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The Onion is a great site for real news.

They report! I believe!

https://www.theonion.com/study-finds-most-restaurants-fail-within-first-year-of-1842618316
April 2
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Greg, you're wrong, except when you're right.
April 1
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Phillip writes:
But technical needs always override carding agreements.

Another way looking at it is to say, “The matter must be judged on a case-by-case basis.”

Isn't that what being a strong player is all about?
April 1
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Good guess.
March 30
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As for partner's unblocking the 10… K then J should do the trick.
March 29
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KC, no second choice.

It's impossible this directly costs a club trick, and we are very likely to hold the lead.

Any other suit *could* be better, but where is the sound reasoning behind such a choice?
March 29
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See “Under the Table”, p82.

Forquet:
Q1075 KQ94 J AQ108
March 29
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Leonard: Regarding Garozzo…

1967 Bermuda Bowl Qualifying, Italy v NA, bd 26c
Both vul, Garozzo dealt.

52 KQ1065432 K97

3D 3S X P
5D P P X
all pass

+750, 3 would have been one down.

Other Blue Team players who raised their own preempts:
Avarelli and Bianchi… right each time.
March 28
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1.
Against the opponent's 4, my partner and I took the first five tricks: two side aces and three trumps on a cross-ruff.

A furious dummy whipped out the travelling scoresheet and shouted, “You could have made that!”

2.
I responded 3 to my partner's 3 opening at favourable. That became the final contract. Dummy came down and I studied our assets carefully. Coming to the conclusion that I could not take a trick, I put my cards back in the board and said, “Down nine.”

An irate LHO barked, “Play it out!”
March 28
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Same from me… thanks.
March 26
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Agree that the book is woeful.. but there are four mentions of it above.
March 25
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Ronald:
I have no doubt that if you were playing with me, the minor-suit kings would be swapped…
March 24
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If East bids, he should go via 4NT…
March 24
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Once she has mastered the concepts of basic bidding and trick-taking, Mollo & Gardner's “Card Play Technique” is a fine work.
March 23
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Double is what you arrange.

My partnerships play:
X = 3-suited takeout
4NT = 2-suited takeout
March 23
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I have been emailed quite a few De Falco hands, all played on BBO.
March 20
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Can't you spell?
March 19
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James, there are a number of topics here:

- high-level cheating

- collusion and cover-ups by the authorities

- what to do about wins/placings gained by cheats

- how to respond to cheats who have used external bodies to get back into the game

So far as I can see, you have arrived late to the party and are puzzled about the lack of applause upon your entrance.
March 19
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