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Firstly I cannot be bothered with leading the ace then queen if partner ruffs it then serve you right. Cannot see what it gains other than to give partner something t worry about. if you lead the queen might be interesting if partner was void. The simple thing t do is to lead AKQ–in that order–why create aa problem when there is no need?
4 hours ago
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Dumb lol
5 hours ago
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If it can be done in a way that will not lose that player. The problem is that it rarely is done in such a way. It maybe we do not teach this side of things properly. I have seen some pretty bad things happen in this situation. Ed you make a pretty easy comment–so tell me how are you going to do it. J have seen very poor players quit the game because this type of situation arises. There simply has to be a way or we all end up poorer.
9 hours ago
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if you play the king partner does not ever have a problem –why make her think?
9 hours ago
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Ed experts don't panic lesser players frequently do. If you make a big deal f this that is one less player to fill our dwindling stock. In fact I will go further it is the absolute responsibility of good players to ensure that nervous or inexperienced players are not just not intimidated but that they enjoy the experience. In fact tbh if this is the case here I would not bother to call a director just accept the result.
10 hours ago
David Carlisle edited this comment 10 hours ago
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I agree to roll back but no need to issue a warning she probably just panicked. She will know 3 was a mistake when the score is adjusted.
11 hours ago
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It was not clear who held the heart queen, if partner had Qx we needed just one more trick–if dec had it partner needed to hold two tricks.
11 hours ago
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I was holding the pre-emptive hand and I did consider a club switch. The k looked right.
12 hours ago
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Just an object lesson in not giving partner a chance to screw up.
13 hours ago
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So a controlled psyche is permitted?
14 hours ago
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I considered this but you know partner has more shape than values–this is very borderline for a try.
14 hours ago
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David if partner is 4504 3 might be a reasonable bid so in my view 4 is fine and likely shows 3-3 with a reason to bid 2.
15 hours ago
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I do not like the redouble because partner may think the pass is forcing. If you pass this and partner passes you can pass without too much thought.
15 hours ago
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I think you must lead the king next as partner may have a singleton and might think they need to ruff.
15 hours ago
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I know a bad hand when I see one.
15 hours ago
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I really dislike 4 mainly because I have three first round controls. It is misleading insofar that partner will not play me for defensive tricks. In light of the bot making the first bid I have little choice but bid a slam–maybe 5 is better but partner will no play me for two aces as well.
15 hours ago
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pass will likely go plus–would bid 3nt opposite a non passed partner. Also more reward vulnerable.
15 hours ago
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My first serious partnership was with the late Joe Amsbury–I learnt a lot but one thing I recall was his comment–If you want to be respected you must be actively ethical.
16 hours ago
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Is there anywhere where you can play this sequence t deny fur spades? I had assumed this was a controlled psyche. Certainly without such an agreement if opener held four spades then imo a large procedural penalty should apply and a visit to the appropriate body. This would only apply in a regular partnership–and certainly not novices.
17 hours ago
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I entirely agree with your comment–seems to me that you can bid anything you like and bidding hearts is reasonable in case partner is 45 in the majors.
18 hours ago
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