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Eric Kehr
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Sept. 15, 2015
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Club player in the UK. My good results at the local clubs say a lot more about the standards locally than they do about my own modest skills.

United Kingdom

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Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
You might be right. Although it's not clear that the very best players will necessarily be the most knowledgeable about what to do when you are in desperate need of points.
Eric Murray 1928-2018
I blame inflation.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
The advice about when to bid grand slams always takes into account the chance that the other table might not even bid the small slam. When you are in desperate need of points, but are also very near the end of a grueling contest, should you be more inclined to ...
A very basic auction?
Maybe you are asking the wrong question and should be asking: Given that I want 3 to be forcing (or NF, or F1R as applicable), what strength range should my 2 be? As perhaps the range you have chosen for 2 is incompatible with all these options.
Interesting Board #3 of final 8 teams 1st segment.
Certainly. I think if they lead 4th highest, then going up with the Ace is likely to be necessary more often than if they lead 3rd highest, for instance. But in both cases seeing a high card makes the Singleton relatively more likely than when seeing a low card.
Interesting Board #3 of final 8 teams 1st segment.
Just noticed over in the "What on Earth is going on?" thread, that Kevin Strangway has posted a list of Barry Crane's commandments, the 5th of which is "7's are singletons."
Bridge post-mortems at the table
They're normally both wrong.
Interesting Board #3 of final 8 teams 1st segment.
I had a thought: Is the fact that the 7 is a relatively high card relevant? The key cases are West is leading a singleton, or West is leading low from an honour. There are relatively few holdings where the 7 is the expected low card, compared to, say, a ...
Bridge post-mortems at the table
Just checked the results. They did ok - 4th with 57.5%.
1Nt---(2M)---X as penalties
But did partner have a negative double on those hands?
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