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Agree. Roman Club did not use any DI.
July 3
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Presumably, you draw trumps ending in hand.

To run the Q, you must now cross to the A.

How will the play go if South has four clubs?
July 3
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David,what is your source for saying:
a jump to 4NT was Blackwood. Non-jumps were general slam tries.?

WA & GB's 1959 Roman Club book is readily available; do you have a copy?

Meanwhile, their 1969 Roman Club book has this text:

1 3
4 (first cue-bid) 4 (diamond control)
4NT (Blackwood) 5 (1 or 4 aces)
July 3
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Excellent article.

I can sympathise with “energy and enthusiasm required to look through World Championship books.”…

After poring over the Blue Team books time and time again, my near-sight vision has been adversely-affected and, after the subsequent writing, I can no longer use a mouse with my right hand.
July 2
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Interesting. It looks like the 1961 quote got recycled…

Thanks for the clarification.
July 2
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Yes, the BWDH again.

I think it was about 30 years ago that a “Master Solver's Club” panelist said something like, “Can't we just make up our minds to agree on one rebid and stop talking about this hand-type?”

Meanwhile, Michael Courtney likes to use the cheapest jump-shift to show the BWDH:
Big hand, three-card support and a good, long first suit.
July 1
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That is a different discussion. Appreciation of art and science is one thing, the rape, looting and pillaging of one's country is another.

Some wars are surely fully-justified; WW2 is an example. Some wars are unspeakably stupid; the US invasion of Grenada is example.

At the time of the latter, the Mexican President was visiting Washington, and he was leaned-upon to agree that Grenada was a military threat to the US.

I cannot do that. 100 million Mexicans will die laughing.

Edit: typo
July 1
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Bridge: The thinking-man's polo.
June 30
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The Choice of Games Cue-bid, Ed Manfield
The Bridge World, July 1985
June 30
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As Bertrand Russell noted, Patriotism comes in two forms.

When it is an affection and regard for the art, culture. science and history of one's country, that is one thing.

And when it is a belief in righteous superiority and contempt for others, it is another.
June 30
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First glance…

We are home if East is 1-3-5-4 or began with QJ98.

Dummy comes down to 2-3 in the reds and East is triple-trump-squeezed.
June 29
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Well, anyone who has paid particularly close attention to an earlier article would have no problem with this.


https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/the-talk-that-never-was-the-blue-team-rule/

Page 16, Q15:

They are vul
Garozzo
♠ Q J 10 6 3 ♥ A 9 3 2 ♦ A 4 ♣ 9 6

1 ?

Partner has one spade and rubbish. Better to be out of the auction.



Likewise with the problem under consideration:

Forquet
♠ K 8 6 5 2
♥ A Q 8
♦ K 8 7 2
♣ 7
Kehela Murray
♠ 7 4 ♠ A Q J 10 9
♥ K 9 7 4 3 ♥ J
♦ A 10 4 ♦ Q 3
♣ J 4 2 ♣ A K 8 6 5
Garozzo
♠ 3
♥ 10 6 5 2
♦ J 9 6 5
♣ Q 10 9 3
WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
Kehela Forquet Murray Garozzo
1♣ pass
1♥ ?
Forquet passed.
June 28
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I wonder how much influence the article, “Transfers The Next Frontier” (Bridge World, Dec 1976) had on later work in that area…
June 27
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Stay tuned…
June 26
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Agree.

“Bid what you think you can make” was an old Acol belief, and it's a standout on this hand.
June 26
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So this “all-in” bridge has a set of rules:

…If an opp asks about your partner's 4♣ bid you announce Gerber if it suits you… you can hesitate inappropriately during the bidding or play in order to mislead. You may not lie about conventional bids…

And so does current bridge.

So what is the advantage of this “all-in” bridge?
June 26
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Is there anything fatter than the Monégasque wallet?
June 26
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Rapt?
June 26
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Check with Paul Lavings…

http://www.bridgegear.com/virtuemart/museum.html
June 24
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I played Romex in 1977… it was well-organised, well-documented and I liked playing it.

I would not prefer to be playing it now… but if I had a partner who liked it, I would not be unhappy to adopt it.
June 24
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