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All comments by David Boxley
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Anyone can bid when they have cards, it takes character to bid with nothing.
June 19, 2018
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Yeah, but he's still recovering from playing with Zia.
June 19, 2018
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You could have a LOT worse 14 hcp hand
June 19, 2018
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Much safer to open than come in later.
June 19, 2018
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I thought about the 2 but there's no reason why dummy has to have the ace or partner the Q and it may be the only lead which lets it make. I love playing against Zia on these hands because you know if he leads dummy's suit he has the K.
June 19, 2018
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I'm not stopping short of game and I know what suit to play in.
June 18, 2018
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We may miss a slam but partner, being short in spades, has gotten us into an auction that otherwise would have ended in 3. I am not going to punish him for that.
June 18, 2018
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Do I what?
June 18, 2018
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I agree 100% Richard. I don't even think 3 sets trump for further bidding. In forcing situations, jumps always show good suits.
June 18, 2018
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You can look on their card to see about Flannery. As to the 2nd question, what are you looking for, a percentage? If they said “Oh, about 6 out of 10” would you believe it? If they said “never” you might believe that but I wouldn't bet the house on it.
June 17, 2018
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The old “head in the sand” approach. It works well except when you have a partner. I reserve the 3rd seat 4 card major openings for when I am happy to pass whatever partner bids.
June 17, 2018
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RHO is bidding on something and it's not cards, probably clubs as well as spades.
June 17, 2018
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John, that never costs them anything against me. In fact, it sort of works like the Grosvenor Coup.
June 16, 2018
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Shouldn't I be giving partner a chance to pass the dbl?
June 15, 2018
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Good article Paul. My favorite is not paying attention to the cards played. I used to direct a club game in Paris, KY many years ago. The Currents, an elderly couple were playing Precision in a six table game with 5 boards per round with traveler score slips. Near the end of the first round I was called to their table. Dr. Current informed me that someone had scored on their line. It turns out that they played the same board twice and not one of the four players noticed. The Currents got to a worse contract the second time they played it.
June 15, 2018
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Gerben, that would net you an avg minus in my club with an occasional top :)
June 15, 2018
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Would one of you please give a typical hand where 6S is cold (Culbertson Rule)? I think AK sixth of hearts and the spade K is the perfecto hand for partner and it is still far from cold.
June 15, 2018
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Standard Beck :)
June 15, 2018
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Without the dbl 4 would show a balanced hand but after, it is a playing trick type hand since partner did not redbl. This should not be a forcing pass situation.
June 15, 2018
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I would agree if you left out “easily”.
June 15, 2018
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