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Bruce - as a side issue, if your partner opens 1NT and rho bids a natural 2C(not something you might have seen too often) how do you play 2NT?
June 16, 2019
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I now think that if I consider it worth an invite(I didn’t) then I should simply double then bid 2NT over a likely 2H.
June 16, 2019
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Haven’t worked out all the variations but this might not be cold after 2 rounds of diamonds and 2 ducks of H.
June 16, 2019
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Yes, you can bid 2D/H to play but how do you distinguish between eg an invitational hand with hearts and a GF one?
June 16, 2019
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Neither, it was the ‘cigarette smoking man’.
June 14, 2019
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If you accept ‘Story of an Accusation’,which initially I did then the answer is simple enough - jealousy and resentment. Ideally we’re above these things but in the real world not.
June 12, 2019
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The regulation re ‘doubles and redoubles’ is not relevant as to whether a ’Pass’ should be alerted,or is it?
May 30, 2019
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Perhaps a more interesting question is what interpretation should be alerted. Though many here are sure what is ‘std’ I believe this issue went to the EBL at some point and was not resolved at the time - I would appreciate any update re what the official position is.
May 27, 2019
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Or one big enough for 2!
May 26, 2019
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I tend to find that when I pass these hands that lho opens something and partner has a close decision and passes since on average I’m not going to be max for a pass.
May 26, 2019
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Many say ‘you don’t get penalised just for forgetting your system’ - maybe they should.
In the very best days of the Appeals summary’s when Rich Colker was the co-ordinator he would some times exclaim ‘Good grief’ when Bobby Wolff came out with an ultra hardline (but consistent) comment that MI should be penalised out of existence.
I must admit that as the years have gone by I have really warmed to the simplicity of it - play what you can remember and if you don’t then accept you’ll be ruled against when damage is caused by you forgetting.
May 24, 2019
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I don’t know about seeing the dummy but if you know the best lead then that’s a massive advantage.
One of Terence Reese’s many great quotes (perhaps Richard Fleet can give a better background) was ‘ give me a partner who always makes the best lead and I’ll take on anyone’.
May 23, 2019
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My take is that the fit jump is forcing to 3S,but may be stronger.
May 20, 2019
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Craig - I thought it went without saying(clearly not!) that a fit jump was not GF unless specified otherwise. My own view is that it’s better if pass is forcing here regardless,but many previous polls have shown me this is not the majority position.
May 20, 2019
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Since I didn’t know the man the first thing that comes to my mind when he is mentioned is the immortal….
Dum,dum dum dum,dum,dum,dum dum.
May 14, 2019
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Though I bid 2H ,a reason not to is that partner with a close decision over 3S would devalue a singleton.
May 12, 2019
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My own view is that a direct 3S is a stopper ask( whether partner agrees is a different matter!). So the other bids show spades - in ascending order of strength (pass)2S ,2S,(pass)3S, 4S. I don’t think it’s that narrow a window.
Still waiting for someone to make the ‘winning’ bid!
May 10, 2019
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Either hearts or t/o ,rho’s bid to clarify- if they psyche hearts by passing with spades then One of you is getting a top.
May 10, 2019
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I didn’t have this hand but I would prefer 3C to 2C.
May 10, 2019
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Always disappointing to see a ‘non problem’, especially when I’m the one to set it! - I really thought this was awkward,perhaps I was over influenced by the table result.
May 9, 2019
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