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To help I can tell club K is behind AQ. So you take the A - and then?
Jan. 12
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East played diamonds which seemed to ask for club switch.
Jan. 12
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I am implying nothing.

But you can post a poll with partners hand. :)

Actually my partner had the strong hand - and he bid 4NT showing long diamonds and 3-4 clubs. I bid 5D and we played there.

With the strong hand I would have doubled.
Jan. 10
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@Craig

Which card ( in your plan B ) do you play from hand when the second heart is played? ;)
Jan. 9
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 10
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Partners hand was:

J964
4
Q652
Q762

5D wins and 4H down 2.
Jan. 9
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Maybe YOU can - I can not. :)

And what do you play from hand on the second heart?
Jan. 9
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 9
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IMO you can not win even if you guess West shape cause he will drop clubs when you play hearts and then you do not have enough entries to dummy. :)
Jan. 9
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I like your humour! :)
Jan. 9
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I will play a diamond to K in trick 2. Cause after drawing trumps I want to be in dummy to start to get my hearts going by ruffing these.

So if diamonds are 3-0 with E I can do this after drawing 3 rounds of trumps ending in dummy and then hope for hearts 4-3 or Q doubleton.

The non diamond lead shows nothing about who has the Q cause IMO no one will lead a diamond from Qxx.
Jan. 8
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I got mail thursday afternoon 14.13 CET.
Jan. 5
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@Michal

I believe more in practice than theory when playing bridge - and practice has proved that my little tip works very well giving you a plus.

And a friend of mine has made a simulation which proves this too!

Take it or leave it! :)
Jan. 5
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 5
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@Michal

BTW - can you tell me any methods or conventions which are not “home-cooked”? ;)

And if not “home-cooked” - what are they then? ;)
Jan. 4
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 4
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@Michal.

I wrote “my good experience” playing this way - not anything about “enjoy playing it”. Just to be precise.

And as I have written a few times before “Take it or leave it”.

I do not have the energy or time to argue for what I think is a good method. I got a lot of life beside bridge.

The readers can think for themselves and pick it up or not. I shall not and will not convince anybody - unlike some other contributors who can go on and on and on… to get the last writing!

Happy New Year to all readers and contributors - even the always writing and having an opinion contributors! ;);)
Jan. 4
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 4
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@Andrew

I will never bid anything but pass with your examples.

And how do you know what partner has in clubs when he opens 1NT?
Jan. 3
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@Andrew

I do not understand your point.
Jan. 3
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@Michal

That`s your problem not my problem.

I just tell my good experience playing this way. Take it or leave it!
Jan. 3
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 4
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Probably!
Jan. 3
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 3
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Pass - what else?
Jan. 3
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With 3442 or 4342 and 15-17 and clubs are xx - then I open 1D which in our system promise at least four diamonds.

And this treatment I can recommend. You are sure to find your fit which is not possible if partner has a balanced hand with 0-7p and has to pass your 1NT opening.
Jan. 3
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Spade to Ace and then diamond from table.
Dec. 30, 2017
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