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5 did not show control - it was last train.
Nov. 16, 2014
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I need to go for the maximum, as 4S would have made. So a low spade looks good.
Nov. 11, 2014
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I play 4 is a fit jump here - then I can leave it to partner.
Nov. 10, 2014
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Double will often lead to 180 or more.
I bid 2 - but this could also leave me with a guess later !
Nov. 10, 2014
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Do not like the lead - opps have a 5-2 heart fit, so partner has 2, and we will probably give away a trick in the suit.
No real views about which of the other suits is best …
Nov. 2, 2014
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In Europe most junior teams have all the expenses covered - including the training camps and other activities.
I enjoyed this supports as a junior 35 years ago, as did Michael Rosenberg when he was a junior in Scotland.
In Germany all these things are free for all juniors who take part - it seems incredible that the US where there is so much more money in bridge supports the young players less …
Oct. 31, 2014
David Cole edited this comment Oct. 31, 2014
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Yvan, if you think something is “crap” please explain why.
Otherwise, your comment is just abuse.
Oct. 28, 2014
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This is a comment I very much disagree with. I always make a bidding plan - the aim is anyway not to describe one's hand, but to reach the right contract!
Oct. 22, 2014
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what is TMI?
Oct. 17, 2014
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After the 10 is played to the first trick, it can easily be that the 7 will be an important card - so winning the first trick, run discarding 3, 2 and 1 and then get the ending right
Oct. 14, 2014
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Pass is not forcing. 3 says I want to play in 3. One cannot say that 3 or pass are weaker.
Oct. 8, 2014
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5 is last train and does not show a control.
The only question now is 6 or 7 - I cannot be any better.
Sept. 26, 2014
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The question is how strong is 1NT - if within the range the bid is automatic. This hand is worth more than 15 points with the 10s
Sept. 22, 2014
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Play. 3 rounds of and West is dead.
Sept. 21, 2014
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Maybe 5NT followed by 6NT could be a Grand Slam try.
July 21, 2014
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The Argument is - a spade overcall takes more room, so requires less values. Seems to me sound Logic!
July 7, 2014
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I was the doubler. As a pass was not forcing, the double only showed that we have the balance of the points.
But if I stop to think I am not able to double - lessons learned, think more on the first round of the auction so that you can double on the second round
June 24, 2014
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This time partner had J109xxxx of spades, so the heart lead was not a success. I led a heart - but afterwards thought that the chance of this being right when I have so much is pretty low.
May 22, 2014
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I was suggesting giving up on making 5 tricks and just playing for 4-3.
The comments above have convinced me that this would not have been a good idea.
May 10, 2014
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Kit, you argue for the PRC play in by crossing to the Ace. However this would go down if the are 4-3 when you can afford a loser as it sets up the . Maybe the best play is to play Ace and another .
May 10, 2014
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