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It says “matchpoints”
Nov. 5, 2018
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I’m hoping Partner didn’t forget our agreement and double 2 to show a good suit, then use UI to pull 4 doubled. Can’t think of any legitimate reason to run.
Aug. 25, 2018
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Mike was one of the most creative players I’ve known. Don’t remember the auction now, but I was in 3NT against silent opponents. Mike lead the Q from AQT creating an entry to his partner’s Jxxxx. Only lead to beat the contract (I had Kx). Never forgot it. RIP
Aug. 24, 2018
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East did mean it as a WJO showing diamonds only
Aug. 16, 2018
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So if you play it responsive…do you bid 2 for penalty?
Aug. 8, 2018
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I know the feeling
July 27, 2018
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At the local dup on consecutive hands the same person bid 2 over 1 on 6 HCP and a 5 card suit (not a passed hand). Then made a neg X over 1-1 on a 3 count with 7 spades 2-2-2. Psychs or just bad bridge? A player with over 2100 master points by the way.
July 26, 2018
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Thanks to someone finally bringing up pass as a reasonable alternative. For the reasons stated and the vul, I chose pass. It got us an average. It makes 4 and 4 due to a 2-2 spade split. Without the 2-2 split, it would make 5 snd only 3. (Partner had Qx). LHO had 6 diamonds, 5 hearts and a good hand.
July 24, 2018
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Sorry, now corrected
June 7, 2018
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Don’t mean “only” if it’s a jump?
May 17, 2018
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Good point
May 16, 2018
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I asked several people today that also played yesterday. They all confirmed spades were 2-2 when they played it. Those that made 3 got a heart lead and a ruff. Every one else made 4. I asked my north opponent about it and he said he didn’t remember the hand. So there you go!!!
Jan. 31, 2018
David Coles edited this comment Feb. 1, 2018
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Self-Flagellation might be more appropriate!
Jan. 31, 2018
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I stated specifically I was conceding a spade, two hearts and a diamond.
Jan. 31, 2018
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I suspect you will be the only one not giving partner a chance to bid at the one level!
Jan. 19, 2018
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ps. The AQxxxx of diamonds led the A giving us a cold 0!
Aug. 31, 2017
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Makes both. In the Common game (332 pairs), most common result was 110 N/S - E/W 43%. Next was -50 for those thar took the push to 4 - E/W 73%. 140 for E/W was 92%. Twice doubled for a top.
Aug. 17, 2017
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Small sample, but it seems obvious how this is going.
My thoughts: unless the opponents are idiots (always a possibility), partner has 16/17 hcp. Why double? No club stopper. Partner has 2/3 clubs and 3/4 hearts. So both sides have 9/10 trumps. You have no wasted values in clubs. I know the Law doesn't always work, but this seems to be a clear indication that 3 hearts is correct…comments?
Aug. 17, 2017
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This must have been an inexperienced director. Negative Freebids are a conventional treatment. When I play them I also alert Negative Doubles so opponents are aware they may be non-standard.
May 1, 2017
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Doesn't anyone at least want the 10 of spades for this overcall?
March 9, 2017
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