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All comments by David Boxley
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“I don't know, but minus 1010.” Maybe your teammates were too easy on the opps.
Dec. 23, 2019
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I don't think dbl necessarily promises 4 hearts but 4 should show at least 5.
Dec. 23, 2019
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If this hand is not good enough for a 2 opener then you may as well play 2 as weak.
Dec. 23, 2019
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Are you playing with a bot?
“Partner, do you think 3NT is the right spot?”
“Yes.”
“In that case I'm bidding 4.”
Dec. 23, 2019
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I've heard that about you :)
Dec. 23, 2019
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Not unless it shows 7420 with 9 tricks and controls in every suit.
Dec. 23, 2019
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What's the significance of partner being passed?
Dec. 22, 2019
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And hoping our partner doesn't go wrong.
Dec. 22, 2019
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The popular vote for these problems is always 3m. At least partner cannot accuse you of overbidding.
Dec. 22, 2019
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Pass gets my past this round but I don't know what I'll do if partner reopens with double.
Dec. 22, 2019
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You have to either pass or bid 5. You may as well bid 4 as 4.
Dec. 22, 2019
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Come on Marshall, no Yiddish.
Dec. 21, 2019
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Also, the J is worth more than it might be in another suit.
Dec. 21, 2019
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Dec. 21, 2019
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Playing a strict 5 card major system, I would open 1.
Dec. 20, 2019
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LOL, I misread the bidding thinking my partner had opened 2. But I never feared that you two would let a mistake by me slip by unnoticed.
Dec. 20, 2019
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OK, one more time.
“Our weakness is no mystery to partner;
if s/he doesn’t fear 4S, why should we?”
“Are you suggesting that pd, looking at < 3 spades after our inability
to respond, wouldn’t suspect that the opps might make 3-4 of them?”
That is very short sighted. All your partner knows when he bid 2 is that W has 5+ spades and ~8+ hcp and that you have <5 hcp. He doesn't know how many spades you hold nor does he know what the opponents can make. When E bids 2 you, on the other hand, know they have a spade fit and can make at least 4. Yes, I know, neither of them has shown strength but give partner x AQJT9 AKQJT9 x, a hand with which he would have bid more than 2, and both sides can make a contract at the 5 level. I would expect to win 9-10 imps for +200 (3 making 5) and that's if they don't have a slam. I am not going to inform them that we have a big 2-suited fit until after they wake up and bid 4.
Dec. 20, 2019
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“Opener was well-aware of the risk of pushing the opps to
4S as a two-way win when s/he nonetheless opted for 2H.”
RR: No, he was not since they had not announced a spade fit when he decided to bid 2. He was merely showing his hand, a red 2-suiter with more offense than defense. I would almost bet that the opps can make 4 since my shape makes his hand worse on defense than he thinks.
Dec. 19, 2019
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No
Dec. 17, 2019
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Why didn't I bid 2?
Dec. 17, 2019
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