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Having festered for years over situations where I have let opponents ‘get away’ with things I resolved to get tougher(at least on bridgewinner’s polls if not the table!)
I thought this was a close decision and finally came down on ‘call the director’, I expected a close vote! - to find myself in the minority in the most one sided poll I’ve seen on bridgewinners has been quite a shock…..and yet the unanimous opinion of many good players has still not persuaded me that this is open and shut..
Proverbs 29:1 - ‘A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy’.
18 hours ago
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‘ 2 countries divided by a common language’ - maybe I should do a poll on the meaning of ‘4 card constructive raise’ since I wasn’t sure what it meant and despite the certainty from many contributers on this thread I’m still none the wiser.
21 hours ago
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Frances - I’m surprised that you play that 3S here would show extra values when there is a known 9 card fit. If pass is a lower range hand (with or without club wastage) then does partner need extra values to bid or do they jus5 follow the ‘law’?
23 hours ago
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If you are a follower of the law of total tricks then you’ll be bidding 3S here on a lot of hands with no extra values at all - and given that game tries are available then partner would not be expected to bid on unless holding more than advertised, yet according to many here the 2D bidder has a typical hand.
Jan. 18
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I’ll just have to ask for a detailed explanation of everything now(making myself even slower). I would assume from the explanation to see a 9 loser hand(of some sort) in the dummy, clearly from the comments here I’ve misunderstood this ‘std’ description.
Jan. 18
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I do - pass.
Jan. 16
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Barry - an eternity ago I was playing against you in the Tollemache(this may have been the same occasion when you impressed me by offering up what you thought was the best defence to the Roman 2C that you were playing). Any way I had a suit of 87x opp AJ9x and when I led the 8 and you played small I persuaded myself that a player of your reputation ‘couldn’t’ have H10x(x) so played the J which held! The ‘logic’ may have been dubious but my day was made nonetheless.
Jan. 13
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I play split and regard this as an obvious 1H overcall(though my partner wouldn't!)
Jan. 12
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Perhaps he thought his lho would (should) play an honour from H10x…..
Jan. 11
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This is where the issue of the ‘other’ agreements comes into it. If I was one of those that support the idea of a high reverse not showing extra values then I think there'd be a lot of merit in the 15-17 option.
Jan. 9
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FWIW the only slow(very) bid was the 2S opener!
Jan. 4
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There is merit in what you're saying(and it certainly pertains to the ‘real life’ hand) but the question ‘since you’re a stranger can I just check how good you are?' is sadly not yet permitted!
Jan. 4
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In the Bridge World MSC the experts queue up to see who can be most wrong with the statement ‘should be unaminous’.
Jan. 4
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Colin - you've no idea of my thoughts on the convention, I'm explaining as best I can why it's not as ‘straightforward’ as defending a multi.
Most jurisdictions ‘brown sticker’ weak bids that neither show nor deny the suit opened.
Dec. 29, 2017
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I don't want to slow the game by asking about everything so I agree there has to be a ‘std’.I also agree that you can't put everything on a convention card,but pairs can be more forthcoming about the stuff which is on their card.
If 2C was ‘normal’ then why was there laughter at North's equally normal(IMO)final pass? - I would hope that if 4 plus points was ‘std’ then a pair playing 9+ would put it on the card(well you can wish for crazy things at xmas!)
Dec. 29, 2017
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Gabor - because there is a 50% chance that opener has diamonds,so if you play your normal multi defence then when you start with a double lho can pass on many hands that will put your partner in a difficult situation.
Dec. 29, 2017
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Do you regard strong 4441's as ‘very distributional’.
Dec. 28, 2017
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‘One legged’ multi - weak in hearts or various strong hands.
Dec. 28, 2017
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Though I bid 3NT at the table I’m coming round to the view that 4H or 3S is better, poll notwithstanding.
Dec. 26, 2017
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This has been discussed in another post but considering the auction on page 2 why was there surprise at the site of dummy? Answer, because N/S appeared to have the agreement that they don’t try for game over a ‘strong’ NT yet it wasn’t on the card - this is not ‘just bridge’, if E/W buy the contract then declarer is at a big disadvantage.
Dec. 25, 2017
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