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April 8, 2017
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When partner leads A we play standard when dummy has xx, xxx or xxxx. Else we play UDCA. If Dummy has x we play suit-preference. After trick 1 we play UDCA. We do not lead K from AK. K lead denies A and shows Q.
April 2, 2017
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Then always 10 tricks!
March 17, 2017
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Yes!
March 13, 2017
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I would have bid 3S ( splint ) instead of a modest 2C.
And Souths second bid should have been 5C instead of pass.
March 13, 2017
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Mr. Fleet!

And what do you lead back from Q852?

And what do you play from Q852 when partner get on lead and continues the suit with an honor? And with a small one?

And what if you have Q102 what do you play when partner on lead continues with an honor? And with a small card?

And does it matter if you are defending a suit or NT contract?
March 11, 2017
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This is simply correct - IF you want to play best technical correct defense!

But of course - you can make whatever agreement you want! :)
March 11, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment March 11, 2017
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Small club and small heart!
Then hope for heart Q single or double or a H/C squeeze. Or maybe DQ will be single or double.
March 11, 2017
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Playing UDCA you always show your origin length.

1. Play the 7.

2. 3 and 7 - showing origin even number.

Playing standard you play the same cards but now showing present length.

These rules make you play technically correct card when you return partners lead having Hxx from start.
March 11, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment March 11, 2017
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I played this hand 5 hours ago on BBO in a quick tournament matchpoint.
I passed and contract went 6 down which gave me a score of 78%.
March 10, 2017
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Or W did not lead a diamond cause he has the Q. ;)
March 10, 2017
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IMO best way to play diamonds when you suspect W led from short clubs is to take DK and run D10. Then you can get 4 diamond tricks when E has 9x or 8x.
And if declarer finesse early for W to have Q9xx or Q8xx he will be in tempo for a double squeeze if E has 98x in diamonds.
March 9, 2017
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I play H10 at trick 2.
If it holds I play diamonds.
If taken by the ace I can handle any return and come to 9 tricks.
March 5, 2017
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I think 4H is more than 50%. Either diamonds or clubs have to behave - and hearts no worse than 4-2 if spade ace is behind spade king and a spade is lead. Roughly I think 4H is about 60%.
March 1, 2017
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I will bid 3H=invit.
If I am stronger I bid 3C=FSGF.
March 1, 2017
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Only a chicken will duck! :)
Feb. 10, 2017
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Attitude - and only attitude.
I want to know who has the queen.
I can find the continuation from the bidding and dummy.
Jan. 28, 2017
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 28, 2017
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When I studied mathematics in the midseventies I read Borel & Cherons book. I still have it and it is funny to open it inspired by Magnus article and read my handwritten comments. It seems I read the whole book very intense!:)

I changed study - and became a lawyer. But I have used my knowledge about probabilitys several times in court to convince the judges - and with good results.
Jan. 14, 2017
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Sorry! I just discovered when looking for March 1979 issue that all my issues from 1975 to 1981 are gone!:( I have no idea how and when.
I have been a subscriber since 1971.
Dec. 15, 2016
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I think I got it!

I will check and let you know!
Dec. 14, 2016
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