 2
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Could receiving the comment and thinking about it contribute to the length of the hesitation?
Dec. 1
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Why did they take another poll?
Dec. 1
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