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On the old version you could kibitz a single hand. I haven’t found anyway of doing that on the new version. Anyone else?
Sept. 16
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Are there any vegetarian restaurants around or vegetarian options in any of the restaurants? I'm not playing in Wuhan, but I know a bunch of players who're vegetarian who're playing there. Just curious.
Sept. 16
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At IMPs you can make a case for 3nt as it’s probably the most likely game and as pointed by others it’s hard for partner to know that Q or K is all he needs for game. But at MP we have to go plus. Partner has xx xx Qxxxxx xxx. Only 8 tricks in Notrump, 9 tricks in s if they lead a trump else it’s one more. Opening leader has Qxxxx Qxx AJTx x. Leading a trump is right on this hand as dummy has ruffing value and partner’s trump holding is not compromised by your leading one.
Sept. 14
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Why wouldn’t he rise with K if he has Kx?
Sept. 14
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Even if s are favorably placed, what if West rises with the K when you lead a spot from hand at T2 and leads back a ? How an we untangle all our tricks?
Sept. 13
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What’s wrong with bidding 2nt with x QJxxxx x AQxxx? You have an extra , but the strength seems just about right.
Sept. 12
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Sept. 12
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Except that LHOs 3 bid will force partner to bid minors at the 4-level and he has to avoid bidding a precipitous 4.
Sept. 10
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May be I should have said “Possibly two rounds of competitive bidding”. And I should have added two more options: “2; if it goes all pass, I’m OK even if partner has only 3” and “3; if it goes all pass I can live with it”. But I can’t add more answers now (:-
Sept. 9
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What if it goes 3 by you and three passes? You’re OK with that?
Right, if we were playing ELC I might have mentioned it.
Sept. 9
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Isn’t 3 spelt as o-t-h-e-r?
Sept. 9
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So does 2nt show a hand with playing strength or could it also be a hand that was just short of an opening 2nt strength that couldn’t double 2, say like 2=4=3=4 shape ? If it’s the former partner needs to pass with a weak suit. If it’s the latter he needs to bid s. Or would you always pass the balanced strong hand?
Sept. 9
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I meant ‘splinter’ not ‘auto-splinter’.

Many people use 1m-1M-1nt-2-2-3nt to show 5M332 hand. If you use this sequence for a splinter what do you do with 5M332 hand?
Sept. 5
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2-way NMF has been around for at least 20 years if not longer. That we don’t have sensible defaults says a lot about how chaotic/organic the development of Bridge systems has been and continues to be. Isn’t it about time that we had a reasonably comprehensive 2/1 std a la BWS ?
Sept. 5
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If 1-1
1nt-2
2-3
is auto-splinter in , what do you with an invitational 5-5 in Majors?
Sept. 4
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Most people play 2 as invitational showing 4-4 in Majors. Is that forcing to 2nt or can partner pass it with 3244 minimum?
Sept. 4
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I thought you could still recover after the Q start by forcing a play from RHO. But you're right RHO can simply counter that by returning a trump upon winning the Q. Now he's off the end-play. If you run s he ruffs and returns his last trump.

RHO had Axxx KT98 xx Q86. The best you can do on the hand is to force RHO to play s and guess right when he does.
Sept. 4
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Regardless of whether RHO returns a or a eventually he has to return a . Don’t see why that sacrifices a trick.
Sept. 4
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J loses to the Ace.
Sept. 4
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If you play the Q LHO shows out, pitching a middle . RHO wins and plays back a . Presumably now you continue . RHO ruffs the third round and plays back a . Now what?
Sept. 4
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