Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Jeff Halle
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 28 29 30 31
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I agree. North had everything. We chalked it up to bad luck. As little as hearts breaking 2-2 or 3-1 with a stiff honor would have allowed it to make.
7 hours ago
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Tomaytos, tomahtos.
10 hours ago
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
The one drawback I see is that it’s an eight loser hand, whereas a typical one no opener is six or seven losers. Does texture override losers? That’s why the question.
10 hours ago
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
That’s what happened at our table.
10 hours ago
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
That’s a GF hand. You bid 2. The fact that you’ll probably not make it is immaterial to this discussion. And if they don’t start with clubs you have a chance.
Nov. 30
Jeff Halle edited this comment Nov. 30
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have had many excellent results with mini-Roman…………when the opponents are playing (or forgetting) it.
Nov. 29
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I believe it was Jim who invented the transfers, not Ozzie.
Nov. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
In ACBL land, the given sequence promises only 4. This treatment is well documented by many experts. In EBU land, this treatment might differ.
Nov. 10
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
In most tournaments and in some games, such as the one Hank is talking about, once or twice a session a few minutes, often five, are added to the clock. This allows players to catch up, and others to get refreshments or take a health break. Unfortunately, the slow players often abuse the break.
Nov. 9
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Many years ago I managed to get to 6 on a 9 card fit off the A and K. I led a diamond from my hand. Wife on left plays the king, and husband on right plays the ace. And leads a diamond to cut down ruffs. Of course I now made the contract.

I’m sure he didn’t even get the couch a la David C.
Nov. 7
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Forty plus years ago in Truscott’s Sunday column, he had a hand where declarer made all 13 tricks in a suit contract, despite being off all four aces. The play went something like west led a diamond, and east won with the ace of diamonds and banged down the ace of hearts. Except he played them in the opposite order. So the ace of hearts was buried on the first trick, and subsequent play caused the diamond ace to be discarded harmlessly. With the two trick penalty (it was a long time ago) declarer had 13 tricks.
Nov. 7
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Heart lead from east?
Oct. 31
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
That comment should garner a lot of replies.
Oct. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
My answer: if I make a bad lead, my partner is aggressive in his criticism.

If that doesn’t end the questioning, I say it depends on the bidding, his hand, and which style he judges is better on this particular hand. That is probably the correct response concerning most good players.
Oct. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Essentially what Robin says below, though this is in ACBL land.
If I had realized that the irregularity couldn’t occur, I’d have insisted the defender complete trick 11 before claiming. Then he might have physically revoked instead of only orally.
Oct. 19
Jeff Halle edited this comment Oct. 19
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I tried, but the director didn’t allow it.
Oct. 19
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think it’s a good idea, but it would need to have the diamonds and clubs colored so that a yellow/green colorblind person could distinguish between them.
Oct. 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Yes, it was a disputed claim. My question is does the stated line apply, which included a revoke that would be established, or is the revoke not allowed and the line corrected?
Oct. 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Richard, with that hand, why not rebid 2nt? (Stoppers? We don’t need no stinkin’ stoppers.)
Oct. 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
That’s why this post, to give a basis for discussion.

And yes, I suppose the reverse could be manufactured with only 3 hearts, though unlikely on this sequence.
Oct. 18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 28 29 30 31
.

Bottom Home Top