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Ambrose Mackie
Ambrose Mackie
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2013
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Member Type
Bridge Player
United Kingdom

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One way reverse Drury, Weak 2D, support doubles
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Alan: example?
Obviously Ridiculous Comments
I could not agree more about that particular joke format "a slow call means this" etc. It's extremely boring now.
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1) Okay - semantics. 2) I am not necessarily suggesting having the conversation at the playing venue. Have it afterwards when you have time if you like. 3) All I am advocating is for you to take your best guess given partnership history/tendency etc and not make a call just ...
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I believe I suggested a conversation, not a lecture. Sorry, you are not going to convince me that jeopardising our result on a board to tell partner off is going to be +EV than sensibly discussing his bidding strategy afterwards. If you are willing to say all of this on ...
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I think the politest way to say that is to actually say it - politely. Communication trumps manipulation.
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Tom, thanks that is what I would expect without discussion with most partners. But how do you show clubs?
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I agree that 5 is setting hearts. If it is the only bid to set hearts I think it need not show a shortage. The only scenario where it would make any sense for it to be natural is if responder is 6-6 in the blacks and the 3H ...
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Why not make your best guess and then have a discussion with your partner afterwards? You know you are on the same team right...
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Hi Ian - yes I know that for many, 4 will be setting hearts. But it occurs to me that one of 4 or 5 over 3, or 4 over 2 needs to be natural. (Assuming of course that 3 was completely artificial). Many ...
Help me out in this - am I mad?
Are you implying that 4 would not be natural in the OP auction?

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