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3D is constructive. 3S by partner is an attempt to play 3NT. I may not have the right hand for it, but I bid 3NT.
March 28
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I think most players at my club would vote for Community, Points, Quality. We currently have a game that offers no master points, and it's fairly well attended. But, in real life, our advanced beginners and intermediate players are big on tournaments and bridge cruises.
March 28
Jane Eason edited this comment March 28
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I trust you guys to have played the hand correctly. Your lines are certainly pretty.

Andy, you are right. At the table, I would have cashed the SK before leading diamonds. And If the SQ fell doubleton, I could pull trumps and try for 7.

I disagree that I was playing double dummy, though, by taking the line I took. I know I wouldn't lead the HK from KQx or even KQ doubleton on this auction without a sure trump trick.

(I also didn't think it was a given that diamonds were 5-3, or that rho had 5, if they were.)
March 27
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HA, DK, DA, DQ, SA, H3 ruffed, SK, SJ, planning to find the CQ. (Wouldn't hurt to find the SQ doubleton, either.)
March 26
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4C is Stayman, 4D and 4H are transfers, 4NT invites, and 4S asks how many aces.
March 24
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Yes. HA, pitching low spade. If North ruffs, hand is over by taking the diamond finesse.

If North fails to ruff, discarding a red suit. West wins the SK.

If North has pitched a heart, unguarding hearts, West pitches a diamond on the SA. North can ruff and lead a red suit, allowing West to win two diamonds by finessing and the C8, or the HK and two diamonds by finessing.

If North now discards his last heart, West ruffs the D10 and plays hearts, winning HK, H10. Or, if North ruffs, West wins the last two diamond tricks by finessing.

If North pitches 2 diamonds, West pitches heart loser on SA, cashes the DA, felling the DQ, DJ, pitching last low heart. North either ruffs one of the diamonds or discards and makes his trump trick by over ruffing the spade loser.

If North pitches two diamonds, West runs diamonds, the DA dropping North's DQ.

If North has pitched a heart and then a diamond, West can cash the DA, pitching his last heart loser, ruff a diamond to hand, cash the HK and lose the C8 to the C9.

(This thing is easier to see than to write out. I leave it to you guys to correct.)
March 23
Jane Eason edited this comment March 23
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The director and I had a good time thinking up names for the Lightman games. A few we came up with were “Bad-Hair-Day Game”, “Come-as-You-Are Game”, “Black Tie Event”, "Bring-Your-Dog-Day Game.
March 21
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Good job, Jim!

Lightman Bridge Center of Memphis held its first game, a free 24-board tourney, today. Lots of outsiders joined, but the game ran smoothly with Sam Whitten and Linda Green Whitten directing.
March 21
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Congratulations, Jorge! (One thing I've noticed about this event is that men outscore women, just as they do in face-to-face bridge.)
March 20
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Deleted question, “Am I a member?”, because I am, now.
March 18
Jane Eason edited this comment March 19
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Jeff, you are on the members' list.
March 18
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Well said, Peg.
March 17
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Lightman Bridge Center, Memphis, TN, as of today.
March 15
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Our board announced today that our club is closed until further notice.
March 14
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3NT making 5 would be a flat board at our club. The rest of the room could use lessons, too.
March 14
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Bernie, I'm using Edge, connecting to the old version with no problem. (Jane Knapp Eason)
March 13
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The security issue is easily solved by having humans play with robots.
March 12
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Have more robot events. No cheating there.
March 11
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Thank you, Yu, for this article.

I live near ACBL headquarters, and I'm interested in seeing what effect the nationals will have on our bridge community. Many of our bridge friends will attend as workers, and as players.
March 9
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Congratulations to both. Lynn, it doesn't seem that long ago that you stepped on the bridge scene.
March 9
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