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In the first two rounds, I had to make a Smith Echo or I had to make an attitude signal or I had to play an honor card or …
June 27, 2017
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This session is shot, are you up for a drink afterwards?
June 22, 2017
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You should absolutely give up the bid with this partner. There may or may not be benefits to mini-splinters, but they are small. Any convention will get you to a better contract than the alternative bidding sequence a fairly small percentage of the time. Call it 10% or 25%, I don't have an exact number. But a “I forgot” disaster gets you to the wrong contract nearly 100% of the time. That's not a good trade off.
June 21, 2017
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So do you lead the J from QJx(x) (and therefore T from JT I guess?)
June 19, 2017
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If Q asks for attitude, dummy has 2-3 small, and Partner has T82, does Partner say “I like it” (so keep leading from your QJx) or “I don't like it” (so don't keep leading from your KQx)?
June 19, 2017
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I would pre-alert the 1 response to 1 and the honor lead thing, since those are extra unusual. Just the fact of playing Flannery or a Strong Club are common enough.
June 18, 2017
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It must be nice to play in a field where nobody ever doubles you.
June 18, 2017
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I'd rather partner with a human with whom I have sensible bidding agreements, although I understand the problems with cheating.

I also understand why people like to play “Best Hand”, but I don't understand why people think that it is bridge. Defense counts too, and the inferences available about the other hands, especially when you have only 12 or 13 points, are … weird.
June 14, 2017
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If ?65? vs. ?33? is a “lose”, isn't that exactly balanced by the times ?56? vs. ?33? is a win?
June 14, 2017
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4NT=single suited (or ), 5=+red.
June 13, 2017
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The gadget shows 5-10 HCP with 5-5 right? Isn't that what I have? Are you saying I need to have at least KQJTx in each suit before I'm allowed to use the gadget or something? I don't understand.
June 13, 2017
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I'd call the director since dummy and West both have the 7.
June 12, 2017
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If your agreement is “2 suited but maybe 3 suited in a pinch”, how are you ever going to find the heart fit?
June 12, 2017
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If I have a gadget which perfectly fits the hand, what's the question?
June 12, 2017
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I wouldn't open this hand 1, but if North disappeared suddenly and I had to take over mid-auction, I'd bid 4.
June 12, 2017
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The key qualifier is “response to third or fourth-seat major-suit openings.” So neither clause allows a limit raise meaning for 1st and 2nd seat openers.
June 8, 2017
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How many more entries is Partner going to have to go along with the ace you have and the ace he is known to have when the opponents have bid game?
June 6, 2017
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Typo on top page: “Mecstroth”
May 31, 2017
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Except that you get in trouble if you are a good player who “knows” there's been a missed alert and try to take a double shot by bidding as if the opponent's bid were natural and call the director for redress when it turns out that you are shocked, Shocked! to discover it was really an alert.
May 31, 2017
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The “information” is that West has a hand where they need to clarify the meaning of 2. For example, anyone using the “I” can be pretty sure that West doesn't have a 4-3-3-3 yarborough.
May 31, 2017
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