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What possible misfit? If they don't have hearts they surely have diamonds.
June 25, 2018
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The other problem with 3 is I'll be poorly placed if the opponents bid 3NT or start racing towards 5 or 6. I'd rather bid 4 and at least I've eaten up two levels of bidding space.
June 24, 2018
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I'll bid 4NT if I think partner will take it as “pick a round suit”. If I think that will be too confusing, I'll try 5
June 24, 2018
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Because my spades are not very good, and East is likely to have length behind the good spades, I will try defense.
June 24, 2018
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You get match wins for swiss also. I might say “same number of masterpoints” rather than “peers”.
June 5, 2018
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Doesn't this also apply to Swiss?
June 5, 2018
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Is it ever legal for “partner (to) be aware it's very likely a psyche” ?
June 5, 2018
Jordan Lampe edited this comment June 5, 2018
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As mentioned elsewhere, bracketing has serious problems if your goal is to get good but not world-class players into bridge.
June 4, 2018
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If you play (1M)-1NT as Raptor, what implications does that have for a balancing 1NT (that is (1M)-P-(P)-1NT) ? Is that still 12-15 (or whatever) balanced, or does that now show the Raptor shape?
June 4, 2018
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Don't you end up wrongsiding NT when Advancer has the stopper? Or is the assumption that once an opponent opens, 3NT is out of the picture?
June 3, 2018
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“Hearts is Hand”
May 24, 2018
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On Page 6, you consider the hypothetical play of leading the T our of hand, and if West covers, to win in dummy. Why not duck when West covers? If West started with KQx(x) it's the same. If West started with Qx(xx) and East fails to overtake then it's the same. If West started Kx(xx) even better. And if East somehow overtakes the Q with the K, we still have the diamond finesse which we always had.
May 21, 2018
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It looks to me like if Pard has a useful card (!KC or !AH say), that they are going down 1 in 4, and we are making 5. . If Pard doesn't have a useful card, they are making 4 and I am down 1 in 5. In either case, I score more by being in 5.
May 17, 2018
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Since 1NT here shows 12-15, this seems more like a double and bid NT hand?
May 17, 2018
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Pass may be right, but it may also cause partnership consternation since the system proposed in the link says we are in a forcing pass here.
May 14, 2018
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Over 3m, I play 4 is om+a major (4 asks) and 4 is both majors.
May 12, 2018
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What should South have done?
May 7, 2018
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My suggestion is that instead of meeting at a table to play 2 boards of bridge over 15 minutes, instead we discuss corner cases of our bidding systems and then defenses to those, and then defenses to the defenses of those, and so on. At the end of 15 minutes, the EW pair move to the next table.
April 30, 2018
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Unless hearts are exactly 4-4-3-2 around the table, Partner has 5 hearts, but couldn't act over 1? Looks like danger.
April 26, 2018
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I'll bet my penny vs. your million dollars.
April 25, 2018
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