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—-“I could take 4♦ if W had doubleton K”

—- Only 20% of the time - K10 doubleton.

I would venture way less than 20%
2 hours ago
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Not when it bars your partner after you correct your IB under 26B.

But I like the idea, and will gladly double.
4 hours ago
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Or you can take a lot of space and psyche.
4 hours ago
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Bruce, actually we (I think) agree and my vote (and comment) reflects that I am passing with the 5-7 4432.
4 hours ago
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Key card doesn't make any logical sense to me but I don't know that quantitative does either.

3 does not show six hearts. Hands with 4 + 6 don't raise clubs and a 6 5 hand should just splinter or something.

If we had Steve's 3=2=4=4 with spades stopped, why aren't we making a quantitative call on the prior round. 3 can't signal any ‘awakening’ on responder's part. Now I suppose 3 could be a stab to see if opener can play the hand - I am thinking Axx Qx AKxx AQxx or so, but this feels like a reach.

Similarly, 3 and then 4N does not make much sense either. if Responder has a pure RKC hand, why futz around with 3?

Many average/average plus players stick to the hard and fast rule that 4N is RKC for our last bid suit, and I can see a club or NT slam drive that might as well ask about the K along the way and doesn't care about clubs.

But I really don't know.
19 hours ago
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NP Nicholas. And “Often” is a big overbid by me.
20 hours ago
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Note to self:

1. Never, ever argue probabilities with Dr. Lawler.

Watching me play 1N is a random walk

Congratulations on the honor, and thank you for your Bridgewinners and Vugraph time.
21 hours ago
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What the dummy double analysis (at least as presented thus far) ignores is often we get a balance on our left when we have the 5-7 and a 44M.

This is a huge plus spot for us that gets thrown out when we bid Stayman.

Perhaps this can be modeled.
21 hours ago
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And “dicard” on Page 10.
Jan. 20
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Hopefully this hand gets handled by 1N 2 2 2 - at least in the 6-8 range.

There is a viewpoint that garbage stayman is better suited for hands with longer spades than hearts but I think that is a minority opinion.
Jan. 19
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13-15 will become the new 14-16.
Jan. 18
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Please play partnership bridge against me.
Jan. 18
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Not a lot of problem with 2, but this side of the pond is fuzzy on ‘love all’.
Jan. 17
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Partner just needs to be on their toes and cash the A before the promo. It may not be obvious.
Jan. 16
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I was hoping for Jxx with pard and a round ace.
Jan. 16
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In Houston last year, Richard Pavlicek was on my team.

We had no problem getting upbracketed.
Jan. 15
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I vote for a bidding problem.
Jan. 15
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Classic problem.
Jan. 15
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Only if GF. Direct 2M is Reverse flannery.
Jan. 15
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Or maybe the person wasn't sure what a direct 2 would mean in a casual partnership?
Jan. 14
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