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* Problem 22
Oct. 8
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This trick 2 play has been stuck in my mind for years.

———— 8
———— J 2
———— A Q T 7 6 5 2
———— K J 4
Q 9 5 3 ————- K J T 4
A K 6 4 3 ———– Q T 9 5
K 4 3 —————– J
7 ——————— Q 9 8 2
———— A 7 6 2
———— 8 7
———— 9 8
———— A T 6 5 3

E/W get to 4 without mentioning spades, North has shown diamonds. (Can't remember the exact sequence.)

8 lead to the Ace. 10 minute tank, and South emerges with the A: - 7 - J - 2. Then switches back to spades to give the ruff.

A T2 gives up on: A, ruff, A, ruff.
As well as: A, (all follow), Partner wins A, A, ruff.

South is a “world champion” or whatever.

EDIT: Moss mentioned “a trick 2 play which was definitive” about cheating. This made me remember this hand I saw. It's not definitive at all, but it was so crazy that it has stuck with me. Could've been trying to hit partner's void, but seemed like such a stretch.

EDIT2: Reading back over this I don't know why I posted this. Doesn't prove anything. It has been in my mind forever and I started typing it out without thinking. I'll leave it here.
Sept. 17
Matt Smith edited this comment Sept. 17
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In China they're already playing Sheng Ji (a partnership card game) on computers at the same table and it's broadcast on TV.

Seems crazy not to be doing this for Bridge already.
Sept. 16
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Am I allowed pens and cigars?
Sept. 13
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Our auction on this board:
1H 2C
3H 3S (X)
P 3NT diamond control, no spade Ace.
4C 6C all pass, making 13 on a diamond lead.

6H-2 at the other table.
Aug. 10
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Nah, from memory its problem 24 I think.

—— void
—— void
—— x
—— T9
void——– Q
void——– void
K ———– void
Ax———- QJ
—— x
—— 2H (trumps)
—— void
—— K

lead in dummy. led and ruffed squeezes east into pitching a club and strips West's KD. KC exit gets the 10 at T13.

Thanks Ben. Good Luck at Aus Open Trials!
Aug. 9
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The first time I saw this squeeze was in Tim Bourke's book “Maastricht Challenge.” (the 2S was a trump, lead in dummy, and East had A9 A and you ruff a diamond back to hand).

Kevin Rosenberg and I spent a long time trying to solve one of the hands. When Kevin eventually got it, he said “oh my god I can believe I didn't solve this sooner. I've seen this play before. MY MUM did this squeeze on vugraph!”

Kevin calls this squeeze “The Squeeze from Nowhere.”
That's now also what I call it.
Aug. 9
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Amazing
July 26
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Has the FIGB acquitted every cheating Italian pair ever? Just wondering.
July 18
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What?
Oh…
July 16
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Matty McManus is the best.
July 14
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I'm really glad you went public with this. Nothing would've been done otherwise.
July 13
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This is great.
“Down 2. Down 1. Making ….”
July 13
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Yeah not ideal. But we get a 1M-2D-4C=Void which is pretty cool.
Maybe 1M-2D-3NT is better as the void cub.
June 25
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Not using 3NT is a waste.

EDIT: changed “stupid” to “a waste.”
June 24
Matt Smith edited this comment June 24
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1M 2D (5+ diamonds)
3NT = club splinter
June 23
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no worries
June 22
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For Jamie and I, 1D=unbalanced.
1D 1M 1NT = short major / mis-fit.
3-1-5-4 / (4-1)-4-4 / (4-0)-5-4 go into 1NT.
1D 1M 2C is natural and forcing.
Just in case you wanted to know this Kevin.
Love ya.
Also 2C 2D 3NT should be GF 5-5 minors.
Peace.
June 22
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