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With a strange partner I would assume minors.
15 minutes ago
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Books can be entertaining –Skid Simon had some great characters as of course did Victor Mollo. I learned little of practical value from most of them. My knowledge of the game was gained by playing and watching, I learned more kibitzing J D R Collins in one session than all bridge books I have ever read. Talking in the bar afterwards is another very good way as I might say is this Forum.
14 hours ago
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Very good idea RR.
15 hours ago
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UNBELIEVABLE
Feb. 19
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Since I first started playing a double of a no-trump contract requires partner to lead dummy's first bid suit. If partner requires another lead do not double. Now you can make random arrangements like agree it asks for a suit say spades–but I have found the original meaning to be fine.
Feb. 19
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there are many hands where 7 is a spread so no need to do anything dramatic.
Feb. 19
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As long as your partner is on board?
Feb. 19
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Of course they are but they get their chain jerked nom vul opps. The debate will never end lol.
Feb. 18
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Certainly crazy to bid at imps and bidding at match points depends to some extent on partner. Playing with yourself you should bid.
Feb. 18
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Anything that includes a good club suit and a spade stop could be say kxx axx x akqjxx or similar.
Feb. 18
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Well one suit I would never lead is a heart without a double.
Feb. 18
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misclick changed now lol
Feb. 18
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Its traditional to lead dummy's first bid suit.
Feb. 18
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Do not rate the chances of 5 so for me a choice between pass and double. I prefer 4 to dbl and if they bid 4 dbl.
Feb. 18
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Oddly they were both Captains in WW2 and both bank managers in civilian life. They had a vast collection of classical music on 78 format which they played in rotation. They also liked to outdo each other when not plating together.
Feb. 18
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I am aware that I gave an extreme example but 3 can serve two purposes, one a warning you maybe bad and two no five card major. This is not rare and quite helpful, I agreed in my regular partnerships that we could bail out in 4.
Feb. 17
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Not exactly you could be 3244 with zilch and not want to bypass 3nt. I also think it allows for 4 to end matters.
Feb. 17
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On this hand i am willing to bet it will enervate partner. Note had you held a real suit slam is decent as is game opposite five small. Even if you raise 3 to 4 partner will likely advance.
Feb. 16
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I still ask what is your bid over 3?
Feb. 16
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I mean after 2 2 3–what now? I think 3 should initially suggest you have a bad hand rather than show diamonds. FWIW I also think 3 serves the same purpose after a major suit rebid.
Feb. 16
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