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All comments by Georgios Loussis
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4 easily. Just put the A next to the K.
April 15, 2012
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North, despite the fact that he is minimum, he holds 6 controls!!! And excellent trumps!!! He must show them somehow. The key bid, I think, was the 2NT showing a balanced hand (and minimum apparently, otherwise he would probably open 1NT). After 2NT South should have bid 4 automatically.
April 4, 2012
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Voids are always seductive. Replace a small card in a minor with a small ; would you ever think of looking for spades in that case? Suppose opener does not hold 5 spades; are you able to sign-off in the best minor according to your system?
I would transfer to diamonds (2NT) intent on passing 3 rebid which is negative
for diamonds.
April 2, 2012
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In this case also then bidding sequence should be changed. SOUTH must be the dealer.
April 1, 2012
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No, it was not an April fool's day poll.
April 1, 2012
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To set the contract probably 3 tricks (at least) in spades needed (hopefully partner knows that). Declarer and opener have exactly 3 spades. From the opening lead we realize that partner holds a spade honor. We must persuade partner to continue spades in case he holds Kxx (which is the most dangerous continuation if declarer holds AQJ). Initially, both 9 and 10 of spades, seemed to be ambiguous for partner, but is that true? No, it is not. By playing the 10, partner knows that Q and 9 are missing. What declarer has? either AQ9 or QJ9. Continuing the K cannot cost a trick. On the other hand, 9 is ambiguous because declarer might hold AQJ.
March 30, 2012
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At IMPs 4. I would bid 3 with something like Axxxx xxx Kxx xx, or even with AQxxx xxx xxxx x.
March 22, 2012
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At MPs I would pass if opponents in red. At IMPs pass is gambling, partner might have a monster hand, so 1NT. Besides, after balancing X, 1NT does not promise full stopper.
March 22, 2012
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