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2. I think partner is more likely to have 2+ spades than 4+ diamonds, plus it pays better if we get to play there and is more preemptive.
8 hours ago
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I wouldn't do this at IMPs, but at MP I am more worried about the opponents finding a spade fit than us finding a heart fit.
8 hours ago
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If this is a Jetson squeeze, what's a Flintstone squeeze and do you have to be playing Stone Age ACOL to pull it off?
22 hours ago
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Hopefully nobody's going to point a gun to your head, but there could be a lead requirement if partner had a penalty card.
Feb. 21
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I would also distinguish between an immediate 3NT and a delayed (via 2NT) 3NT in terms of spade stoppers.
4 is surely a retransfer and 4 is to play, to protect a positional spade holding.
Feb. 20
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One might go along the lines of some companies' early retirement programs: age 60, with one year taken off for the lesser of the number of major WC wins and 1/5 of major NABC wins.
Feb. 20
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IMHO, this is an excellent time to be passing one's 60th birthday (and I am humbled to be in their company, thinking of what I have accomplished in an equal time).
Feb. 20
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Charles: Declarer had QJxxx KJx Axx J9. I don't think he can safely combine chances after a diamond return and the squeeze is unlikely.

Double dummy, I *think* my only winning line is to duck trick two.
Feb. 19
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You can apologize to Walter Tevis fans as well. (He's also the author of Mockingbird, my favorite novel.)
Feb. 19
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Uncle!

Sorry, partner, I wasn't trying to embarrass you. Yes, I led a club, expecting partner to have Ax more often than not, and even if he had Axx, there is no loss when declarer holds KQ(x).

Charles: given that declarer is good enough to know that he has the agreement about 4 not promising extras, he is probably good enough to falsecard the jack; at the table, I missed the issue Marty raised about the potential trick one falsecard.

Marty: Do you think partner would play A, with Jxxx? I think Kit's reasons for not leading from Axx apply equally with Ax and a natural trump trick.
Feb. 19
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"Don't criticize your teammates ."
Feb. 18
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Is this recommended at MPs or only at IMPs?
Feb. 18
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Just like the Patriots would have won the Super Bowl if I had been coaching :-)
Feb. 17
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Strong support for #3 (not to be interpreted as a comment on other ideas).
Feb. 16
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Partner could have A K9x AKJxxxx xx.

If “Normal Jacoby,” why not bid 4?
Feb. 15
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I abstained as a protest against the form of the poll. What if we think all the bids are okay? What if we don't like 4 or 5 for some other reason?
Feb. 15
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I think it depends partly on who your partner is. If it is Zia, maybe he opened 2NT with a stiff diamond and 5 is a splinter which he expects you to read. If it is a less creative player, then I agree with everyone who says the AI matches the UI.
Feb. 15
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West should have played the nine on the first round of trump. Now it is tempting to ruff a diamond and play East for J7xx.
Feb. 14
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Ed, I think they are suspended indefinitely, rather than permanently. Probably if they decide to pay up they will be removed from the list.
Feb. 13
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I believe there is a general rule of always play the nine from any holding where doing that doesn't lose by force. (Or, of course, where you are attempting to signal honestly to partner.)
Feb. 12
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