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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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Help with UDCA Discarding please-This Month's Bridge World
Below are the New Zealand rules on pre-alerting. I think this works pretty well and it's a good idea to pre-alert anything that is unusual and not alertable, and for the RA to require this be done. I would also pre-alert anything that is alertable but the opponents may ...
Implications of the missing board 16
I didn't mean that people should be punished for not claiming. But without that, this proposal would make it unwise to claim because you can instead just play fairly quickly while unwitting opponents use up their time.
Implications of the missing board 16
Are you also going to punish people for not claiming, when they know for certain how many tricks they will take but opponents do not?
Reporting your team's renege
Legally no. Ethically, if the revoke didn't cost opponents anything and/or they could have noticed it but didn't, you can probably say nothing and still sleep at night. But if they lost a trick they would not have lost, and there was a claim or concession that ...
Carding question...
If partner leads from AK and dummy has the queen, we are no longer signalling attitude even if we would normally do so. We are signalling count so I would show that.
Defence to DBL of 1NT showing a single-suiter (or similar)
LHO often can't raise if he doesn't know what RHO's suit is. If you have clubs and are willing to compete to 3, it must be better to do that immediately, not wait for RHO to show their suit.
Scary Dummy
This is good advice for experts, but some of us who are not always 100% focused may find we have already played an honour before we figure out we need to show suit preference.
Tomasz Radko's bidding problem: AK5 KJ 8743 T432
I'll pass a reopening double. This could go wrong but looks like it has a better expectation than 2NT.
USA2 Semifinals, Day 1
These guys are better players than me, but I can't believe it is winning bridge to let opponents have an unobstructed strong club auction with the E/W cards on board 9. Double for majors from East, 3H from West, and they will do well to find clubs at ...
Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: KQ3 A4 T9832 Q82
If partner has AJ10xx KQx KQJx x, I think he should just overcall 2. If he chooses to double and then bid 3 over 2NT and his partner cue bids 4, he is going to sign off for sure given he is dead minimum. Certainly he is ...
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