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Nice one Michael.
May 21, 2015
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Hi Bobby, first of all, you are the man. My question though is if they made a movie about you, who would you like to play the role?
April 10, 2014
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Hi Sabine, congrats on all of your success. The average age of the American bridge player has been steadily increasing over the past years. Is this trend the same in the European countries? What do you think is the best way to get younger players involved in this great game?
May 2, 2013
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Congrats on your recent Victory! You guys are on a roll.
Nov. 29, 2012
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I think that is a great idea. There is even still room to have a Wed/Thu event, for those not in the Reisinger.
Jan. 5, 2012
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I thought it was a muffin.
April 16, 2011
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Nice video once again. I enjoy it very much as I played the same hands.
On board 22, we had a BART sequence and landed in 2H from south.
I received a diamond lead to the king, which I ducked. A diamond was
returned, and I won my ace. Now a club to the Q for a diamond ruff. Now
I exited king of spades (maybe cashing clubs is better),LHO won and
returned the queen of spades, which i ruffed, club to hand and ruffed
another spade and played the last club, east ruffing. East exited a diamond
as west pitched the last spade, and I ruffed on dummy. I now have a full
count on the hand, and I have KJ9 of hearts left in dummy, missing AQT75.
The possible layouts of the hearts are below. Only listing the combinations
without AQ with west (this would give west AQJx AQx Qxx JTx an easy 1N bid).
west east
T75 AQ
Q75 AT
QT5 A7
QT7 A5
A75 QT
AT5 Q7
AT7 Q5

If LHO has the heart ace, he will surely not have the Q, otherwise an automatic 1N
overcall. So if I start with the K I will always make (if RHO has the ace, I cannot
go down, if LHO has the ace, I will know he does not have Queen when he returns, so I can insert the 9.
April 13, 2011
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Over taking and switching to a heart only costs when declarer has specifically AJ8x of hearts (3 holdings) coupled with the Qx of spades and doubleton diamond K. Other declarer heart holdings including KQ8x and AQ8x is 50% likely to play the T so we can count half of those (3 holdings). With AJ8x the odds favor a heart to the 7. The number of Kxxx and Axxx is much higher, they already include the AJ8x of hearts for the west hand (3 holdings) those are coupled with both Ax and Kx of trumps, plus all the other Kxxx and Axxx without the J (A843, A842, A432, K843, K842, K832. Even if west will shift 100% of the time with Axxx, there are still more holdings because they are coupled with A, Ax, Kx of trumps with or without a doubleton diamond, where overtaking is critical.
Plus we still get to add the very specific Kxxxx.
April 11, 2011
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Also Kxxxx and Axxxx of hearts with West, with spade trick. I did not consider the heart 9 as much as I should have, it becomes very close in my eyes now. Next time I will play Rusinow so I don't have this headache.
April 11, 2011
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I think East should overtake and switch to heart 100%. The heart ruff seems the best shot to beat the contract. Another point would be to see how nice Rusinow leads work. On the lead of the Q, the position becomes much more clear to East.
April 11, 2011
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I think playing a club at trick 2 is better, but the defense can force you to play a diamond before you lead clubs again. After a club at trick 2, there are 2 lines of attack for the defense: 1.) pop king to play a heart through. Declarer must now play a high diamond to arrive at Adam's position. If declarer instead plays another club, east will win and tap declarer a 3rd time, since the diamond ace has not been dislodged, the trump will again be promoted. line 2.) As Stefan is suggesting, the defense can play 3 rounds of clubs with east ruffing and declarer over ruffing. Declarer can still survive now by playing a high diamond, west can win and force another club ruff and overruff, but now that east is out of trumps, declarer can ruff out the diamonds, ruff the last heart with his ace of trump, then run diamonds through west for the trump coup. This will be 8 trump tricks, 1 diamond, and either 1 club or 1 diamond depending on when west ruffs in.

This is a fantastic hand Adam, your analysis is spot on, keep up the success you are having.
April 8, 2011
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Nice presentation. The software you are using is fantastic. Congrats on the win!
March 30, 2011
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