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The team is that which won the most important domestic competition - so in Germany the Bundesliga
Nov. 5, 2018
David Cole edited this comment Nov. 5, 2018
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Good hand with no clear bid
Oct. 29, 2018
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How about both?
Oct. 29, 2018
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German rules:
Anounce NT ranges, length of minor suit opening and transfers.
No alert at the 4 level except on the first round of bidding.
However most are friendly and tolerant.
Oct. 26, 2018
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The strongest club in Munich is http://bridgeclub-muenchen.de/
As noted above, we play pairs on Mondays and teams on Thursdays, starting 7:00 pm.
Contact LesEnfants@kreisberger.de for partners/teammates.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Oct. 24, 2018
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Pass is not a LA.
I think 5 could be bid. A question is whether partner would bid 6 over this.
Oct. 15, 2018
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I would have bid 5 not 4. Partner has a hand too strong to overcall 1 - I need KQxxxx, Ax, xx, AKx for 7
Oct. 13, 2018
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I think the performance of Michal Klukowski is incredible - the man is a junior and has just won his fourth world championship. His bridge was a pleasure to watch !
Oct. 1, 2018
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How about bidding 3 instead of 3. If opps were going to bid, it will help partner decide.
If they were not it will only be bad if you get too high which seems unlikely with this playing strength.

Note that 5 makes
Sept. 25, 2018
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Let us be quite clear:
1) The doctors won their case and have a right to play.
2) If the DBV disbands and reforms, as long as it has a monopoly on organising bridge in Germany, it will not be possible to refuse participation to anyone (Kartellrecht).
3) Changing the constitution will only help for the future not the past
4) Cancelling any event the doctors enter would effectively kill bridge in Germany.

So I recommend playing - easy for me as I am not playing in the Paar Bundesliga this year.
Sept. 24, 2018
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Tom. It is not the fault of the DBV. They have to accept the ruling of the court.
Sept. 22, 2018
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The president of the DBV requested that we should continue to play in events even if Wladow/Elinescu take part. They unfortunately have a legal right to play, and if everyone refused to play, the DBV would just have to stop holding events.

So it is not an easy call.
The thing that is very sad is that Fantoni/Nunes appear to have been welcomed back by some of the Italian bridge community.
Sept. 22, 2018
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On lead the first question is whether an active or passive lead is required. As I have no stops in the red suits, I would think active and lead a club.

But bad lead is too strong.
Aug. 24, 2018
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Kit - you criticise Easts pass of 3NT, even though he scored +600. Double would have led to 4 and not such a large plus score.
Agreed - it could have gone wrong, but as South is clearly taking a risk, bidding on does not seem to be mandatory.
July 22, 2018
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The answer to the question is no. BIT means partner has something to think about - if he makes a very strange bid then there is no UI.
In this case you were clearly thinking about bidding or doubling, so there was UI.
I would bid 4NT as West - whether pass is a LA a committee should decide.
April 29, 2018
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Just if asked. My card says preempts, if they want to know the style they ask. I describe any differences accurately.
I play long suit trial bids. I describe these as showing partner should judge min/max opposite Axx. If they enquire further, I say it does not do show anything, and in the past what has happened. All things where the players have different styles which opps are entitled to know about.
April 13, 2018
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Everything is fine, as long as it is fully disclosed
April 12, 2018
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The problem on 1 is QJ .
It is usually zero on offence but worth something on defence.
March 31, 2018
ATB
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Play 2NT followed by 4 as the clear slam try
March 29, 2018
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I would say 3NT=.
Obvious playing partner for A109x is a logically alternative.
Feb. 26, 2018
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