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There is a lot of violence in downtown Detroit. This does not make the USA an unsuitable host for bridge events. I am sure India will do an excellent job of welcoming the worldwide bridge community
Feb. 22, 2014
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To answer the question about the meaning of the card. This is a smith position. If in smith the high card position is known, one shows the length. Now the card should either show whether he has the 10 or his length. This is something for partnership agreement.
Jan. 12, 2014
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Who are the members of the WBF committee that we should lobby? Going through our national organisations will obviously take time that we may not have.
Obviously we can nut have anything against an organisation because it is Chinese - but hopefully any contract should be first of all for one event only, and not a long term binding.
Jan. 7, 2014
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A red suit bid here must be a game try in . 3 is just competitive, and I think 4 is too much.
Jan. 2, 2014
ATB
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Even if East decides he is worth one try with 4, over 4 he should bid 4 at the speed of light. 4 here is last train and says that he has a bit more, and is still interested.
Dec. 31, 2013
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That is exactly why I bid 4NT. The 3 bid is initially just looking for a stopper and does not show anything in
Dec. 24, 2013
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4 is just last train - does not say anything about the control. So 4 just shows minimum
Dec. 16, 2013
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you pass a take out double with a singleton ?
It is a good way to score -710!
Dec. 15, 2013
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unfortunately, the hands when I want to play 3NT partner will pass over 3. So if I believe 3NT is the most likely game I must bid it now myself
Dec. 4, 2013
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Why: after 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 / 4 West almost has enough to just bid 6
Nov. 15, 2013
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I think 4 should be last train and not a cue bid. However do not try it undiscussed
Oct. 24, 2013
David Cole edited this comment Jan. 6, 2014
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I feel stongly that when playing with screens you should always ask for and get a full written explanation of all bids. There is no risk and it avoids all problems. The rules should be changed to state that at the end of the auction with screens a full disclosure should be given in writing, and then we would have far fewer questions to discuss.

And secondly all serious events shoudl be played with screens - as they are where I live
Oct. 15, 2013
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Partners bidding should show longer than - otherwise he will double 3
Oct. 9, 2013
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correct 7+2=9 and not 8 - I must learn to count …
Sept. 28, 2013
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What about 4-1. It is almost 50% the J is missing, so we only have 84% that the suit is coming in.
Sept. 27, 2013
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Note the return of the pair Forrester-Robson to the England team for the last few days …
Sept. 22, 2013
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Hallo Rainer,

I agree that you will not catch the weak no trump often. I think the idea of initially passing with a strong balanced hand is however correct, and pass then double just shows a balanced hand with 15+ points. It is certainly less dangerous to pass then double rather than overcall 1NT immediately.
Aug. 19, 2013
David Cole edited this comment Oct. 11, 2014
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Do not double - I have no defence to 4 of a minor.
Do not bid 4 - 10 tricks will not be made.
Aug. 2, 2013
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On a practical level, once I decided that the 4 bid was impossible, I would bid 4NT and hope that partner has 2 aces for spades, as I know that he will not pass 5
July 5, 2013
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3 should show a doubleton heart honour with a fit - a hand that has got better because of the 2 bid
June 30, 2013
David Cole edited this comment Aug. 7, 2013
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