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June 26
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In Manhattan, the price ranges from $25 at a minimum to $33 for a day game with lunch. Yes indeed, New York is an expensive city!
June 18
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I have never heard of this book. Is this an ACOL system based book?
June 4
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North of 17
May 22
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Kit,

Leading the 4 to show count when declarer drops the 2 is a rather a big position. Won't partner think that with J104 you would have surely led the J and therefore will always play you for the singleton 4?

Isn't it more misleading to lead the 2 then the J? I fail to understand how the low lead can gain in this position.
May 4
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APRIL Fool's anyone? ANYONE? Took me four years, but now I know! When on May 1st I open bridgewinners and see a shocking headline…..
May 1
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Jim,

Not exactly true. On any lead but a , declarer takes 9 tricks because of the two pitches. After three rounds of diamonds, with West on lead and shifting to a , declarer can still make if West is not careful. Declarer wins the returns, finesses in and pitches two more . Now he presents the T; If West doesn't ruff, declarer makes the hand. By then though, declarer knows that West has all th remaining .
April 28
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We are playing constructive raises, hence the 1NT response. If you are an aficionado of Mel's rule of 9 - as my partner is - you have a penalty double of 3C.
April 28
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I am sorry I thought the link went directly to the board number; I didn't mean for you to do extra work Henry.
April 28
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Since there seems to be interest on that board, here are the results.

http://thecommongame.com/NiteResults/20180426Rank.html

You will notice from the results (played by 97 pairs) that 3S scored 21% of the time. At honors, all the tables but one were in 4S going down.

So indeed, 3C is down 1 and 3S is down 1 against good defense…
April 28
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How come when I click on your name your profile doesn't appear? Would love a free house :)
April 28
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If you set them 1 on a good day and can make 3S you lose the board. I see that this unanimous - do you all believe that you are setting this two tricks?
April 27
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No, we play that 2 and 2 do not show extras. Richard, if opener is 4-4-4-1 or such, this is the only auction to unlock the fit.
Feb. 13
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I couldn't disagree more with what Mr. Sherman wrote. That argument is the same that people everywhere make for not taking a stand in the face of wrong behavior.

One has a responsibility as a player to make sure that the game is protected. One had the choice at this tournament to tell the organizers that they would not play in any event that Fantoni was entering.

If 90% of the field had refused to play and ask for their money back, I would like to know how the event could have gone on. As Nedju Buchlev just wrote, it is a small federation and their president perhaps did this as a publicity stunt to put the federation on the map.

Instead of taking the moral high ground and put pressure on the organizers, we voice our disapproval for the record and accept the new regime as legitimate.
Feb. 3
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It is written on the page Barry….look at the red highlighted field…
Feb. 2
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If splinters show unbalanced hands, then shouldn't 3 and 4 show balanced or semi balanced hands? Don't understand your last sentence. 3 and 4 should be either 2-4-(34) or 2-4(52)
Jan. 5
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And Red on White, are you still bidding?
Jan. 5
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My point exactly Mike; since so many of the strong hands (15+) can be expressed by doubling and then bidding NT or a new suit, it would seem to me that leaving 2NT in the balancing seat as weak two lowest unbids makes more sense and happens more frequently, but from the number of replies to your post, I guess I am in the minority view.
Dec. 30, 2017
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What does the balancing 2NT show please? I though that any hand stronger then 14 HCP in balancing seat starts with a double first, hence no need for a 2NT balance.

Very interested to know what it shows, thank you.
Dec. 30, 2017
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Wouldn't 2NT by you show the stopper since you have a 3 cuebid to ask partner if she has the stopper?
Dec. 28, 2017
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