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I scored +230 on this board, so I was having my criterium rechecked.
May 26
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If my math was right when I calculated the “unimportance” of falsecarding this, even if people lead the 10 from J10 90/95% of the time, restricted choice would still make 3-1 slightly better than 2-2.
May 23
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If QJx fall you can also play for south for Jxx which is better than spades 2-2 even when the spade from north is a totally random one.
May 22
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Could declarer rule out that the lead was from KQ10xx?
May 22
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Partner had

AK
Q10xxx
Qx
QJ9x
May 21
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I recall a board with 150 tables playing with something like:

Kxxxx
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AQJxxxxx
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Partner had a clear 1 opening, scoring 1010 was slightly above average.


On the other hand there was a deal in a european pairs championship final 10/15 yeaars ago where +2210 on the 9-card fit gave only 1 MP. So it just depends on the field.

For 6 tables it might be just luck, on any hand there is a chance someone does a dissaster like -1100 against nothing, with 6 table sit might very well be the 5 others doing something odd.
May 18
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Knowing the other players it was obvious who was fooling around?
May 18
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Does it surprise you that he took about 3 minutes to make the bid?
May 18
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Sorry I should had said that you can also rule out that partner has a good 5-card side suit.
May 17
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Barring a 6-1 heart split it is better to finesse. Actually even on many 6-1 heart splits it is better to finesse.
May 15
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I have no clue about ACBL things, but I believe when you say “Delaying alerts may well save time during an auction” you are missing the point. This is not not about saving time, it is to avoid UI from alerts, like alerting an intended as natural 4 bid as kickback and now partner knows the response is number of keycards.
May 13
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There is some form of “paradox” in that West put himself in a better position when she announced she had missbid. East will still act as if 2 was majors amd she gets rewarded into freeing herself from UI penalties she would had suffered if she didn't.
May 13
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“Now North, after it goes pass pass calls director.

2 made as would 2

What does “2 made” imply for a native speaker? I seem to understand different things than native speakers in this thread.
May 13
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Assuming the the OP meant what he said, the 2 bid was a missbid
May 12
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What UI? West only has AI, he has everything in plain sight, he knows he has missbid, and he knows partner is suposed to bid as if he didn't missbid.
May 12
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When you open 1M with 5-card suit partner is going to raise to 2M very often. If you open 2 he is going to bid 2 on those hands.
May 9
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I think your definition of 3 is too vague, IMO north made 2 forward moves: 3 and 4. Making south worth a grand after 5NT. But your 3 definition maybe doesn't mean the same to you.
May 8
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KQJx is only 3 extra tricks, still worth a grand drive opposite extras, partner with just A-AKQ(6th) would bid 4, not 4
May 8
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If you think 2 is useful for something else, that's fine, but there is no need to get rid of forcing openers altogether, you can open 4 game forcing to deal with hands just too good to open with something else.
May 8
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I also think there are certain situations where your normal tempo is too quick, and its actually the BIT. An example might be cuebidding all suits, if one then bids 4M sing off after 4-4-4 cuebids it gives more UI done in tempo than after a small thought.

The problem is that this kind of situations are nearly imposbile to define.
May 2
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