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If the same person has the 10 and K, you cash out ending in hand with A7 9. Now you throw he she it in with the diamond for the forced spade return.
12 hours ago
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South's hand cannot change. He/She/Yu can't find an ace or a spade that wasn't there before. So it shows a king better then last time with no clear action.
Jan. 21
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If you started platinum points at clubs week, a lot more members would have some.
Jan. 17
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This dumbass director is doing regionals? Why do they make me get a 90% to pass the test. If south does not accept the call, east may bid three hearts without penalty, or make any other legal bid he wants except a double and his partner (west) is barred for the rest of the auction. And there might be a lead penalty.
Jan. 15
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One is an odd perfect number.
Jan. 13
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I pick up KQx AQx x AJ10xxx. Partner opens a club, could be short, and with no tools I decide to bid what I think I could make. Six clubs.

Her trumps are worst possible, worthless doubleton, but she has no side losers and can hold her trump losers to one. But this card combination isn't in her vocabulary and she goes down one. The funny part is I don't hear the end of it about my goofy bid for the rest of the convention. She is convinced the problem is in the bidding.
Jan. 12
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Not just 20/20 hindsite. With 30 hcp between you 5, of a minor isn't really tenable because the folks in 3Nt will make at least one overtrick. You might as well bid six and hope the hands fit. What systems do people have for big minor suit hands after an openning no trump?
Jan. 11
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I actually know that from being a WWII buff.
Jan. 9
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My Susan lost on jeopardy baby to Ken Jennings. The computer thingie avenged her.
Jan. 8
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I run an eight is enough swiss at the club level. There isn't a sunday game within 100 miles of here so I started a sunday game once a month. We get 6 tables. “Swiss” is a misnomer with 6 tables. I can't guarantee there will be a matchup nobody plays the same team twice so it is arranged matches.

The original purpose of making it eight is enough is so the four best players can't be on the same team like they do at a tournament. They are welcome to play on four different teams. If we retain the original masterpoint limits, the game will have a pro-amy feel to it. Not sure if that is good or not. Right now it is attracting very good players and occasionally a 3 point player. About half the field is NLM but IMHO our best non-life masters by ability.

One time we had enough NLM players to have an entire flight of NLM only players. Even with a pregame class on swiss teams, they were thoroughly confused and didn't come back. If you want to retain 0-50 players, you'll need to provide a lot of hand holding. Maybe having them play with a mentor will do that. So I have an event aimed at above average players and I can't be everything to everyone.

Our club has a mentor-mentee program but I am not a part of that.
Jan. 7
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In the case of AK tight opposite Q5432, we are assuming the opponents know the jack and the six are equal and no inference can be taken by the fall of the spots. With this proviso, Bloom is of course 100% correct.
Jan. 5
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After a 4 heart preempt, partner played in 4 spades on the 4-2 fit. When trumps break 5-2, she has to get the long hand to ruff in, to shorten his trumps to the same length as hers, so she can trump coup him. Making 4 when everyone else is making 5 of a minor for all the matchpoints.
Jan. 5
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Are you better off making the same lie every time so partner knows what you can and cannot have or making the best lie everytime and your distribution is less defined?
Jan. 4
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Missed it by that much. Almost fulfilled it today.
Jan. 4
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In Robert standard, bidding NT only requires a stopper when the suit is going to be led. How do you know what suit will be led? If the opponents have bid a suit or the fourth suit after your side has bid the other three needs to be stopped. In the example, you don't need a stopper in either or any of the two unbid suits.
Jan. 2
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Get a full time job.
Jan. 1
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Be nice to your directors. He she is the only one who knows the rules.
Dec. 19, 2017
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If the game is small, I can play to avoid a sitout but that doesn't occur very often. There has to be another single around for some reason.
Dec. 18, 2017
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Being a non-playing director is my job. I rather have a real job. I didn't know this was unusual.
Dec. 17, 2017
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I don't leave when there is a penalty card on the table. At the club level. Until it is played.
Dec. 17, 2017
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