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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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Which trump do you play?
“Except that at most tables South would open 1” If I were South in most of the fields I play in nowadays, I would estimate that about 10% of players with my cards would open 1. But my fields include a far higher percentage of weak no trumpets ...
Which trump do you play?
About those vacant places - if West has a spade, he also has a heart (else he would have played 10 at the second trick). Frances may observe that one cannot infer anything about the workings of a mind so warped as to bid only 3 with nine of them ...
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
Indeed - his original scroll has of course not existed for a very long time. But either he wrote [i]ferentes[/i] and some clumsy scribes miscopied it, or he wrote [i]ferentis[/i] and people copied it accurately in most of the early manuscripts until some pedantic scribe decided to ...
Does this cuebid create a game force?
Indeed. With, say, eight hearts to the jack and out one bids 1 and then 4 when partner jumps to 3. Unless, of course...
Which trump do you play?
Which trump do I ruff what with?
Extended Romex Stayman
People may not want to play 3NT when opener is 4-4 in the majors and the defenders know it.
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
"Fermented is a present active participle and is an adverb." What did we do before auto-correct? Well, we didn't write complete rubbish by accident. Vergil actually wrote [i]et dona ferentis[/i] but that was not because his spell checker had gone on the blink - it was merely an ...
ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
So what? Both of North and South run a risk of missing a game by passing, to say nothing of the risk that North might concede a double part score swing. Those IMPs still count in a GNT qualifier.
Is this new minor forcing?
Various things. Bourke Relay, Third Suit Forcing...
ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
Can’t say I blame anyone all that much. West happened to have his double this time, but sometimes he doesn’t. Unless West had a reputation as a solid citizen, not clear North should run.

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