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Thinking of you, Bart…

https://i.imgur.com/NFfpUmO.png (Bridge Master 2000 hand)

6NT by South. On a diamond to the Queen, East pitches a club.
Sept. 6, 2016
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Haha thanks Daniel! Although I'm not related to the more famous Milne I appreciate the comparison!
Aug. 24, 2016
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Yes, that line also works.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Correct. West could've beaten the hand at several points. The end position needs help from both sides to develop.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Exactly, Martin. Cashing the King was so intuitively and obviously correct that I didn't see how declarer could have made it until later. Interesting how we form mental blocks sometimes.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Thanks, Gary.

If West returns a heart rather than a club, declarer wins and plays Ace, spade to the 9, ruffs a club and a spade back to the Jack to achieve the same winning position. Declarer simply uses one of dummy's entries to ruff a club now that they don't have to take the heart finesse.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Yes, I misunderstood my (Swedish) sources!
Aug. 15, 2016
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Correct, I did not consider the Open Youth championships or individuals. Thanks to the above for clarifying.
Aug. 14, 2016
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In the Junior series, Poland dominated throughout, leading the RR, and winning all three KO matches in convincing fashion.

Speaking from an Australian perspective, the Girls silver medal is particularly impressive - I believe it is Australia's highest ever result at a national World Championship, and certainly at Youth level. It is Australia's first Youth World Championship medal in 25 years.

Very well done to Renee Cooper, Ella Pattison, Kirstyn Fuller, Jessica Brake, Francesca McGrath, Ian Thomson (NPC), and Justine Beaumont (Coach)!!

Similarly, I have been told Sweden's bronze medal in the Juniors is their medal is their first Youth medal - well done to them :)
Aug. 13, 2016
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Nice article, Ben. I enjoyed it - several good points.
May 27, 2016
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If we only get one discard (when Gosney is on our left), will the D10 leave ambiguity about what we want partner to play? Or is that idea - suggesting strength in both suits?

At the time, I thought that a spade from partner followed by our heart shift will always take the maximum number of tricks, so S4 first discard in case we don't get a second chance.
May 25, 2016
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Congrats, Marty.

Did the committee give you the reasons for their decision?
May 13, 2016
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Thanks Jim!
March 4, 2016
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Thanks dude!
March 4, 2016
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Thanks Barry.
March 3, 2016
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Results from the table: 3NT is the big winner. Pass didn't net enough undertricks to be worthwhile. Contracts higher than 3NT fail.
Jan. 28, 2016
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Results from the table: Double gets +500, 4 does even better with +600. The opponents are in a 5-3 fit and partner has four diamonds and a good hand for you.
Jan. 28, 2016
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Results: 4S would get you significantly overboard this time. 3S kept you out of trouble.
Jan. 28, 2016
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Yeah, I know exactly what you mean mate.
Jan. 6, 2016
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With apologies to Billy Joel, Eric Kehr, and the public at large. This is what happens when you sit us out on morning matches Dave!
Oct. 3, 2015
Liam Milne edited this comment Oct. 3, 2015
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