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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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Maybe it is a different Anthony Golding who is really Dean Pokorny.
Sept. 14, 2017
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British Bridge World, Feb 1960. Editorial:

After the delays that seem to be endemic in the publishing world, my book “The Expert Game” is to appear in America under the title “Master Play”.

The publisher, George Coffin, writes to me:-
“As soon as ”Master Play“ is published, I will send you author's copies. You may not like some of the changes and bits of poetry”.

I'm sure I shall.
Sept. 11, 2017
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Master Play was Reese's The Expert Game edited by George Coffin.

Reese was furious at the addition of silly poetry and cartoons.
Sept. 11, 2017
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