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I wish I could've made it to Hawaii the pictures looked so pretty
Dec. 7
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You may be right I'm not sure technically what counts it. This would also be a guard squeeze ending where W doesn't really have any option but to pitch his guard:

N: K K Kx void
E: void x Qxx void
S: void void AJx A
W: A A Jx void.

S lead the CA and if W pitches anything but a diamond he's giving away all the tricks immediately. No real option for him to keep his guard that doesn't involve declarer tabling his hand immediately. On the deal I posted W does have an option of pitching the club and declarer won't immediately have the rest. It definitely still may be a standard guard squeeze but that difference I thought was worth bringing out. Plus I'm still haven't noticed being dealt a guard squeeze before so either way I'm excited about the ending :)
Dec. 4
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Anything is possible but to overcall such a ratty heart suit I'd want to be 55.
Dec. 4
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I think not quite because W can pitch a club and E still guards the club suit (and then E will get squeezed on the HA). Perhaps this still counts as guard squeeze but I thought the double squeeze element made it more interesting than “a standard guard squeeze.”
Dec. 3
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What was the parliamentary maneuver?
Dec. 3
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Without the J would you still bid 4?
Dec. 3
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If you decide to vary your range I'd recommend just doing it 12NV. Not 3 NV because you are really asking for it after pard has failed to open a mini NT. Took me a while to make the change but have been very happy to have a strong NT 3rd NV while enjoying benefits of mini NT in 12NV
Nov. 28
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Had there been no double I'd bid game with a 5 loser hand. With the double depending on what 2 shows surely I would at least muster up a 3 bid.
Nov. 27
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I wouldn't have passed 2
Nov. 24
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If playing something like xyz here it's NF because you have 2C to start some invite and 2D to start some game force available
Oct. 26
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I play something which I'm pretty sure I got from another article that I now can't find:
X=pen of a major or BAL inv
2D weak diamonds
2H=inv + C
2S= inv + D
2N=minors
3C weak clubs
3red inv+ transfer
3S strong 55 minors
3N to play
4 red xfer
4S 44 minors slam try
Oct. 25
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I won't be going because it's too far but I could see the appeal if I was able to make it. It's a tropical paradise with nice beaches and stuff. What better place to go on vacation and play bridge? I think that is the non-cynical appeal.
Oct. 12
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On 1 I think I'd play 2N as a random spade invite and play 3S as a blocking bid just like I would if there was no competition
Sept. 20
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No special agreements – new suits forcing or 3N to play
Aug. 22
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Thanks for sharing the hands!
Aug. 11
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What did pard show up with?
Aug. 11
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imps (BBO Just Declare)
Aug. 11
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I agree it's also an interesting problem against humans when you can't infer Q position and they don't pitch hearts, but I think counting out that W is 1354 and E 2353 could still be quite useful.

I'd think W would be less likely to lead a if he holds Qxx than if he holds xxx especially considering his club holding which short of any other clues could be a useful way to guess it if they just pitch diamonds.
Aug. 10
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Thanks for the compliment Jim :) I think Robot bridge is just different – they never make some mistakes but also make the kind of mistake you see here of assuming you'll get your guesses right. I really like the opportunity robot bridge gives me to practice counting and visualizing like on this hand
Aug. 10
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thnx fixed
Aug. 10
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