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If opponents get the perfect lead you are still on a finesse, so it is a good slam.
Aug. 20
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I remember hearing about a rule somewhere (I think ACBL) that if a 1NT opener had too wide of a range (5 HCP I think) it was forbidden to use artificial responses such as stayman or transfer.

If your opponents who play 14-16 NT open 1NT with 12 in third favourable, and then use one of this dreaded conventions as response, then maybe where that rule applies you claim they play an ilegal system?
Aug. 18
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At first sight, ducking the club ace is trading a 10 finesse for K finesse, so it gotta be close. Also ducking creates a missdefence threat for opponents as shown on the other table.
If the opponents remove A entry it will be because 10 is offside so it cannot be any worse.
The big loss from ducking might come from a doubleton Kx lead from something such as Kxx Axxx Kxxx Kx
Aug. 12
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If one of them decided to bid the flip coin slam on purpose, he made a bad bet, not only does he need the coin to land on heads, he also requires the ruling to end on his favour.
Aug. 11
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Does anyone know why they played slam being off 2 keycards?
Aug. 10
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I want to know more about this Bus Driver :)
Aug. 7
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I expect a natural suit bid by opener to show 4+ unless specifically stated otherwise, so I wouldn't expect opponents to tell me anything regarding length if it shows 4+, but I would if it showed anything else.
Aug. 4
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I think we should had stablished clubs as trumps, but perhaps we can still do it at slam level.
Aug. 3
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Congratulations!
July 29
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I doubled hoping to improve contract when partner had some hand with 3, and I got to play 4-4 clubs instead of 4-4 spades.
July 18
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Not sure if you got it right, when I bid this with my father 6 was bid by AQJ10xxx, the other hand doubled, bid 5 over 4 and raised to 7.
July 18
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I got this hand emailed this week, my reasonning was this:

5 shows lack of diamond control
6 might be an overbid

therefore we should bid 4 followed by 5 over 4 to show this hand, or perhaps 4NT over 4.

If you care about it, I gave the opposite hand to my father and he bid 5 over 4 and he then raised 6 to 7.
July 18
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Thank you Fred, BBO will certainly miss you, we can just hope it won't get lost without your guidance.
July 15
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Sorry, I forgot this american thing, in Europe 2NT natural resposes are invitational. It also denies 4c major.
July 15
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When this hand came out I also though that it would be a great place for 3M short, although there is not much difference between 3M natural/fragment (Shortness in the other) or 3M short
July 15
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I also though that 3 should be not forcing, but most people I talked to think it should be forcing.

Perhaps it has something to do with how unlikely it is for opponents to pass so much with 16+ cards in the majors unless tehy are very weak.
July 14
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I don't think we have enough extras to pass, yes we could be worse, but not that much.
July 13
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There is an alert on the other side of the screen saying 2 shows 5 and 4m, unless I alert something similar on my side, what will happen is what happened: whatever suit they bid now, one will take it as natural, and the other as a cuebid. And so they end up in 5 X -1100. But obviously director changed the result to 7 +2140.
July 5
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I don't see any route on which partner would feel compelled to collaborate towards slam with that trump holding.
July 3
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The approach I followed on my webpage is that I cannot compete with a team of developers who have been working for years on making a bot that can play any hand, but I can teach a computer to play certain hands (actually even that proves too hard sometimes).

Anyway, I have some experience in programming and bridge.
July 3
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