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Don't do it as a routine.
I've also seen leads like the 8 be the only lead that works.
23 hours ago
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I don't get a ruling.
We don't have such luxury's.
We just let their guilty consciences restore equity in the next and some more boards.
Aug. 15
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Isn't this hand huge and exciting?
You lead the K and found partner with A9xxx. How could partner have enough hcp somewhere else to beat this? You're here and they're just in the BB and didn't find it.
Aug. 15
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Okay. Just another Bluhmerology. 4 was partner's Bluhmer. In case partner has xxxx. There must be some reason why you didn't bid 2 which was so readily available.
Aug. 15
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Okay, don't be Zia. He's not that good. But YOU just have feel for hands that break even “”“ OR WIN ”“”!!!
Aug. 15
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Try getting outta your box man.
Don't hands come up that are begging you to be Zia?

Lew Mathe told Eugenie that she is not allowed to lead from a king or a jack. When she went into the tank on opening lead, he said just lead. (I know what you got).
Aug. 15
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Opening in 3rd seat leads to more volatility than does a lesser hand with a 5 card suit.
Aug. 15
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Looks like one of those hands not to underlead a jack or king.
Aug. 15
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You or partner put no range on your card so it could be done and fielded with this hand.
5/6 and 6/5 have always been clearly part of it.
Maybe you'll want to do something about your agreements after this hand.
Aug. 14
Gregory Nowak edited this comment Aug. 15
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2 seems to have worked well.
What are the chances partner can make a good decision after my 4 call?
Aug. 14
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I'm trying to achieve some stability in so many of these situations that are mishandled.
If I can get double and qbid to show 20+ dummy points and not deny 4 spades like some people would have it, then maybe it's easier for partner to know something about my hand unlike me to know about his.
Notice that after my 2 qbid, I think I will be able to put partner in game if he doesn't do it himself.
Aug. 14
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I don't know our partnership notes here.
Without them, if I was opposite with a critical club holding, I'd like to say I could handle the king or the queen.
Aug. 14
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Partner is more likely to have what we need in clubs, than diamonds.
Aug. 14
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Funny how a special phenomena escaped me.
Bidding 2 over 1, has preemptive value, in that it eliminates 1, 1, and 1N.
From everybody.
You can get good scores by giving bad players rope instead of taking it.
I don't like the texture problem in my club suit.
I consider bidding here and having it not work to be self-inflicted.
Whereas pass looks more like possibly missing a chance to find luck.
Aug. 14
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I started out wanting to do something.
There are some flaws. 11 hcp. Mostly quackiness.
Honor dispersion. Too much in short suits.
Wait a minute. Those are the “suits??” I would be advertising with a t/o double.
Aug. 14
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Only 2 90's for 4.5 out of 8.
The field got their money's worth mince-meating this hand into a smore-gazh-board.
Aug. 13
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At the table S, a Platinum LM, after watching his partner go down in 2, said “could you have made it by ruffing(the club) in your hand. I don't think either one of them noticed ruffing with the Q instead of the 9.
Maybe they were having a bad day. Or we are all scarily aging seniors.
I've seen players ”not performing as well as they used to".

I've gotten the impression that many would be playing this in NT.
Thinking about the spade plays would be very useful there.
Aug. 13
Gregory Nowak edited this comment Aug. 13
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I apologize to Michael, Michael, and Ken.
I got another way to make it mixed in with ruffing with the ace or queen of hearts.

On the 4th club you can discard the 9, but not a spade.
The plays to get 3 spades are very interesting, to me anyway.
They are similar to the plays in notrump.
Aug. 13
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Sorry, maybe it's my fault. East a flight C player against the top seeds, plays the 2, the 4th round. And gives you the chance to make. As long as you don't ruff with the 9.

The logic is ruffing with the 9 blocks you from drawing 3 rounds of trump. East gets to ruff your second spade. And still gets his K. You were unlikely to get 4 heart tricks, no matter where the king wad.
West, another flight c player, pitched a spade, instead of ruffing with the 5 or 6. The first discard by a defender is frequently from a 5 card holding. So you can play spades through West ( a 5 catd holding). Your 8th trick will be a 3rd spade trick as hard to see as it is. After 3 rounds of trump, E has the only 1 left, the king. He van ruff a spade with it, but you still get 3. To go with 3 hearts and 2 diamonds. As long as you don't pitch a spade from either hand.

Very similar in NT.
Aug. 12
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One of your spade tricks has been ruffed.
You must pitch a diamond and not the 6 or you lose a diamond ttick.
The cute thing on this hand is if you pitch a diamond and not a spade, you get a 3rd spade by “hook” or crook.
Aug. 12
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