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Danny, for those who think this is keycard (I do), you need to state the responses.
Nov. 1
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I like 2S here to be “an offensive oriented minimum.” It invites partner to compete. I don't worry about showing a real opening bid, if I psyched I don't bid. (Why am I psyching third chair hot?) On the given hand, I pass. I am 5332. I don't have enough to RDB. If partner has 3 trump, I will trust the law and defend.
Nov. 1
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4C, nonforcing, both minors.
Nov. 1
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Curious. “Bad” because he should have led an interior card, or “bad” because you don't think it is a suit one should lead into a 1N opener and stayman responder?
Nov. 1
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IMO, this is bullshit. If someone wants to open 1N with an 8221 hand, they should be allowed to do so (not that I think it is a good bid.). I assume this is a gross deviation from their partnership agreements.
Nov. 1
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James was gracious enough to have lunch with about 40 juniors in Vegas at the summer nationals, sponsored by the ACBL. It was a fun event and he was most engaging. He spoke a bit and then entertained questions from the crowd. (“What is your favorite convention?”) I know this thought is bittersweet but I imagined him taking over for Trebeck.
Nov. 1
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If a new suit is nonforcing when the opponent doesn't bid (yes, that is our agreement, coming: 2S-3C showing hearts, 3H=C), why would you ever have it forcing if they did.

“When the auction is competitive, show your suit.”
Oct. 31
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This is a perfecto but keycard by south is certainly reasonable.
Oct. 30
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Chris Compton, one of my gurus, describes Gazzilli as “strong club where you bid your best suit first. ”
Oct. 30
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On this deal, attitude is not needed. You have enough clues to see why.
Oct. 30
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I played “zero or two” cuebids for several years. Only ocassionally were we truly “zero or twoed” and had to guess. Part of those same methods included 1C-1D which showed a bad hand or hearts. 1H was then a relay. 1C-1H promised spades.
Oct. 29
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Andy, don't see it. Heart across, club back. Why don't we get 1C, 1D, 2H and 1S?
Oct. 29
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University of Chicago law school welcomed bridge in the lounge. Must be the better school. I even remember playing with a lawyer there on a recruiting mission, Amalya Kearse.
Oct. 29
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The rule is a meta rule and applies to preempts and 5+ level contracts. K and Q are count, A is attitude. General priority is 1. attitude, 2. count, 3. suit pref. We scroll down if known or unnecessary.
Oct. 28
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4M-5X is an asking bid but we have no agreement after 5m openings. Perhaps it should be. But on the list of low frequency sequences, this is at the top (or bottom?)
Oct. 28
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To not unblock would be a real embarrassment. But depending on the caliber of the opponent, I think the better percentage play would be to duck once, win CA, ruff a heart and hope that responder has the doubleton club and the SQ (3=3=5=2).
Oct. 28
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AK7th, Jx, A, xxx is certainly an example that fits your expectation.
Oct. 28
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Very loosely based on the recent development of the two quantum bit gate between phosphorus donor electrons in silicon which can be two different things simultaneously. In effect, they can say both “yes” and “no” at the same time. You then have rules to determine which answer they are giving. The result is an amazing increase in computer speed. I don't pretend to understand the physics.
Oct. 28
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Suppose I told you that declarer was AKT9xxx, Jx, A, xxx? Or how about AK8th, Jx, Q, xx? And if declarer is AKT7th, Jx, Qx, xx, you are merely prolonging the agony by playing a third heart (although if declarer plays three rounds of trump, partner's play should be suit preference.) I would like to hear the thinking of those who continue a third heart.
Oct. 28
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Phil describes our agreements to the t. “Reverse Baze.” Why, because one under was better used as LT. I am happy with them.
Oct. 27
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