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If you normally play high encourages then high says ‘ don’t switch’
http://www.acblunit390.org/Simon/Obvious%20Shift.htm
Jan. 11
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It really was difficult if not impossible - I ‘solved’ the problem in the other room by bidding 6H.
Jan. 11
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If South has Q10xxx Q9xx x Axx then you have time (having ducked the spade) to ruff the first diamond and switch to a club - this fails on the actual hand where you have to keep discarding until partner can ruff!
Jan. 11
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South’s hand is :
Q1087 9x xxx AKxx
If you can find a duck of the first spade then declarer can’t quite manage it.
Jan. 10
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I dare say it could have been clearer.
What I’m getting at is
A)should you (for consistency)play the same method (whatever that method is) when dummy has void opposed to Singleton - answer 4
Or
B)void is a unique situation and the best method is 1,2,or 3(that this may correspond to what you think best when a singleton is neither here or there)
Jan. 9
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I’ll reveal the whole hand tomorrow - you’ll find that the first sentence of your 2nd paragraph is not true(unless I’ve mis analysed!) bloody complicated though and I’d never work it out at the table.
Jan. 9
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It was this hand that set me thinking about the general problem outlined in the other thread.
I’m quite sure that at the table (I was at the other table) I’d win and play a club - trying not to think of the fact that if successful then 6H must have fair chances.
Suppose that the methods and pips are such that partner shows no interest in clubs - what then?
Jan. 9
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Ok, though I doubt you’ll find it much help.
AKJ107653
Declarer plays the 2
Jan. 9
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To use one of Bridgewinners most popular terms,the opponents leading methods are ‘unplayable’(unless they are Fantunes!)
Jan. 6
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Since I’m not a laws expert hopefully those that are can clarify something for me.
I’ve seen many comments so far to the effect that South never reveals their hand - how does this tie in with the situation where North knows there is an agreement but can’t remember it so they leave the table and South states the agreement and thus ‘reveals’ their hand(I realise this is not a guarantee to the opposition )
Jan. 2
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I would rebid 2NT with the 4441 and poor hearts hand - you may well find that you have a stop or that the suit isn’t led.
On balance I think that if partner passes 2NT or raises to 3 then it’s unlikely that there are better contracts available.
Dec. 21, 2019
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Yes, South seems to be trying it on but did EW know the regulations or not? Assuming they do then do they employ the same ‘just bridge’ approach at the club - there the less experienced players most definitely are less inclined to bid over a ‘strong’ 2C.
Dec. 4, 2019
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Except it’s a 7 card suit…
Nov. 30, 2019
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David - of course it can go 1S all pass and you find you’ve missed a game but the usual pluses of ‘preempting ‘are absent here when you hold a strong hand and the boss suit and soft values that suggest the opponents won’t be bidding(or making) game.
Nov. 29, 2019
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My teammate thought no apology was required , minus 800 against no game the other way!
Nov. 29, 2019
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The combination of East’s bold double and West’s (in my view) strange response gave North a problem that they wouldn’t normally have - even so, North’s ‘solution’ was consistent with having miss sorted their hand.
Nov. 29, 2019
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Indeed - you can’t now show what you’ve already denied ie a raise to 2D.
Nov. 28, 2019
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It was a flat board!!!
Nov. 26, 2019
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2S was available as a fit jump but would normally show 4 card support.
Nov. 26, 2019
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Though I don’t regard 2H as ‘correct’ it seems to have worked out ok - 3H is simply ridiculous.
Nov. 23, 2019
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