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Joe Clark
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Jan. 7
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June 22
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about me

2nd year Bath Uni

Interested in theoretical aspects of bridge: in particular lead style against NT contracts and how often it rates better to play in 3NT notwithstanding a known major fit.

No big wins yet but hopefully at some point. EngU26 squad

United Kingdom

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First time I pulled off a double squeeze
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Joe Clark's bidding problem: K54 J6 83 AKQ432
Indeed the only reason I posted the hand was to find out if people favoured 1N over 1C. I wasn't anticipating any other responses! Based on the result I might to a follow up poll to see how people would bid after 1C - 1S
Futile Willie?
7NT redoubled
Why is the spade ace more likely than the heart ace? NS’s bidding is nuts in either case so I’m not sure how I can work out which!
7NT redoubled
Why should declarer draw the inference that East has no spade?
Is there a trick to lose
Obviously you should state a line of play, but I find it hard to believe that the opponents were quite so penickety. If my opponent were to do this without a statement then I would say “what’s your claim?” If he still didn’t mention ruffing the spade I ...
Which Slam?
Colonel Buller would be proud
Were EW damaged?
Thanks Kit for a very thoroughly thought out and well-written response
Were EW damaged?
In any case I’ve added it in the body for clarity in case other people don’t read the comments
Were EW damaged?
Yes the misdefence was irrelevant to the UI. Thanks for your explanation
Were EW damaged?
Apparently I have misunderstood the bridge sense of the word "damaged". What I meant was: Were EW affected negatively by UI or any other unlawful methods on this hand when 5D made 12 tricks (on misdefence)?

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