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Is it biased towards strong NT?
20 hours ago
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Forcing. Sometimes I will have 2 hearts, sometimes I will have 3.
20 hours ago
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Once declarer won trick one with K and then took a round of trumps we could hold her to three trump tricks, two ruffs and the two black kings.

I hadn't realised that declarer was complicit in her undoing, but I did say it wasn't pretty!

(I doubt that I have ever frightened anyone at the bridge table.)
April 22
Ian Grant edited this comment April 22
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How come your jogging makes my brain hurt? :-)
April 21
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IIRC declarer took a round of trumps early in the play, this may have been enough to tip the balance in our favour.
April 21
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South gets to play a third club by ducking the first one.
April 21
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South also bid 4 slowly which gives me ethical difficulties; but my wife is having vision problems so its hard to be critical.
I was just pleased she was able to play at all; anything else was a bonus.
April 21
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I discarded the J and lead diamonds at every opportunity (except trick 1).
April 21
Ian Grant edited this comment April 21
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We played in a GP event at Spondon (near Derby) when the heavens opened and the playing room began to be inundated with water. This slowly crept across the playing room to a depth of several inches. Play continued until the end of the round when the tables were moved, the floor swept and an early meal break taken. Play resumed after the break despite the now sodden carpet.
April 21
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I thought they were land-based. ;-)
April 21
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I'm not, it won't.

But perhaps it handles more frequent hands better enough to justify the cost?
April 21
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This is my kinda gadget,but not as it stands.

Over 1 wouldn't it make more sense for 1 to be 5S+4m and keep 1NT as natural?
April 21
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So I go along with the 58% and bid 4S which partner is pretty much guaranteed to pass even if jack-less.

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April 19
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…and if they haven't?
April 19
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The fund raising is going well; now over 1000 million euros.
April 17
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We used to print our CC in A5 format but someone complained it was too small to read. Having printed it in A4 it was amazing how many mistakes I found!
April 17
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It seems unlikely that we can get to partner's hand unless diamonds are trumps, and I'm unlikely to make game on my own…
April 16
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Very sad news, but take heart:

York Minster suffered a similar tragedy in 1984, probably caused by a lightning strike. In that incident the fire crews deliberately caused the burning wooden roof to collapse in order to protect the rest of the cathedral.
It took 4 years to rebuild; at a cost of about 2.5 million but many materials and much labour was donated.

York Minster is a similar age and style to Notre Dame but much bigger.
April 16
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That's sad, there is no better source of tops than weak players playing precision.
April 15
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I'd happily play SNT, but there would be a very big fee involved.
April 14
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