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If there is confusion as to whether this auction is a forcing pass situation in your partnership (and to me there is no question that it is not), then I would suggest not playing forcing pass at all.
June 14, 2012
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Someone sound the alarms! Bob escaped the Well!
June 9, 2012
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I'm going to start with 3. I will then cue 4, and probably 5. If, over that, partner doesn't evaluate a 5 card suit/heart K as worth a slam, then I will let them out at the 5 level.
June 9, 2012
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Thanks for being in the well, Bob.

When starting a new serious partnership, how do you go about deciding whether the two of you are going to have a chance to work together successfully?
June 9, 2012
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The opening lead is a low diamond.
May 27, 2012
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Sorry for the confusion, Kitty, I meant “What did you do, Gavin?” and “What would Steve Weinstein have thought about pass/3N”.

Though I am in agreement with you about what I think it should be in theory, Kitty, in an unpracticed partnership I would not be confident that partner and I were on the same page
May 25, 2012
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This is a great spot, and I would have duplicated the auction
May 25, 2012
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What did you do, and what would Steve have thought about pass/3N?
May 25, 2012
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This isn't really to promote one method over another - I was just recently having a bridge discussion with someone who said that they thought standard practice in expert bridge was to open 1N only without a 5 card major. My own thought was that its been a long time since that's been true, and that this person's statement was not accurate for the modern game. It appears that the poll results are fairly decisive that most experts do regularly open 1N with a 5 card major.
May 16, 2012
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Bridge played without disclosure is unplayable. Imagine the chaos when someone opens 1C in that world - is it precision, standard American, some transfer bid showing spades, a fert? In a game where you don't have to disclose bidding agreements, there are no deductions from the bidding. Constructive bidding regresses, cardplay regresses, it all pretty much makes the game even less understandable and appealing to the average person trying to break in - non-disclosure is chaos in a bottle, and I never want to pull the stopper out of that bottle.
May 16, 2012
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At least you apologized before showing that you have not played against flight B players regularly and have no idea about the standards of the players or their games.
May 16, 2012
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I feel confident that if the phrasing of my question will not significantly alter the results of the poll, but I appreciate the attention to detail.
May 15, 2012
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Oh Bobby - I think you've been hanging out in the wrong crowds if you think everyone plays cards at such a higher level :)
May 12, 2012
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I voted playing a hand really well, but only because its the only one that I can take pride in alone. Defense, bidding, et all take partnership cooperation, and while an active ear for the auction can make you a better-than-average opening leader, no one's going to get rich on that skill.
May 11, 2012
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Or a different option: Screens should be expected for nationally rated events, so that this issue does not come up during an important competition.
May 10, 2012
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Good question. Follow-up question: there's been a scoring error in your favor. Should you fail to mention it to the director because you are expected to do your best to win? Suppose an opponent fails to notice that you revoked. If you draw his attention to it, are you failing in your mandate to play each hand to win at all times? We all know that there's wiggle room in the disclosure laws. Should you purposely disclose the minimum to opponents in order to increase the likelihood that you will win?
May 8, 2012
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I have the right to wave any penalty that I choose. And I have the right not to wave any penalty that I choose. If I choose not to wave penalties for people I dislike, that's my business, and not any of the field's business.

As for the OP - in a national level event, especially one where I have teammates, I'll probably call the director and let them sort it out. Anything less and I'll probably wave the penalty unless it would put my teammates/partner on tilt for me to do so, or unless I really disliked the person who made the mechanical error.

I don't really have strong feelings about waving penalties in general, except that I personally find the “protect the field” argument to be ridiculous.
May 8, 2012
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pass. I find it much less likely that this will help set the contract than, lets say, that it tells them how to play a contract that might otherwise go set. Add that to the danger of playing 5D rewrapped, and I'm done.
May 8, 2012
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I would lead a club, probably the jack since I can easily imagine situations where I need to cause a Misguess of the suit.
May 8, 2012
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