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If my RHO pulls out a bid and other cards from the box go flying, I always wait a few seconds after everything gets back in order to ask, “Is that what you meant to bid?” Every so often the answer is, “No.”
Nov. 17
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NV that certainly is a mandatory third seat 2 opening. Vul, not so much, but I probably would have, too.
Nov. 15
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I'll either bid 1 or I'll dbl, whichever will bar partner :)
Nov. 15
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7 losers, 10s and a 9 in conjunction with the quacks, all points in the long suits, I would think only Stoney would pass this hand.
Nov. 14
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A song by teeny-bopper group Hanson about 20 years ago:

Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah

And it only gets worse from there :)
Nov. 14
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Well, it is better than listening to “Mmm Bop.”
Nov. 13
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We're pretty much in agreement, but the strip squeeze I speculated about might have something where someone had to come down to the stiff A in order to keep other guards, so a low diamond out of hand after running trumps would set up the K, or maybe the Q stiff so the K pins it, setting up the J. Like I said, possible but unreadable. I might see if it would work DD, but haven't yet.

a TYP for TBW? :)
Nov. 2
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David, you filled in the details of the line I had in mind. As for the squeeze, I didn't try to work it out, I just saw that it might be a possibility. Note, I was thinking of a strip squeeze, where I would give up a trick late after the squeeze happened. These often are unnoticed by mere mortals such as I. Running all the trump, or all but one, has a distinct possibility of putting pressure on the opponents, and might actually create a favorable end position. Reading it, however, is another thing. Hence, I'd choose the indicated line.
Nov. 2
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East wins his ace and gives west a club ruff.

Better to win the K, draw two rounds of trump, club to the ace, then eventually lead the diamond if necessary.

A strip squeeze is a possibility, but reading it would be tough, and it might not be as good as the proposed line.
Nov. 2
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I miss Jay Leno's Wedding Headlines :)
Oct. 31
RSI
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I have discomfort in my lower joint of my right thumb. I hold my cards in my right hand. I use a mouse in my right hand. I thought it was probably due to the way I hold my cards, so I started holding them in my left, being very clumsy in the process. That, and not holding cards for several weeks, didn't help.

Then it occurred to me that the pain was most likely due to holding my iPad in my right hand (I'm left handed), which puts a lot of stress on the thumb joint.

Could something like that be the culprit?
Oct. 31
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Bobby Wolff once said in his column (I'm paraphrasing), look where your points are. If in the majors, ask, if in the minors, don't.
Oct. 30
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I'm not on lead. I'm trying to hold 2 X to down two. I wouldn't have overcalled at the two level with that hand
Oct. 26
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Just this weekend, opponents overbid to 5, even though I doubled for a lead, and they clearly were not in slam territory. They also were confused as to what ace ask convention they were using.

Partner led to my cashing two tricks, and I exited safely. Declarer proceeded to lead trump from the board, and with her 9 card fit, dropped partner's stiff king. Obviously applying 9 never.
Oct. 16
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There's a story about Ozzie, one time playing with his wife, said while putting down dummy,“here's a nice suit to ruff, and here are some trump for entries.” I probably don't have the quote right, but you get the idea.
Oct. 16
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Dealer eopened 2 strong. Partner passed. Third seat PASSED! I had no reason to bid.

Despite their having 25 HCPs and not a lot of clubs, we were the only pair our way to go minus.
Oct. 13
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There's a club I played at a couple of times where you had to ask permission to claim, and more often then not, permission was denied. Thankfully, that club is now under new management.
Oct. 13
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A couple weeks ago, we sat E/W in a session where N/S had around 30 or 40 slam hands, and most of the rest were mere games their way. By the time we were halfway through, my partner refused to OK the bridgemate until she had an opening hand. She's still waiting.
Oct. 12
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To answer the question asked, I'm sure the answer is yes.

With all the BW members, I would expect that someone knows whether or not such a poll exists. I don't know who that might be, nor whether the answer is yes there is such a poll or no there is not such a poll. But I'd bet that person does exist.
Oct. 10
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Were EW raised in Spain? :)
Oct. 6
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