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Khokan Bagchi
Khokan Bagchi
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June 2, 2012
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How Bad Is This Line of Play?
South did very well to lead a heart, and not a diamond.
How Bad Is This Line of Play?
While there are layouts where preserving trump entries is necessary - picture north with xx KJx KQ9x Jxxx - it doesn't look like a percentage line.
How Bad Is This Line of Play?
Declarer can pitch a losing heart on the third club if north doesn't cash the HK, which is still 10 tricks.
How Bad Is This Line of Play?
The actual line is pretty bad. If declarer is going to finesse the C10, they should do so without first cashing the CQ. That way, they make at least 11 tricks. However, the best line to me looks like Nigel's above.
Jim Ritts's bidding problem: 532 A643 Q6 KJT3
I choose the DQ lead, looking for a ruff or a trump promotion.
The Kibs Are Not Alright
I don't mind Other guys looking at my hand That's fine I know 'em all pretty well But I know somehow we must try to get this right Better show all our cards To the kibs, they're alright The kibs are alright
Mark Jones's bidding problem: 753 64 876 J9775
A horrible situation. The only silver lining here is that the extra C7 gives me the excuse I need to call a misdeal.
Hank Meyer's bidding problem: 72 A8754 JT4 AKx
It feels like the right cards to me, too. We could have a good grand - give partner AKxx x AKQxx Qxx.
Who is at fault?
Marty, I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've seen someone suggesting that it's right to make a negative double with an eight-card suit, so you certainly can't be accused of following the crowd. However, I'd suggest that reverse-engineering a good result through ...
Who is at fault?
"I somewhat prefer a Negative Double instead of starting with 4S." Really? That's one of the more out-there suggestions I've read.
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