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@ Gold

Would partner open 3C in first hand Red vs. White with KQxxxxx in clubs and out? I think NO. So opener must have HK - or A or K in spades.

But still I agree that playing high diamond at trick 2 is the best and right defence. But in trick 3 a heart is with the odds.
Dec. 11, 2015
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@ Dekker.

But some opinions we value more than others! ;)
Dec. 11, 2015
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@Rosenberg

I bid what I THINK I would have bid without partners BIT.

But I do not try to figure out what 5 other players ( peers ) will bid. I do not whip myself with “activ ethics” ( I can hear the echo from “political correctnes”). But then I accept TDs ruling if I am wrong.

When this is said - there are of course situations where I know that if I make a certain bid after partners hesitation pass/double - then I play against the odds. If right TD will change result - and if wrong then result will stand.

Conclusion: When I am sure/convinced/know what I would have bid without partners BIT - then I make that call! But there are exceptions ( like in most aspects in life ) specially after partners hesitation pass/double.
Dec. 11, 2015
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@ Rosenberg

I always know!
Dec. 10, 2015
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Bid what you would have bid without partners hesitation. And let the TD do his job if the opponents complain!
Dec. 10, 2015
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@ Greg.

Thanks.

But it says “by a significant proportion of such players”.

IMO significant is more than the 20% mentioned in the danish guidelines.
Dec. 10, 2015
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@ David and Michael.

No one would bid anything with AKxxxx/KJx/xxx/-!

Why? Cause they would have counted their cards and found out - only 12!!
Dec. 10, 2015
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@ Rosenberg!

Nowhere!

But in the guidelines for TD here in Denmark ( and I think in Europe too ) to interpreter the Bridge Laws this 20% is mentioned as a minimum to make a bid a LA.

And we can all agree on that there has to be some guideline. 1 out of 100 = LA? 2 out of 100 = LA?

Remember it is not enough there is an alternative - it has to be a LOGICAL alternative!! There is a difference!
Dec. 10, 2015
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Of course the committee does not have to accept the result of the poll. But here they did!

But if 5 experts in the poll and 4 out of 5 in the committee agree on the same bid as “offending” player is your bid then a LA? IMO the answer is no. There must be at least 20% votes for LA.
Dec. 9, 2015
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The law IMHO is pretty clear:

IF there is UI or BIT then TD ask 5 experts what they would bid. If all 5 experts bid the same as the “offending” player then there is no LA and therefore no misuse of BIT or UI.The result stands.

If one or more experts bid different there is a LA and the “offending” players bid is not accepted and TD changes the result!
Dec. 9, 2015
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If you can not accept a decision where all the rules and guidelines have been followed, where 5 out of 5 experts say they would bid 3D, where the TDs decision is supported and upheld by the AC - THEN there is nothing more to do to help you understand!

Next board please!
Dec. 9, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Dec. 9, 2015
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@Adam!

Because by waiting and passing I will get some information from opponents about their hands when they bid! And maybe they will have a mistake and let me play 2Dx!

Elementary my dear Watson! :)
Dec. 9, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Dec. 9, 2015
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Michael - there were no screens see page 2. :)

Dec. 9, 2015
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Dear Kevin!

This is not a close call situation! It is for me a clear 3D bid.

But you are right about a close call situation - then there are more restrictions on what you can bid.

But this hand is for me a 100% clear 3D bid!

Dec. 9, 2015
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I would bid 3D if no hesitation from partner. So I think I must bid as if there were no hesitation - so I bid 3D even after hesitation.

If I do not bid 3D in this situation I have used UI = the hesitation made me change my natural and intended bid!
Dec. 9, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Dec. 9, 2015
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Dear Allan!

Why note the polish players?
Dec. 7, 2015
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It is getting even more funny and weird than I ever imagined.

Starring:

Nicolas
Christal
Gabby
Mike

Smaller parts:

Alfredo
ACBL
Gabbys exhusband

Stay tuned!
Dec. 4, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Dec. 4, 2015
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I have checked their CC for Estoril 2004 and Warsaw 2005.

They led ATT at that time.

You can find their CC on EcatsBridge. I do not know yet how to make a link - sorry but I will soon learn!:)
Dec. 3, 2015
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:) i jak zawsze psy szczekaja a karawana jedzie dalej ;)
Dec. 3, 2015
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It is getting more and more funny!

I always liked a good soap opera - and the female star here is really something!

Stay tuned!
Dec. 3, 2015
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