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All comments by David Boxley
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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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I personally would drive that hand to at least 6.
June 15, 2018
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I saw this recommended recently in an article by Justin Lall. Does this change the meaning of 3NT? He didn't say.
June 15, 2018
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Yes, you made need to ruff up the spade suit.
June 15, 2018
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Come on, Richard, you have to assume they are.
June 14, 2018
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I'm going to have to start thinking before I answer these. And I used to be with IBM, whose motto is “THINK”.
June 14, 2018
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Hmm… Okay.
June 14, 2018
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Just curious, what do all the 1ers (including me) plan to bid next? What about over interference?
June 14, 2018
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There is that but I intend to bid diamonds strongly if given the chance.
June 14, 2018
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Just as a general rule to not let them play in their 8 card fit at the 2 level at MPs.
June 14, 2018
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The last thing I want is for partner to leave this in with a bad heart holding and a borderline hand and then lead a spade. I'll take the blame for this one if it goes bad.
June 14, 2018
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I recognize the condition that we are playing Soloway jump shifts but otherwise the 2 toy, showing exactly 3 hearts, 4+ spades and GF is ideal for this hand.
June 14, 2018
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I'm not so adamant about the dbl but I agree with most of your points.
June 14, 2018
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I am curious why you posted this. 3NT is not perfect but it seems a lot better than the alternatives.
June 14, 2018
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Whatever a constructive raise is.
June 14, 2018
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