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There is no explicit mention in their system notes, but I would think that 3 forcing by a passed hand is bordering on irrational.

If so, 3 was indeed an underbid.
Nov. 3, 2017
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It would not surprise me to learn that any pair using such limitations put this on their system card.

PF-BB did not.
Nov. 1, 2017
RSI
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I have just finished writing a book, over some 18 months, and ran into right hand/arm pain. I switched to using the mouse left-handed.

A big help.
Oct. 30, 2017
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With four aces and a king, and three trumps, West should drive to slam.

If that isn't enough, what is?
Oct. 23, 2017
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Yes.
Oct. 22, 2017
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If I recall correctly, there was no Blue Club reverse into hearts.

In any event, for this deal, you may assume that East's diamonds are longer than his hearts.
Oct. 21, 2017
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It's a chapter from a book… hopefully, out soon.
Oct. 21, 2017
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From the Official Handbook:
“It is hard to see where {South} got his double…”
Oct. 21, 2017
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Slam in a 5-4 fit will generally play markedly differently to slam in a 5-3 fit.

It's important that both bidders know of what the partnership trump assets comprise.
Oct. 15, 2017
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You are indeed correct; for some partnerships, pause-SP is what they play.
Oct. 15, 2017
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After 1M, methods that include partner making a GF 2/1 with four trumps need revision.
Oct. 15, 2017
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Also Italy vs Brazil, 1976 Olympiad.
Oct. 9, 2017
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Failing fancy agreement, I am with the “What else?” school.

KQJ KQJxx Kx Jxx

Down in 4 on a club ruff… perhaps we should have defended 3.

Or maybe it's better to bid what's under our nose.
Sept. 29, 2017
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment Sept. 29, 2017
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New Science, Edgar Kaplan, The Bridge World, Dec 1956.

Reprinted with Rubens' commentary, TBW, Dec 1997.
Sept. 29, 2017
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In my view, Negative Free Bids are fine with limited opening systems (Strong Club etc)… not fine with wide-range opening systems, ie, Standard. After a double, unscrambling two wide-range hands in a competitive auction could well be impossible.

As for the hand given, I think the hand is way underweight for 2
Sept. 25, 2017
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Mr Golding, can you tell us:

- under which NCBO you are registered?

- of which bridge club(s) do you consider yourself a paid-up member?

Many thanks for your reply.
Sept. 23, 2017
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Anthony Goldman? Are we certain this is not another Dean Pokorny (aka William Freeman) leg-pull?
Sept. 19, 2017
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And South is winning the club and playing one back? A very fine partner indeed.
Sept. 15, 2017
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Agree with Richard. With trump length:

- If you want to beat them one, lead your singleton

- If you want to beat them a heap, force them

How would North have gone, playing red suits at every opportunity?

And, while I am complaining, what a terrible overcall…
Sept. 15, 2017
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