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All comments by Bruce Rogoff
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I have nothing special to announce for offense or defense, so why should I act in front of partner, who could have anything from a good preemptive raise to a moose.
May 14
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What the hell, if things get ugly at least partner is playing it. And it's not as though my 's are A65432.

I wouldn't open 2 vul, but multi usually gives the opponents more problems. And better that partner declares with these minor-suit holdings. And, just maybe, he'll pass 2!
May 14
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Well, we'd have all bid 1 with Axx xxxxx xx xxx. Clearly 1 is a matchpoint gamble that I obviously have sympathy for. I have much less sympathy for partner's 3 bid with…what, an extra queen? I'd have asked him where his other ace was hiding!
May 14
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Does that mean you'd open 4 with xx x J9xxxxxx xx? I mean, that apparently fits your agreement.

The line has to be drawn somewhere, and opening 4 vul with 7 losers is kinda crazy. Partner wont be amused when he raises to slam on Axx AKxx AKx xxx.
May 13
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Just barely enough to invite I think, though 2 is a really close 2nd choice. Very good problem Martin!
May 13
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Dave, if you want good teammates you'll have to get to the partnership desk a little earlier.
May 13
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Since 2NT is forcing and can be a balanced 12-count, I'm guessing your opening bids are on the sound side, so I'm happy to start with 2
May 13
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Rohit, I'm looking for PARTNERSHIP BIDDING, so both hands. And please email to me, as I do not want the bridge world to see the hands…you never know who might bid them for the contest!

Thanks!
May 13
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A decent chance East is 4-1-5-3, so I'll prefer the higher-paying part score. If partner gets excited, at least I have nice cards to offset the short spades. Anyway, I'm told that playing 3-3 fits builds character.
May 13
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I've shown my hand and have nothing extra to offer. If partner has a heart control and everything else we need for slam he should have bid differently.
May 13
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Too many holes to bid, might easily go for a number. Besides, if I can make 5 partner will surely bid more, so almost no chance to go plus.
May 11
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Mr. Wolf, is the hand correct? How could anyone justify any action other than pass?
May 11
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Would be nice to bid “Penalty Double”
May 11
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2NT gives partner room to pattern out with 3, at which point we can look for slam. 3 might allow partner to bid 3NT with Qx, but that seems a narrow target compared with hearing about support at a low level.
May 9
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Why not show my suit on the way to 's? I once had a partner who was dealt x AKxxx KQJ Q9xx. If I bid 2 now 's will never get mentioned.
May 8
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We have stoppers in their suits with minimum controls and overall values (in the context of my bidding 2NT vs. 3), with no help in 's. Unlikely partner has a stiff (no preempt from East or raise from West). Hard to imagine that slam is available if partner doesn't bid again.
May 8
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Too much undisclosed offense for double. Pass now, and if partner doesn't double 5 I'm bidding 6.
May 6
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Should be unanimous. Why this problem??
April 24
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With zero entries this is my last chance to lead through some dummy asset. Clubs is most likely the suit where declarer will get to pitch a loser on another side winner, so I'll try to prevent that. There's a reasonable chance that his red losers won't go away. If suits were same length I'd lead a diamond
April 23
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By big hand I meant in big club context, something like xx xx AKQxxxx Ax.
As for the other problem, fortunately these big chain hotels typically provide 2 beds in the room standard!
April 13
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