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Responder hand was

AKQJTx
Kxx
Kxx
x

As defender I was happy to see Q offside for -1
The same hand without the singleton and slam is quite good. I think slam should still be bid if you open 1C but I could see some pair fail.

I think opener did well to open 1Nt since the hand is better than

Kxx
Kxx
Kxx
AQxx

Kxxx
Kxxx
Kxx
AQ

etc.

However we dont have positionnal holding so opening 1NT might wrongside and we have no T, 2 jacks is imo significantly worse than a Q. Also the hand got good defense and they are vul so the preemptive value of 1NT opening is less important.
Oct. 26, 2018
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Yes, forgot to mention that its not prepared boards, and sharing with only 2 boards tend to slow down too much IMO.

Can you confirm that the ACBL external movement are all supported by bridgemate ?
Oct. 25, 2018
Benoit Lessard edited this comment Oct. 25, 2018
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Wrong way to approach the problem, you need to decide what is your lead agreements first.

A..att K coutn doesnt apply when its your partner suit.

1- if you lead K from Kx you want att not count
2- You may want to lead unsupported A.

Here you X and raised H so is it your partneer suit ? This is something you and your partner have to agree a priori.

If A att K count is on…

You need to lead the K. If partner got
Hxxxx he can play the lowest for clubs and the 2nd lowest for D.
If hes Hxxx he will play his 2nd highest to show even and give sp on the 2nd trick. Its not always readable because the 2 highest and 2nd lowest sometimes overlap but in those case you can generally guess if 3H was bid with 5 or with values.

If both are att you need to lead the K because an ace will look like an unsupported ace. Once you lead the K either from KQxx or AKxx partner will obviously give you an SP.

So its very likely you just made the wrong lead and are now trying to recover.
Oct. 24, 2018
Benoit Lessard edited this comment Oct. 24, 2018
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I have an old Lebel book that mention strict parity but he also describe other type of leads. Online Michel Bessis seems to suggest 3rd and low. With K873 he lead 7 but with 8753 he lead the 7.

No idea why would players want to use this.

Lets say 3rd hand doesnt see AK8753 but declarer got A in all cases so what is left as possible card for leader is K8753

In both method if you lead a “3” it will be 5/3/1 cards
In both method if you lead a “5” it will be 3rd best or 53 or sing.

Now playing M.Bessis way if you lead a 7 it can be.

K873,K875,8753,K87,75,73

if you lead an 8 its 87,85,83

Strict parity its

7= K87,75,73
8= K875,K873,87,85,83

Its much easier to deduce 4 or 2 rather than a guess from a random mix of holdings.

Also if you lead high from 8752 its easier to give a SP on r2.

Obviously i would need see others holdings but I still have no idea what is the idea of switching out of strict parity.
Oct. 20, 2018
Benoit Lessard edited this comment Oct. 20, 2018
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Interesting mouvement. What i dont like however is that in my experience Mitchell go faster than Howell but with these mouvement you go at Howell speed.

Also its less practical for eating time.
Oct. 20, 2018
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“To lead 2nd best from a honour 4th is far from being even a little standard. Seems faulty to me”

I still found of lot of links about entame pair-impair

http://www.bridge-chailley.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/C025-Pair-impair-1-s.pdf

In Montreal we have a fair amount of french players and most still play this way. I know that Bessis and Volker lead low from odd and “not low” from even, either they play 3rd and low or pair impair. So imo giving parity on the lead is something that is very french style.

8753 the normal lead is 8 to show even.
Oct. 20, 2018
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common to open 1D with that shape, especially if you play 1C could be short rather than better minor.
Oct. 19, 2018
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My 2nd serious parnter was French and there are 3 things that I like about “french style” note that this is some years ago and i dont know what is modern standard french anymore.

