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At trick two play the A like John said, not small to the K.

Once the A wins and all follow, I would play the Q. If they cover, great, if they don't I would fly A and play for the black suit squeeze (or 3-3 clubs).
June 16, 2017
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Hopefully you stayed out of 7. :)
June 16, 2017
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Science be damned. 2-2-3-4NT-5-6NT. :)
June 16, 2017
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What Craig said. Two rounds of trumps and either ruff a club or black suit squeeze.
June 15, 2017
Daniel Jackson edited this comment June 15, 2017
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I think it's very close between opening 1NT and opening 1 and rebidding 2.

I will have a problem if it goes 1-1NT-2-2 or 1-1NT-2-2, which opening 1NT will solve. Also, Qx is not bad for a heart contract if partner transfers.

The downside of opening 1NT would be if partner has 3=5 in the majors and you get to the wrong spot.

Opening 1NT with this hand is certainly not an abomination. Just make your best guess. Sometimes you guess right and sometimes you guess wrong. I don't lose sleep over hands where I zigged where I should have zagged.

I think the odds favor 1NT.
June 15, 2017
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You'll also beat pairs in 3NT.
June 14, 2017
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Sounds fun.

I find it difficult to keep the bots from doing stupid stuff. It'll be a challenge for them to win at Russian roulette 96 hands in a row.
June 14, 2017
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From http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/play/Convention-Chart.pdf


“**Unless specifically allowed, methods are disallowed**”

A generic 2 over 1M is allowed if it is a game force. Your partner is correct.
June 8, 2017
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They might pull to 2x down a mere 800.
June 8, 2017
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Pass or 6. I would like them not to lead a trump. Maybe they will lead the A and I will make the slam across Qx Qxx Axx KQxxx.
June 7, 2017
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I like David's line. If spades come in for five tricks, you can afford to overtake one of your kings for transportation.
1) Q
2) J to the A. If an honor drops, knock out the other honor and claim. Spades should not be 0=5 on this auction.
3) A
4) Spade to the 9.

If both follow and they win on your left, carefully unblock everything after they return something and claim. You can overtake the K or the K if you have to, you have five spades, two diamonds, one AKQ, and the other AK for twelve.

If the 9 wins, play K, give up a spade, unblock and claim.
June 7, 2017
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7NT is a decent spot. On a heart lead it has about the same chances as 6NT.
May 28, 2017
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I like Mads' line, except if trumps are 5-0 I draw trump, then run the clubs. Either the spade is onside or maybe a spade-diamond squeeze.

The chance of 4-3 clubs is higher than the 50% spade finese.
May 25, 2017
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How about Doop?

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18245/doop
May 22, 2017
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I think a more interesting poll would be what to do last round to keep them from bidding 7.
May 19, 2017
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You're already a trick behind the field by playing the T, so you might as well try to get it back by playing a diamond to the K and finessing the J.
May 17, 2017
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Context is important. If one opponent has preempted, that would make the other opponent more likely to have four or five of your suit.

Having sufficent entries can also be a factor. You would never play the king first if you don't have another entry back to that hand.

IMO the correct answer is “It depends.”
May 14, 2017
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Responder only wanted to know aces as he had xx of clubs and was holding the king of hearts. Responder was AKQxxx KTxx x xx.
May 14, 2017
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Dummy had 6=4=1=2, declarer 3=5=1=4. But I see your point.
May 14, 2017
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The companion hand was not going to save with x xx AKQxxxx Kxx. 7 is very cheap.
May 14, 2017
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