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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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I was a bit surprized also. Was expecting it to be around 60-40 for pass
Jan. 18, 2017
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A, ruff a club, heart to the queen, ruff a club. A, Q. A, K, pitch a diamond. If all goes well, decide which is safer, diamond to the ace or heart ruff to make 7. If spades are 4-1, you are still making if the long spades has at least 2 hearts.
Oct. 9, 2016
David Coles edited this comment Oct. 9, 2016
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Sorry. Fit showing jumps not part of our agreements.
Sept. 22, 2016
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I probably should have divided strong into GF and non-forcing…Sorry
Aug. 6, 2016
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Bob, I think this was a great analysis. I debated between passing and bidding 2. In retrospect I like your approach. I bid 2. Partner's hand: KJx 10xx Qxx 8xxx. Opponents can cash 6 clubs vs NT. Spades are QTxx onside, hearts Kx onside, diamonds Kx offside. Computer says 4, 4, & 5 all make. I took 12 tricks in diamonds when LHO pitched a spade, +170 was a top at club. Out of 1046 plays in Common Game, +170 was 90%. surprisingly there were no scores of +150.
July 25, 2016
David Coles edited this comment July 25, 2016
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I believe there should be a penalty (suspend flagging capability?) for frivolous flagging as there is in bridge for frivolous appeals.
July 22, 2016
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3NT. Has a chance to make. But, more importantly, don't want them to find 9-card heart suit.
June 28, 2016
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