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N opened 1H and S showed strong support with 2NT.
N showed diamond singelton with 3D.
And after some cuebids and RKC N became declarer in 6H.
Oct. 15, 2017
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David!

They have to pay the missing taxes + interest + fines and have to serve the time in jail.
Oct. 1, 2017
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H+H have appealed.

So what about commenting until after final verdict? ;)
Sept. 25, 2017
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How can partner lead a SIDE suit when the contract is notrump?
Sept. 21, 2017
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Do not mastermind partner.

Play S3 - showing something good in spades.
Sept. 12, 2017
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Do not mastermind partner.

Play D8 at trick 1 - showing nothing good in diamonds.
Sept. 12, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment Sept. 12, 2017
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In a match Copenhagen vs. Malmoe in 1974 I had some 4432 with 5 highest. Opponents bid some small slam - and I concentrated showing my distribution ( length in the suits ) to partner. At both tables they bid the small slam with 12 tricks.
Sept. 3, 2017
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If 1M is 1H then D is penalty cause if you have spades you just bid 1S.

If 1M is 1S then D shows points min. 8. and hearts.
Sept. 2, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment Sept. 2, 2017
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Team or pairs?
Sept. 1, 2017
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You are right - when declarer has 4 diamonds. But anyway I think a club return is best. It can probably not lose and in your example it can win.

I better have one more morning coffee!
Aug. 29, 2017
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IMO partners lead must be from top of nothing = 532.
I guess declarers hand is KQx - Axx - KJX - AKJ10.
Partner will lead top of nothing from longest “top of nothing” suit so partners hand is like 532 - xx - xx -Qxxxxx.
If partner does not have the club Q (or K) we can not defeat the contract.
I take my A and return a small spade.
Aug. 29, 2017
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The princip of “fast arrival” is an almost integrated part of 2/1 IMO. Therefore 3H is stronger than 4H. Else the benefits of 2/1 vanish.
Aug. 28, 2017
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IMO 3H shows extra ( if minimum the bid is 4H ).
Then 4D is a cuebid with slaminterest. And with no cue in spades or clubs.
Aug. 28, 2017
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Georg Norris from Denmark played in the Olympic Games 1972 with his wife Judy Norris on the danish national team. In 1993 he played with his son John Norris in the Bermuda Bowl in Chile. Wife Judy Norris won the Womens Bridge Olympic Games in 1988 and son John Norris won the World Championship in computerbridge with his program “Shark” in 2014. That is a real bridge family!
Aug. 26, 2017
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Dummy needs 3 entries. Two to play up to K98 in clubs and the third to enjoy the clubs!
Aug. 26, 2017
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Next time Norths minors are switched. Then 3NT is not so good. It is a pure guess to pass or invite with Souths hand IMO.
Aug. 26, 2017
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W could not bid over partners very sloooow 4S. E was thinking more than one minute.
July 29, 2017
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@ Ron Lel
The same can/will happen when you double. And partner knows you have 18-20 p and a balanced hand and can bid according to this.
The double must show 4 spades looking for a 4-3 fit.
What will you bid Ron Lel?
July 21, 2017
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And what should W have bid instead of pass?
July 21, 2017
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I would bid 2NT instead af double - to protect my HK.
Why double when W probably do not have 4 spades - and E has only 3 spades?
July 21, 2017
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