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If the call is undefined, what is wrong with saying “undefined”?
Aug. 30, 2013
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A slow run through Kelsey's Killing Defence at Bridge and another 3 months later, and you will be correctly defending hands like your second example with ease.
Aug. 29, 2013
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Quite a few people have their doubts about Total Tricks.

http://www.newbridgelaw.com/
Aug. 29, 2013
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And most importantly, if we bid 4 and miss a slam, it's partner's fault… :)
Aug. 29, 2013
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True, the auction is unlikely to proceed with certainty. But if partner fails to bid 4 over 4, driving to slam as overcaller has some merit.
Aug. 29, 2013
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Yes, the votes for 5 are strange for that reason.

I like Culbertson's Rule, described in Ruben's The Secrets of Winning Bridge (from memory):
“It is correct to try for slam when a perfect minimum opposite will make it laydown”.

Given that we know about the short spades and long clubs, we need to make a genuine slam-try.
Aug. 28, 2013
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–, xxx, Kxxx, Axxxxx
makes slam excellent.

Therefore, we are too good for 5. Bid 4 on the way.
Aug. 28, 2013
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If you like Pina Coladas
And being caught in the rain…
Aug. 28, 2013
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At pairs, in need of a top, I might pass, hoping for 300 against a partscore. In all other cases, take out the takeout double.
Aug. 25, 2013
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Easy! Take your time and duck. Tell the committee that you were “thinking about the whole hand”. That's the best of all worlds.
Aug. 25, 2013
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WEST bid 2 opposite a passed partner, with flat trickless garbage???

I smell the BIT from here…
Aug. 25, 2013
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment Aug. 25, 2013
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Surely “Return-Smith” is unplayable. There is too much information lost about the count of the suit led - too often that is critical.

For every gain of R-S there will be many losses, compared to what people have been doing for the last 200 years in whist and bridge.
Aug. 24, 2013
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Can you tell us what time, so I can set an alarm? I don't want to miss this amazing revelation!
Aug. 24, 2013
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You will if you get Bali Belly…
Aug. 24, 2013
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Surely every Scotsman knows there is only one Burns…

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' yet tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o'a grace
As lang's my arm.
Aug. 24, 2013
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After we see just one “concept” there is sure to be a stampede for the position of “sponsor in the USA”.

Maybe we should make a Kickstarter page to help with the publication of the “books and new ideas”.

Don't miss this golden opportunity!
Aug. 23, 2013
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Richard Cummings did much same in Valkenburg, 1980, winning a brilliancy prize for outplaying the Vugraph commentators.
Aug. 23, 2013
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I haven't been able to sleep… this wait is killing me
Aug. 23, 2013
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"In an argument of you against the world, bet on the world.
Frank Zappa.
Aug. 23, 2013
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Do you have an opinion about the “anti-establishment” conclusions of Bird and Anthias on opening leads?
Aug. 23, 2013
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