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Sorry who
Nov. 29, 2018
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I wonder if this is how all the hands in Adventures were dreamt up.
Nov. 15, 2018
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Jyri…. was this from Orlando?

I got told EXACTLY this story last night (except Kxxxx was in the closed hand) by a friend of mine!
Nov. 7, 2018
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I'm going to bid 4. I don't think this is clear because the auction is somewhat weird and because the chances of 12 tricks are fairly low. But: I've already limited my hand with 3, and I don't think I can have much more than this (probably not much less, either, but that's another matter…). Sure, partner is probably just bidding game in an indirect manner, but if so I survive just fine with 4.

If however partner is actually interested in slam (I'm guessing with a club void, 6 on my left and 5 on my right is possible) then my hand is fine. Of course partner should probably have bid 4 with that the previous round, but in the context that was given I can see why partner might have chosen not to do that.

I fully expect 4-(5)-X from partner which I will pass, or 4-4 from partner which I will also pass.
Nov. 5, 2018
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At the table, I was a 2 bidder, not a success opposite partners 4126 good hand with four little spades. If spades had been 3-3 or diamonds 5-3 we would've had a great score, but when diamonds broke and spades didn't the forcing game tapped partner out.
Nov. 4, 2018
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Thanks Stephen!
Oct. 2, 2018
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Sorry what was I supposed to bid?
Sept. 20, 2018
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Thank you Felix!
Sept. 18, 2018
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Tom - “no reasonable rebid”? You might not personally like reversing into hearts, but that is what a significant majority of bridge players would do, so calling it unreasonable is perhaps an exaggeration…
Sept. 17, 2018
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I'm glad I asked bridgewinners because I wasn't 100% sure, but passing seems pretty good. I bid 2 at the table, admittedly a pig of a bid, and was rewarded for it.
Sept. 13, 2018
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I'll pass on this carefully constructed hand…
Sept. 11, 2018
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David: I rebid 2 because 2NT seemed like the wrong bid to me without a club stopper. We play 2 only promises five so rebidding 2NT suggests NT orientated hand. I was looking for 1-2-2-2NT-3 which felt like a perfect description of my hand.
Aug. 28, 2018
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We know West: she is a sound club player. Fairly OK in the cardplay, old-fashioned but aggressive bidding.

East's signal is low from xxx or xxxx, high from xx. Attitude with Qxx in dummy.

East has a wide range of shapes with six diamonds. 6322 is not considering abnormal where I come from, nor is 4M6m.

At the table I was confident that West did not consider doubling.
Aug. 28, 2018
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You are playing an aggressive junior
Aug. 28, 2018
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Well, I was going to find a 3 bid next over partner's 2NT, but I don't think he gets much blame for jumping to 4.

I found a better line than both suits breaking, but I didn't make it…
Aug. 27, 2018
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Wow. Did not expect a third of voters to pass out 2!

I bid 2NT and everyone passed. The lead was the A, and dummy put down (please comment on dummy's decision):

AJT64
53
T632
T5

opposite my

Q
AKQT8
Q75
AK84

The play was somewhat satisfying. At trick two, LHO shifted to clubs around to the Q and A. I played four rounds of hearts, LHO pitching a diamond and a spade as RHO won the fourth round. A club was continued to the 4, J and 10, and the 9 of clubs came back around to the K.

Now I cashed a heart and a club (LHO pitching 9 and J) to leave:

AJT in dummy

opposite

Q and Q7 in hand. The correct play is left for the reader to complete ;)
Aug. 22, 2018
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The reason I didn't poll players on Bridge Winners is because a) the average membership of BW is likely not in the peer group of the player in question; b) the poll results wouldn't arrive in time (the ruling needed to be made within the hour)
Aug. 13, 2018
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Apologies, edited to reflect the (agreed) hesitation
Aug. 11, 2018
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The difference for me was that 4 might be useful as natural in our current auction. Not many are suggesting that though.
July 21, 2018
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Sorry Ed I don't understand your comment - what part of our agreements (aside from the question) aren't defined
July 20, 2018
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