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Fine if that's your arrangement, but many pairs play 2 as a more of a waiting call rather than absolutely setting trumps.
July 7, 2014
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There was a Sydney rubber bridge player, OM, who would *always* fiddle about with nothing, and *always* play smooth as silk with the missing goodies.

Of him, Tim Seres once said, “Suppose you have QJ bare in hand opposite Ax and you lead the queen. If OM fiddles around and plays low you might as well try the ace. A bare king offside is very remote chance, but it's a lot bigger than zero.”
July 7, 2014
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Over 3 S can bid 5 (exclusion) and then ask for non-club kings.

All that given, N did overbid by a little with his “slam interest” 3 and by a lot with 4NT.
July 7, 2014
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And what would the 4 bidders do with:
xx xxx xxx Jxxxx ?
July 7, 2014
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I like double, but only if partner has the brains to bid 2 with many 1=3=5=4 hands.

T Reese: One should not seek to penalise the opponents until one has exhausted opportunities in one's suits.
July 7, 2014
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Agree 1NT is a little light. I prefer to wave my hand over the bidding box for maybe 5 secs before passing. This saves time and gets the message across just as well as a long think. (Also TIC, I hasten to add).

3NT is a BAD bid. No biscuit.
July 5, 2014
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T Reese wrote, “Some players use weak twos in the manner of a small boy laying a log of wood on a railway track, in order to see what will happen.”
July 5, 2014
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment July 7, 2014
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Nat, for you to put a “Like” on the comment above demonstrates the hide of a rhinoceros.

Truly astounding and regrettably typical.
July 4, 2014
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ok, I'm moving to Spain. You meld red 3s in bridge, yes?
July 2, 2014
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Gary Hann, above.
June 30, 2014
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I believe:
Settings/General/Check Spelling

Dunno about a grammar checker.
June 30, 2014
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Debbie:
Active ate you're grammer chequer (and BALANCE yore brackets.
June 30, 2014
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment June 30, 2014
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ok, I will rethink after another coffee.
June 26, 2014
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No, but I think Buffet is using the Buffet Cup to promote Berkshire Hathaway. The USBF should invoice him for this marketing opportunity.
June 25, 2014
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So, was E:
Qxx KJxxx x AJxx ?

Or 4-3 in the blacks?
June 25, 2014
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If S's hand is known there is quite a case for going low at trick one…
June 25, 2014
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A poll option should be “King of clubs”

That is the card that I think S did not see during the bidding; it explains both passes.
June 24, 2014
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Hang on to it, for sure. You never can tell…
June 21, 2014
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“Would he lead away from the queen of diamonds?”

Given that, after the projected play of going after clubs, East is marked with A, the answer is yes.
June 21, 2014
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It's easy to have a blind-spot… I speak with great authority on that topic!
June 21, 2014
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