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If partner is on lead - then you want him to lead a club! Partner has passed so little chance your side will be declaring. So 2C is IMO the only reasonable bid.
Dec. 8, 2017
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On board 16 perfect but not difficult defence will gain 1100 against 2Sx.
Dec. 7, 2017
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Who is talking about cheating? Not Avon!

The only ones talking about cheating are those who try to keep Avon silent during precensorship!

Go on Avon!!
Dec. 6, 2017
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Lawrence is right! Simple mathematics!
Dec. 6, 2017
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IMHO Avon can publish and write whatever he wants within the restrictions of BW. And we the readers can take it or leave it.

Why start the big discusion before we have seen and read what Avon has found out/noticed/written.
Dec. 5, 2017
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It looks very interesting!

Looking forward to the next hands.
Dec. 4, 2017
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I can and will live on with my error - and my other errors too! :) :)
Nov. 25, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment Nov. 25, 2017
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Believe me - I played bridge for 51 years. This is the best approach. :)

And my partners who have played even longer do agree!
Nov. 24, 2017
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With that hand I will bid 2NT - take out with less than an opening hand. And a hand more offensiv than defensiv. Then partner can pass your reopening double knowing that this shows a better hand than 2NT. Why not have it both ways? :)
Nov. 23, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment Nov. 23, 2017
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@ Martin.

When partner double/balance he must have at least a good opening hand = min.13 hp. So forget about the law. Honor cards matters too when no side has a sure fit. Pass and lead a trump. You are sitting behind the opener with 3 kings! Come on! Take your plus!! Why scramble to a minus?
Nov. 23, 2017
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Thanks for your interest!

West had xxx - 10765 - xxx - Qxx

East had Jxx - x - KQx - AKJxxx.

I blew the contract (black out in trick 7). :(:(:(
Nov. 23, 2017
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0314 when clubs are the trump suit - else 1430.
Nov. 23, 2017
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With the hand in your example I would pass and take the sure plus!
Nov. 22, 2017
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When game is still possible - then Lebensohl is on.

And here we can have up to 25 hp - so for me a clear Lebensohl.
Nov. 22, 2017
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How is that possible?
Nov. 15, 2017
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IMHO 2NT can not be Lebensohl in this situation.

It is much better to use 2NT as Scrambling = trying to find best fit to play at the 3-level.

Lebensohl should only apply when game is still possible.
Nov. 15, 2017
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Diamond 7!
Nov. 6, 2017
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When the agreement is that partner shows attitude ( reverse ) when you lead an ace then D4 must show the K or the Q.
So I continue playing diamonds - the D2.
Nov. 2, 2017
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After this bidding a major lead seems indicated - unless W has a good suit headed by the K.

Would W lead a diamond from Jxxxx(x)? I do not think so.

Would W lead a diamond from Kxxxx(x)? I think so.

So IMO best chance is to play the Q.
Nov. 1, 2017
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This hand is 100% orientated to play in a suit contract. A clear cut 1S for me.
Oct. 25, 2017
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