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I think of them as a pitcher and catcher. Zach comes out throwing hard and Adam tries to catch it. Congratulations to you both.
Aug. 18
David Caprera edited this comment Aug. 18
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Yes, that is why I chose “typically”. In particular, if for the values you have shown, you have treated the K as an honor (crudely stated as 3 high card points), you can't splinter with it because you would be “double counting” and partner will be looking for values elsewhere.
Aug. 16
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Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I have contacted BBO and I expect it to be taken care of.
Aug. 16
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Give me an “other!” Walter taught me a singleton K was a balanced hand. So, my partnership has discussed it (are you kidding?), and we would typically splinter on an A but not a K.
Aug. 15
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Charles, WTF is a lemma. Sounds like a type of rodent.
Aug. 15
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Hey Eugene! Did you see this? The post is about “Cashing Trump.”
Aug. 15
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Structuring a relay system to adjust for right-siding the contract will drive you crazy. The exceptions take over for the rules. I am with Shuster on this one.
Aug. 15
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The conditions of contest permitted up to eight members on a team to accommodate the need to schedule matches between countries on different continents. The USA team has players on both coasts, which resulted in some significant scheduling problems. Most of the USA matches have been played in the morning or mid-day because of the time zone differences. My observation is that college aged kids don't play as well at 7am.
Aug. 15
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When you are white v red you are allowed to be slightly crazy.
Aug. 15
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It does. But there are other considerations involved (i.e., wrongsiding the contract). To flip hearts and spades, play 1N is clubs and 2C is diamonds (2D is GF balanced) approaches game ordered bidding. But to show “clubs first”, IMO, is misdirected.
Aug. 14
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As a fan of game ordered bidding, I believe you have the ordering back assward. You want the most room for hearts, the least for diamonds. It is shortest to 4H, furthest to 5D.
Aug. 14
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Looking for SA, HAK, DK is just too much of a perfecto. I give up on slam and keep the opponents in the dark.
Aug. 14
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Yeah, hooked solid in the upper lip. Richard's answer to Andrew is understood. I knew that if Richard posted the question, my answer was ridiculously wrong. I just didn't think it through. Besides, there is no doubt Richard was looking to hook a big one. I am only to happy to accommodate.
Aug. 13
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Coolbeans, I am amused by your recitation of your “PR.” I would have thought, “I just won an unlimited national pairs championship, looking for teammates who have done the same” would be sufficient for most purposes.
Aug. 13
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We have no agreement so I sure as heck am not trotting it out at the table undiscussed. But based on other agreements we have, my best guess is that it would be exclusion with clubs trump.
Aug. 13
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Ok Richard, I will be the fool who bites the worm with the hook in the middle. Why isn't it half of 2,746,693 (assuming each deal is an independent event)?
Aug. 13
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1H-1S-2R-2S GF, 5+ spades. 1H-1S-2D-3C 5-5 blacks. 1M-2C GF doesn't promise length in clubs. 1H-2S 5-10 hcp, 6+ spades. All perfect. What do we do with 5-5 spades and diamonds? Hope it doesn't come up.
Aug. 13
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Why do I play bridge with my wife? Because we have been married 42 years. Because we started duplicate together 45 years ago. Because we have a partnership with world class agreements. Because bridge is a significant part of our relationship. Because my declared goal in bridge is to win a national championship playing with my wife. But mostly because I love her.
Aug. 13
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How much experience withh 11 card suits do you have, Marty? I asked Passell, Jacobus and Wold. Among them, their answer was 0.
Aug. 12
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After she saw I had an 11 card suit, there was no mention of the couch. (By the way, The Courtyard in Council Bluff had nice couches.)
Aug. 12
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