VS suit they do “parity leads”….low = odd and high =even its very similar to 3rd and low except that with K873 they would lead the 8 not the 7. With Q532 they would lead the 5 since its unlikely to be a useful spot. Q753 we would lead the 5 not wasting the 7. You lose the rule of 10/12 but gain more precision for the count, its a small but worthwhile improvement over 3rd and 5th & 3rd and low. there is little doubt in my mind about it.

1C—(1D)—X

they used X to show exactly 4 and says nothing about spades.
1 show 5+ this for me make a lot more sense than X show both majors and 1H can be 4 or 5.


With INV hand they do stayman even with 5M so and xfer and bid is GF. While 1NT-2C-2Y-2M= INV with 5+.

1NT-2C-2S-2NT here responder could have 5 and if opener is max he sometimes should bid 3H with 3 cards just in case responder got 5. More precision for reaching the best game more precision for slam and being able to make light invites (1NT-2C-2D-2H = inv with 5H but can be agressive since 2M is safer than 2Nt) is worth way more than garbage stayman in imps.

The thing that we both agreed we shouldnt adopt is have both 2C and 2 as strong… just terrible imo. They play 2D is 100% GF while 2C is strong but not GF.

I believe att&SP is better than count especially vs suit if you play count lead at t1.
Oct. 19, 2018
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7 full tables howell there is no sitout.

However 14 tables is an even number so there is a skip and if you want to play 14 rounds you need to duplicate some of the boards.
Oct. 19, 2018
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So in your opinion Mitchell+Howell is the best solution ? Do you have link to documentation explaining these type of mouvements ?
Oct. 19, 2018
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I don't think 6Nt= is right but I find it more equitable than 6Nt-1
Oct. 18, 2018
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Agree once we learn that opener got K he wont be 4135 anymore.
Oct. 18, 2018
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My guess is that the field is in 4S because of 1—(2)—4, 1–(2)–3–(4)–4 or because NS bid 4 in others auction not because they bid a voluntarily game. a mixture of 3+1 and 4 seems fair giving only 4S is a too harsh punishment.

Imo over 3 west can bid 3 to imo show a good 3 raise east is still dead min for his 1 opening so being in 3 is more likely than 4.

Since north passed 3H (despite south showing a strong hand) I don't think we can assume that they will always bid 4 over 3.
Oct. 16, 2018
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or maybe bid 3H as too good to bid only 3
Oct. 15, 2018
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Behind screens no matter what is your agreement there is one side of the table that got MI.

The director need to decide if 2S was a “misbid” or if south forgot to alert. In doubt he should rule for the non-offender, IMO this is especially important if its a “destructive” situation.

In no-competitive auction if my opps have a f%^$#ed up and its a MI or misbid case and we misdefend it doesnt bother me that much if its rule a misbid because I know that a fair amount of the times we would get a good board simply because they would end in a poor contract.

However after we open a strong club if they have a NV f&*% up auction (one side forget they play multi because they decide to play this 30 seconds before the session) that its important non-offender get the benefit of the doubt since sometimes offender didnt risk a lot with their lack of knowledge of their system.

So unless NS got clear notes that they do not play P/C than its MI not a misbid. Obviously if EW get the right information they will be in 3S.
Oct. 15, 2018
Benoit Lessard edited this comment Oct. 15, 2018
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I think its just another hand that show why 4 as last train is better than as showing control.
Oct. 13, 2018
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responder bid 4 and opener had

A
KQxxx
J9xx
KQx

and bid only 4. I have no idea if they play 4 as a last train.

Ive polled mostly because I wasnt sure if responder hand is good enough for 5 splinter. IMO its hard enough to see how 5 can be too high, but if you play last train 4 is probably better since if opener doenst have extras (and cannot bid 4 last train) you should be happy in 4H.
Oct. 13, 2018
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With 4H and 4m opener will pick 2Nt not 3. Ending in 3H is less likely than you think.
Oct. 12, 2018
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3 is 8-11 so its wide-raging (lim+construct) I guess 3 would ask to specify the range
Oct. 10, 2018
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