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Nigel Kearney
Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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about me

Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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Carding Problem
I would lead a high card because I don't want to let declarer win the 10 if he started with 10xx. If I don't lead a high card, logic suggests I'm not worried about beating declarer's card so I must know declarer has none left.
Really bad or not
I voted the top one because I think it's anti-percentage and I would not do it, but it is not 'extremely bad'.
Tricky hand?
Yes I think your line is better once you add in the chance of a misdefence as well. If Ian gives us the full hand it may turn out that West carelessly discarded a heart in order to avoid even more carelessly discarding the king of clubs.
Tricky hand?
This is the sort of hand where I get a bottom because I play for either the club king to come down or the long hearts in the hand with three trumps, while other tables just play for a mis-defence and get it.
Delayed Alerts: Theory and Practice
I would agree with this if you replace 'dishonest' with 'dishonest or ignorant'. But then the argument would be much less persuasive.
Is this alertable (T-Walsh)
In standard, some people raise with three and some people don't. I doubt the people who only raise with four are going to start alerting and, as an opponent, I would expect that I need to ask. But if your method includes a way of handling something like KJx ...
Another useless poll
In symmetric relay, showing shortage in a higher ranking suit or length in a lower ranking suit comes first. I would suggest having a rule like that, or Philip Martin's one above, and sticking to it everywhere. Yes it is better to choose the one that is harder for ...
About Frivolous 3N
Steve, you would need to make an agreement about that. In 2/1 you get auctions where both hands are genuinely unlimited. I don't play Precision much but if I did I'd probably say that a 5/6 HCP range is wide enough that I'd still want ...
About Frivolous 3N
It should apply when you have an eight card major fit (and you both know that) and both hands are unlimited. The stipulation that both hands are unlimited is key. If you're limited you don't need it. If partner is limited you just sign off in game unless ...
Missed slam
If South has Qxxx of clubs and KJx of hearts, I need four pointed pitches for clubs to be best. If partner has KQx of hearts and Jxxx of clubs, I only need three pointed suit pitches. So I would be doubtful that clubs are better even if partner prefers ...
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