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Which reminds me of the pseudo-scientific question “What is a quark?”

As anyone knows, it's the sound made by an upper-class duck.
Aug. 26
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It seems to me that “mercurial” warrants a DP.

As Ed alludes to above, the 2C was a mis-bid, not an indication of an agreement.
Aug. 9
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With my Precision partner, we play it the other way around from Kit, ie after interference (other than 1) we double with GF values and bid with 5-8 points. Either one can work better on any given hand.

Over a 1 interference, we pass with 0-4, double with 5-7 and bid normally (by our system) with 8+.

After 1-dbl, we pass with 0-3, redbl with 4-5, bid 1 with 6-7, otherwise bid normally.
Aug. 5
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Dummy had the right to prevent the ongoing leads from declarer but maybe he was too occupied with laughing.
Aug. 2
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With my Precision partner, the auction would go something akin to…
1 - 1 (8-10 points and a five-card suit somewhere)
1 (what suit) - 2 (it's diamonds)
2 (acknowledged) - 2 (I also have a 4-card spade suit)
3 (I like that) - 4 (let's start cue-bidding)
4 - 4

It's then up to West whether he feels he wants to look at slam.
June 26
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Robot sits there shaking his (or her) head in disgust.
June 23
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I saw Pete Hollands's day-review earlier and I think it was deemed that the defence wasn't obvious for the full 2800.
June 17
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I'm passing, given the vulnerability and cards sitting over the opener.
June 13
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Well done!
June 8
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When I think of 2/1 I'm reminded of the time that partner announced “Could be short” and then passed with a singleton, leaving me in a 2/1 fit … 5 off for a near top.
June 8
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.. moved
June 8
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It's not entirely clear that he expressed criticism rather than bewilderment.
May 17
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This presumes that the 2m bid shows four cards, which it often doesn't in the given sequence.
May 13
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We have a claim of “I'll give you a diamond”, the assumption being that the rest of his cards are high, so we follow that line and he gives up the Q.

The King takes it and N returns the A, which is ruffed. Declarer now takes his A, N discarding the Jack, and starts to run the clubs. South takes a trump and two further diamonds. Down two.
April 27
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Bidding is war
April 19
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I've heard it said… “I play Precision, I don't need a rebid” :-j
March 29
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Likewise, Ian, I ask them either to tell me something worth knowing or just to get on with it, if they feel confident in what should happen next.

Marshall - that's pretty much what I said. Thanks for clarifying my post if it wasn't clear.
March 23
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A world-class player is someone who can count to 13 four times in five minutes.
March 23
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I can't believe we're arguing about this. Amongst other things, partner's bid asks for a stopper, so, partner has asked for a stopper…
March 23
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When I first took up my partner's highly artificial strong club system, there were several times that I alerted and, when asked, simply said, “No idea”.
March 22
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