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Like most things in this world it comes down to money. That is paying someone to make two sets of boards for each session. Unless you have volunteers make your boards.
Nov. 17
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The NCAA is now a “professional sports league”? Who decided that?
Nov. 17
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I almost don't even look at opponents signalling. A combination of they don't know what they are doing and they aren't signalling for my benefit. Level of competition might matter. Anywayz anyone from bridgeworld shouldn't have to go into the tank on whether to unblock the king- just thought I'd mention it.

Test two rounds of clubs. If west is 3-5-2-3 or 3-5-3-2 he need both the AK for his overcall and you can play for a diamond trick. If he is 3-5-1-4 or 3-5-4-1 Kxx Q98xx Axxx x is barely acceptable. Again this requires faith in your opponents.
Nov. 5
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When east continues the jack of spades, he denies the ten. From QJ10x(x) he would continue the ten. So partner doesn't have a nasty guess on whether to unblock the king. (Dynamic defense problem #1)

So if we haven't seen the 10, west has that card and the spades are 4-4.

So what can we do about it? Looks like we need singleton 9.
Nov. 5
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I was the victim if a grosvenor coup a couple weeks ago. After 4 on my left, partner doubles, and I take it out to 5 which becomes the final contract. Partner has KJ93 K and I have Q1064 Q64 no losers in the minors. Ace of spades led. Spade continuation which I ruff on the board with the king and RHO pitches a diamond. J-2-4-Ace. Third round of spades ruffed with the nine and another pitch on my right. 3-5-Q-spade discard and the contract can no longer be made. If I inserted the 6 after RHO refused to split his spots, I would have made it.
Nov. 4
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I'm at the same regional Debbie is at. Does she look like her picture?
Nov. 4
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This isn't a “Test your play ” problem. Once you make a bad claim it doesn't matter that the contract makes on an elementary squeeze. You are never going to be awarded three heart tricks.
Oct. 29
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Liveacbl seems to only go back a year. Only a finite amount of computer memory in the world I guess. Do archives exist?

I posted it on my facebook account contemporaneously but must have deleted it. Carole doesn't want me writing about her on the web.
Oct. 29
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Nigel Short no doubt.
Oct. 28
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I sorta had a similar hand. Playing six diamonds in a team game in a 4-4 trump suit. Our spades are 3-2 and our clubs are 4-3. If the trumps split 3-2 our contract is cold ruffing the third spade for my 12th trick but of course they split 4-1. So I try ruffing a spade while a trump is still out getting overruffed going down. At the other table, they played in 6NT, spade ruff not available. He has to play for 3-3 clubs and gets it.
Oct. 28
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Riverside regional 2014. Me and Carole were pitted against Ted and Alice.
Oct. 27
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With that hand declarer has 10 tricks. You throw all your clubs away and wait for your third trick. If partner has precisely the stiff jack of clubs you have done the wrong thing. In that case you need to hold your clubs and throw hearts and hope partner has the 8 which he may not.
Oct. 22
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Give declarer Kxx KQxx Kx Kxxx . If we don't cash partners A right now, partner will be squeezed out of it. I follow instructions and return a low spade (from an honor).
Oct. 20
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What is ODR? Offense defense ratio?
Oct. 19
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One common situation is to have a nine card fit missing the queen. By law of empty spaces, one opponent has more known cards than the other. I know that at all the other tables they are going to bang down the AK. Nine never has replaced thinking.

So I can bang down the AK and get my average or I can finesse which will either win or not. If I get an average I can win the game on other boards. I guess I don't have any answers, just restating the problem.
Oct. 14
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Ace of spades. If the king is drops your contract is cold.
If the king is still out diamond to the queen and ruff a heart. Now two rounds of diamonds pitching the last heart.

If the spades break 3-0 ruffing a heart is giving up. So after diamond to the queen, run the queen of clubs and if you are still alive pitch your hearts on the ace of clubs and the third diamond.
Oct. 7
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Don't you know? It's a hundred year flood.
Sept. 11
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Don't unblock the K. Maybe west continues diamonds.
Sept. 11
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They did seem to figure out the difficulty was the offshape 1NT opener.Alter the result to four hearts down two, the most likely result without the GCC illegal bid.
Sept. 10
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E/W were a pair of 299ers who have a combined 3500+ masterpoints.

Please explain.
Sept. 10
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