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Double seems an odd choice over 3–it brings clubs into the mix. Whereas 3 seems to avoid that issue. 1 I think is better than dbl as partner will expect more when you bid spades next over a club response.
2 hours ago
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If 1NT is doubled depending on what double is then the meaning of redouble may change, it may also impact on stayman. What is obvious is you cannot bury your head in the sand ang ignore it.
19 hours ago
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If I had been convicted of cheating I would not have the front to play in a tournament again. I think the client deserves no sympathy either.
23 hours ago
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4nt blackwood is daft the right hand will never come up. On the actual hand how do you know which suit to pick? I favour the Garozzo view that 4nt is not blackwood in competition.
Feb. 21
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With a strange partner I would assume minors.
Feb. 21
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Books can be entertaining –Skid Simon had some great characters as of course did Victor Mollo. I learned little of practical value from most of them. My knowledge of the game was gained by playing and watching, I learned more kibitzing J D R Collins in one session than all bridge books I have ever read. Talking in the bar afterwards is another very good way as I might say is this Forum.
Feb. 20
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Very good idea RR.
Feb. 20
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UNBELIEVABLE
Feb. 19
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Since I first started playing a double of a no-trump contract requires partner to lead dummy's first bid suit. If partner requires another lead do not double. Now you can make random arrangements like agree it asks for a suit say spades–but I have found the original meaning to be fine.
Feb. 19
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there are many hands where 7 is a spread so no need to do anything dramatic.
Feb. 19
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As long as your partner is on board?
Feb. 19
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Of course they are but they get their chain jerked nom vul opps. The debate will never end lol.
Feb. 18
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Certainly crazy to bid at imps and bidding at match points depends to some extent on partner. Playing with yourself you should bid.
Feb. 18
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Anything that includes a good club suit and a spade stop could be say kxx axx x akqjxx or similar.
Feb. 18
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Well one suit I would never lead is a heart without a double.
Feb. 18
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misclick changed now lol
Feb. 18
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Its traditional to lead dummy's first bid suit.
Feb. 18
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Do not rate the chances of 5 so for me a choice between pass and double. I prefer 4 to dbl and if they bid 4 dbl.
Feb. 18
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Oddly they were both Captains in WW2 and both bank managers in civilian life. They had a vast collection of classical music on 78 format which they played in rotation. They also liked to outdo each other when not plating together.
Feb. 18
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I am aware that I gave an extreme example but 3 can serve two purposes, one a warning you maybe bad and two no five card major. This is not rare and quite helpful, I agreed in my regular partnerships that we could bail out in 4.
Feb. 17
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