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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

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Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
South might have imagined that he was facing solid diamonds and two aces; as far as I am aware the 3 overcall did not ask "can you stop both hearts and the other suit I can't stop provided you can guess what it is?" Mind you, given what ...
ATB - Fail to compete
Any entry into a competitive auction is risky: your partner may have no points and no fit for your suit(s), and you might be about to go for a large penalty. Or, the information you give away may help the opponents score more tricks than they would have done ...
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
Well, "alertable" is a made-up word; it does not appear in dictionaries. But there are real words in which the suffix has an alternative meaning: "desirable", for example, means "worthy to be desired", not "able to be desired" - after all, everything is the latter. In no case, however, is the ...
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
Crikey. I confess that when I hear a word that consists of a root suffixed by -able I think it means "able to be {whatever the root means}". Thus: "certifiable" means "able to be certified"; "drinkable" means "able to be drunk"; "unstable" means "able to be unsted" and so forth ...
Not a bidding poll
Would double with 8. Would pass with 2. 4 on the borderline - would probably pass.
ATB - Fail to compete
Not all that lucky. I have seen many deals like this, where a slow auction to 2 that is actually an eight- or nine-card fit but might just as easily be a seven- or even six-card fit causes the opponents to under-compete. Regular partnerships may elect to adjust their ...
Defending a “psych”
"That's my standard reply whenever asked." Delighted to hear it. Change previous comment to "almost nobody" and continue to spread the word: tell 'em what you play.
ATB - Fail to compete
Of course he does. He knows that North has Jxx and A10x rather than J and A10xxx. After all, that's why he had a look at the hand records before the event.
Defending a “psych”
As I have remarked, the question of whether 2NT is a psyche depends on what is indicated by the disclosure relating to the 2NT call. If that disclosure is "asks about opener's hand, says nothing about responder's" then 2NT cannot be a psyche, since nothing is specified that ...
Defending a “psych”
The holder thereof might have believed that the 2NT bidder had significant high-card strength. This may or may not have been a naive thing to have thought, depending on circumstances.

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