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If you pitch the 9 on the 5th spade, you have a chance to make 7. Lead the J. East doesn't cover, just like they so smoothly didn't cover the J and gave you a chance to make 7.
Or lead the J after the second spade.
7 hours ago
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17 were in slam, 9 in game.
There was a -100 and unbelievably a 1510.

Making would be 3rd overall.

I see there is a 4 card ending:


x
J87


Q
T94 Q63
Q


AK5
8
Dummy can exit with 7 to A, then ep East with club to queen. Or dummy can exit with a heart and squeeze East in clubs and diamonds.

If West pitches a dia on the 5th or 6th spade , dummy leads the jack. East has to cover and you get 3 dia tricks.
Nov. 12
Gregory Nowak edited this comment Nov. 12
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This site had some discussion of Preemptive Keycard Gerber (4) about 2-3 years ago. I recollect wishing there had been a followup. Specific king? Hearts. Yipee!
Nov. 12
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After the A, 2 rounds of spades, losing club finesse, you have 11 tricks.
If you get the J by the Q, you can pitch a dia on the 3rd club, ruff a dia, get to your hand and pitch a heart on the 4th dia = 13 tricks.
Nov. 11
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Passing fast.
I didn't ask for any voids. Partner is not allowed to assume any voids he/she has are useful.
Nov. 11
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If partner has the K but not the queen.
Could mean convertible values elsewhere.
I could sign off in 4.
Or bid 4!n. Is that asking for kings?
Nov. 11
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Or:

4 was already asking.
4 = none (no K)
4 = one (K, no Q)
4 = one + Q (KQ)
Nov. 11
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Makes me wonder what the frequency of Kxxxxx is or low stiff.

I know I want to get them if we can.
Especially for the answer that 2 is t/o and not spades and a minor. And how does rho know to bid 3 and not something else.

Post mortem, we'll see what our agreements are.
Nov. 9
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We don't have reliability on the answer, I think implied by David. My best try is spades and a minor. I don't like the answer that it is t/o.
I'd rather not trust getting recourse if we are damaged.

Meanwhile, having partner's double mean are we safe in hearts makes me feel like we are running scared in “their” auction instead of the other way around.

I'm betting that if partner feels like bidding 3, he just does it and things are fine. Very low percentage that we need prophylaxis that rho has a penalty double. If he does, I'll just pay off vs all the other times that I don't give him/her so much room to rdbl, pass, bid 2 or 2N.
Nov. 9
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Partner's double of 2 has 2+ meanings.
One is if you can't raise hearts, find something else to do.
Nov. 9
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17 are raising hearts.
12 are doing something else.
Including thinking partner's double may mean work with me in case they made a mistake getting in our auction.
Nov. 9
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I play a strange concept. If partner was thinking of bidding 3, he bids 3.
I notice rho hasn't opted for spades in any way.
If partner's double means we might have them, but it's only in spades, maybe doubling 3 won't work.
Nov. 7
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Penalty. Too many controls to not want to dance. Good event in case Lho is our sandwich.
Nov. 7
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I appreciate the comment about the Q. It comes with serrendipity.

I found out somebody that was -200 ran the T.
This hand comes with so much for me to think out.
Nov. 6
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The defender started with a lead swinging from the floor. Delayed left jab. Caught declarer mostly flat-footed to go down for the count on this one.
Nov. 6
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Those ratty hearts are poster children compared to the holdings in the other suits. Including spades. I seem to recall nothing good from making a lead like a spade in a situation like this.
Nov. 5
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Take conciliation in how you got there not wherever you got.
Nov. 5
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Doesn't Rodwell call the Q on the lead towards AK “the left jab”? A good play.
Nov. 5
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I like the T and when not covered, the king.
Then the 8. East, (hand rotated) is the 1 seed, HOFer, but you can still see what he thinks about this.
There is a way the dias can block due to your T9.
And 5 dia tricks may be as good as 6.

The theme of playing a side suit before running dummy's long suit is not new.

Leading the Q also works. But I don't think it is as good ae the ten.
Nov. 5
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West rudely exited with the Q.
Declarer played diamonds and tried to claim. Not accepted.
Nov. 5
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