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That's so old it's new again. (Sing) “tomayto”, “tomahto”, “potayto”, “potahto”. “Let's call the whole thing off.” That's Culbertson as played by Fred and Ginger.
Feb. 9
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I've heard and used it on this side of the pond.
Nov. 10, 2018
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It's a tragedy, only 3 bridge players.
Nov. 10, 2018
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If partner is on the same wavelength, I think there is much to be said for a pass or correct 5H. This will stop you lower when partner has the majors and right side Clubs. Not good if she has the less likely H-C hand.
Oct. 19, 2018
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It fits Marty Bergen's rules from Better Bidding with Bergen. Especially pages 114-115.
May 30, 2018
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A great number of years ago, playing in my second tournament, (I was impressed that our Sunday Swiss teammates had about 40 masterpoints). At 1-1 I knew who we were playing when Mike and Kathy Cappelletti sat down at our table. Partner opened a strong club and Mike went into the tank. Looking at my 4-3-3-3 with one jack, I quickly reviewed our agreements after interference. If he doubles, I will pass. If he bids one of a suit, I will pass. If he bids 1NT, I will pass. If he bids higher, I will pass. So, what seemed like 2 minutes later, Mike came in with a pass, I passed, and Kathy passed, looking a little surprised. +70 (lose one IMP) was one of our better results! And Kathy's legs had nothing to do with it. ;)
May 18, 2018
Kenton Schoen edited this comment May 18, 2018
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Wherefore is this night different from any other night?
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May 10, 2018
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I sometimes can anticipate the auction and the BIT. I have thought of writing on a slip of paper what I was going to do before the UI occurs. Whether this will be given any weight by the TD, or not, is a separate question.
March 7, 2018
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On bd 3 taking the
March 5, 2018
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I think your conclusion is doubtful. KQJxxx, KQJxx, x, x doesn't look at all like a “ Very Strong” hand to me.
March 5, 2018
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As Gary says upthread 13 imps in a 12 board match is too much unless this is a one bracket KO with the worst team in the field playing one of the best.
Feb. 28, 2018
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If East had QJ10 he has 6 ways to play the first 2. I don't think he would play Q10 because he wouldn't play that way from Q10 doubleton. But any of the other 5 are possible. hmmm?
Feb. 28, 2018
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West opened one, not a preempt, doesn't that strongly imply that she holds the club K? And don't we have to count that as a known card in West's hand? Making the vacant spaces 3-10 so even the restricted choice adjustment isn't enough to make the finesse correct.
Feb. 26, 2018
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I would ask for a recorder form,. Which might involve calling the director, but I don't think there's a case to be made for a scoring change, and I would be sure to make that clear to the opponents.
Nov. 8, 2017
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I was dummy. Tracy's declared play was so good that he only let me play one hand that session. However, all the trauma of never being dummy while playing with one has affected his memory. After studying their suggested defense I passed 2C. N bid 2D, passed back to me. I now bid 3NT, treating this as a lebensohl auction denying a stopper. S led D A and a high D spot on which N pitched a high S spot. (UDCA) 4 rounds of H showed them to be 3-3 with each defender pitching a S on the 4th H. So we have strong reason to believe S is exactly 2-3-6-2. Since S's auction denied a good hand with D we might conclude that the CQ would make his hand too good for this auction. Or we might think that a dub Q was not enough to change the hand category. We also have to consider that N never sluffed a C which might raise the probability of holding the Q.
Jan. 29, 2017
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