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Some play that 3 shows hearts & clubs and that 3 is just hearts. Gives responder extra steps to show/deny support.
June 13, 2015
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ty for your view of the hand. Would LHO's play of the J @T2 have made any difference? Does RHO's T make the play suspicious? As Dale said below both West's played a low spade @T2
June 12, 2015
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The Gopher Regional utilized Fast Results for the first time this year. We've had printed copies of the bulletin done for years by FedExOffice and I sent our .pdf to FR as well as the printer and our Minnesota blog.

I had many comments that our players were reading the online bulletin from FR as early as 5am. Here's an example: http://bridgefinesse.com//Fastresults/D14/DailyBulletins/DBD14150500820150520.pdf

I particularly like the way the home page gives easy access to any district bulletin. Over time we expect to save money on our print costs as more players avail themselves of the easy access to the bulletin online. I am reducing our print volume by over 15% based on the number of bulletin copies we had left over this year.
June 10, 2015
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Very nice Anant. on a non-club lead you need a defensive error. The bulletin mentioned 1 South who pitched from xxxx leading to the diamond ruffout.
June 9, 2015
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It was Chambers I was watching. I mistyped last night.
June 9, 2015
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APOLOGIES: It was the Kasle vs. Street match I was watching 6
should never post anything at 4 in the morning

It was Morse- Jacobs where all the imps were flying in the 3rd segment
June 8, 2015
Mike Cassel edited this comment June 8, 2015
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yes
yes
sriracha
June 7, 2015
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change the K973 to QT73. still a reverse? what is the threshhold point? QJxx?
June 4, 2015
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where did that X come from?…. reposting
June 3, 2015
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And they give masterpoints? Yuuuuuuupp! And many want their bot MPs counted in lifetime totals as if it was live bridge without distinction?

Count me for counting Plat X 4, Gold x 3 (Gold Rush x 1(yikes)), Silver x 2, Black & online live x 1, bot bridge X .1 if counted at all
May 31, 2015
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I'll be the first fool…what do you rebid with
x KQxxx x AQxxxx? sometimes you have a weak 2suiter when the major is shorter. You bury it to rebid your minor and then start bidding the major a couple of times?
May 30, 2015
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I've seen natural 2 overcalls of Precision 1 openings this week.
Were West's suits actually guaranteed to be round? Maybe Greco thought partner was going to pull…and maybe Hampson was sure Greco had a spade card that would bring in the contract.

It was a thrilling hand what with some 25 imps swinging on the play to trick 1.
May 16, 2015
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At trick 2 has Bathurst led low from QJxx? If John cashes just the K and continues hearts the contract fails. On a double dummy basis Kevin needs to cash 1 diamond to clarify the distribution, and then exit his J to get a later assist from the defense.

You can bet I needed Deep Finesse for this! A great hand nonetheless.
Thanks
May 16, 2015
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It's impressive that the daily bulletins come out so quickly. Not so impressive, on pg. 6, is the brilliancy of John Kranyak to play the Q on the first lead of the suit to lull declarer into ruffing the third heart only to be overruffed by John's 8. Laurie IS smiling.

Also glossed over was the hand on pg. 10 where both East's opened a Precision 2 (4=4=1=5 -1). In the room where Bathurst was declaring 3N, John could have scuttled the contract by continuing a heart at trick 3. Plug this into your double dummy analyzer. It's pretty fascinating. Cashing all of the clubs led to being squeezed in the majors. You can take the K, but then have to shift.
May 16, 2015
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as much as i like 2N not an offer to play, I'd be afraid of wrong siding 3N when partner actually has good positional hearts.
May 15, 2015
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The same bid can mean different things to different players. fwiw, my interjection was not opinion but interpretation. the poll results bear this out, no?
May 15, 2015
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Partner thinks it's GF. I do not, but I really don't know what the common consensus, if there is one, would be.
May 12, 2015
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http://www.jeff-goldsmith.org/cgi-bin/knr.cgi
the Kaplan Rubens Hand Evaluator tool is a link I often check

http://www.allevybridge.com/allevy/worldofbridge.html
http://www.fifthchair.org/
http://www.clairebridge.com/

The last 3 sites have enough links themselves to keep you surfing for endless hours
May 11, 2015
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ok how about Txx AT9xx xxx Kx
i'd have bid 2 on the other one too

April 29, 2015
Mike Cassel edited this comment April 29, 2015
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Partner can't move without a spade control
Jxx AQxxx xxx Kx
Does 4 promise spade control?
April 29, 2015
Mike Cassel edited this comment April 29, 2015
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