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Perfect Jack. Is this not the type of hand a jump to 2 was made for?
May 26, 2018
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The pass of 1 is unforgivable. Then doubling 5 is bad. The double is for use when you do not have an unusual hand and you certainly do. Surely 5 better describes your hand.
May 26, 2018
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I love the idea of a button. Can ACBL get right on this?
May 26, 2018
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Does the one with the most votes (president) or the 12 highest vote getters (committee) get elected or is there some minimum needed (simple majority for instance)? If there is a minimum needed for election, how are subsequent votes done? Are some eliminated after the first ballot?
May 24, 2018
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How about starting with the 5? Pard wins the heart play and returns a . No way are we beating this unless declarer messes up.
May 24, 2018
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This is the way I learned it.
May 24, 2018
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I fail to see how overruffing can be right. You are ruffing with a card you were going to get anyway (assuming declarer has another heart) and giving up the entire spade suit if he does not.
May 21, 2018
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Like baseball, bridge is basically boring most of the time. Very exciting on occasions (like the last segment of the playoffs last night). In basketball, football, golf or hockey, something you need to pay attention to is happening all the time.
May 21, 2018
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Right, he knows you have 's. Why not help him out a little. Maybe 5 over 4 and we might not be in this position now.
May 21, 2018
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Exactly. He is one of the best for good reason.
May 21, 2018
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Whatever the XX was, I think South would bid 2 knowing pard has 13+ points. They should know the auction is unlikely to die at 1NTXX. Someone will run.
May 21, 2018
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Only time I ever did was playing with a very weak player and having a bad game. I did it with a 7 bagger in clubs and when they bid Stayman it went swish, making 3. Good thing they didn't transfer!!
May 20, 2018
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They are the best for a reason. How many epic comebacks has Nickell had now?
May 20, 2018
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UNBELIEVABLE!!! Probably the best match ever played.
May 20, 2018
UI?
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Since I know the super acceptance is not based on a big spade fit, I took 3 hearts as a concentration of values, AKQ(x) for instance to help me evaluate my hand. 3S would be just a normal acceptance. All that is ASSUMING he took 2H for a transfer even though he did not announce it.
May 20, 2018
UI?
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Correct Kieran, that was indeed partner's hand. With my spade spots, and partner having at least the A or K, I was willing to concede 1 or 2 spades and look for the other tricks elsewhere. That seemed likely with North known to have at least an opening bid, partner's cards should be well placed for me.
May 20, 2018
UI?
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Corrected, thanks, and yes, they play 5 card majors.
May 20, 2018
Steve Tyer edited this comment May 20, 2018
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Mike, I agree with you. My wife used to fuss at me for not downgrading sometimes, and I told her that we cannot both have all A's and K's, one of us needs some Q's and J's. All aces and kings is 8 tricks!!
May 19, 2018
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It should be a great two days to select USA1. Let's hope both teams play their best and it comes down to the last segment.
May 18, 2018
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If I want 1NT forcing by an unpassed hand, I certainly can have the same hand type as a passed hand…3-card limit raise or maybe long, weak minor and not playing weak jump shifts as examples.
May 18, 2018
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