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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Anticipatory Responses
Those are anticipatory responses only in the sense that one expects a bad result.
Anticipatory Responses
This has been around in Scandinavia for a while, often with an inversion of 2 (20-22 or 25+) and 2NT (23-24). An adjunct is a 2NT response that shows a very weak hand with both minors.
Venice Cup
Would make USA1 about 6-4 against. Would not give USA 2 very much chance at all. But strange things happen on the final day of round robins...
Bermuda Bowl RR18: BULGARIA vs USA1
If South has A (very likely when North has Jxxx because she might have led A if so) you can play AK pitching hearts, K for a ruffing finesse, ruff a diamond in dummy and pitch another on a heart. This succeeds against normal breaks in the side suits and ...
Bermuda Bowl RR18: BULGARIA vs USA1
"Slam looks reasonable, and with everything lying well for declarer, it also had the virtue of making.  13 IMPs to the Americans." Well, maybe not everything. You, West, receive a club lead against 6, which you win with Q. You play a spade to the king on which South ...
Forgive and forget?
Twenty of them, preferably.
Partner fails to alert. Should you do the same?
If in the above example you have, say, 1=4=2=6 shape it is probably incumbent upon you to bid 2 or 2NT (or at any rate not to pass 2). You can keep any score you luck into, but you must not push your luck.
Every silver lining has a cloud
Plus 710 would have won IMPs at many tables across the Bermuda Bowl, the Venice Cup and the d'Orsi Trophy. The bidding at the "guilty" table was 1 by West (the actual dealer on board 32 - RJF hasn't quite got the hang of the hand editor) - pass ...
Why don't DBL?
Partner might have bid 2 with that. Or would it be natural?
Why don't DBL?
He might have doubled 1NT. After all, if it was passed out and made, hearts would not play well for his side. If instead, as seems to be a fear in some quarters, the opponents bid to 4 before his next turn he could take the view that a ...

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