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Richard,

Frustration.
So much potential unrewarding volatility.
I'm hoping for convertibility of values.
34 minutes ago
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We could belong in clubs or NT.
an hour ago
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A feature of suction vs strong/artificial that I really like.
Partner should know that I have dias and clubs.
an hour ago
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Might a world class player be risking -800 to keep us from finding +920 or +1440? So my 5 is forcing to 6 invitational to 7.
2 hours ago
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Maybe relevant is the difference in people's attitudes.
Some are tolerant, some are not.

Some very strong players recognize it. Others don't.

Think of past and future law changes.
Some laws are wrong or inadequate.
3 hours ago
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The 1 before was about 4 mos ago.
But what if the next 1 is next mo?

I blame the rules. And it may take years for something to happen.

My early experience was circa 1980. I had ~100 masterpoints and my mentor had 3000. Since then I was aware that stronger players than me did it. Early 50's. High level competition. Bermuda Bowl. US vs Spain. Oswald Jacoby vs Culbertson.

Roth/Stone. KS before spiteful laws.

Murray.
4 hours ago
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The free raise or jump to 5 of a major in strong auctions used to be in the Encyc of Bridge under “Subtle Slam Try”.
It's still in there under another name on slam bidding.

It's kind of rare but useful in other auctions.
It might be the only way to locate a stiff or Kx in the opps or the unqbid suit.
6 hours ago
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A late entry buster spade lead to break up a pseudo/real sequential? double squeeze?
7 hours ago
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I was thinking about an ambitious LTC counter (4). 3 should be ~8. Bidding 4 over 3 seems uncomfortable.
These auctions are uncomfortable.
Bidding 4 over 4 could be called wrong.
4N? That could be more than stiff 9.
Sometimes if there isn't 1 way to make a contract there is another. Even ironically.
Those in 3N made 6.
7 hours ago
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Spade void, diamond holding, 5th club.
When am I going to and how am I going to describe those?
True -d shows my hearts.
We haven't missed a heart fit yet.
Partner's freebids or the rest of the auction will be meaningful to me a lot more than me trying to describe my hand.
10 hours ago
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I wonder who's got clubs.
No I don't.
10 hours ago
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Hopefully partner is sufficiently requited. Yah, yah club stopper and some hearts.
10 hours ago
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Sometimes you just don't have any nice bids.
10 hours ago
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This hand is a speculation on my part, since we were in 4 making 4 for a disappointing result. Some were in NT.


QJ82
JT8
A65
T92
AK7653 T
K542 A9
9 KQJ743
J6 AK84
94
Q763
T82
Q7653
East's bidding is not totally unjustified?
11 hours ago
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If we have them, won't my double of 3 encourage partner to double 4 and not worry about them running to 4?
June 16
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The “limelight” is not over there on partner.
June 16
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Or optimism.
Elixir for mtchpt gluttony.
LTT distraction.
June 16
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I really like this treatment.
Partner bids 6 dia with 1st round control in diamonds.
6 with a stiff dia.
5N with the protected K.
June 16
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More important to get the overtricks than worry about how many down or 4-1 heart break.

I'm playing a spade to the king and ruff a dia.

I got an unlucky draw if my lho is better than the rest of the players in that position.
June 16
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I want my double to be partner can pass or bid.
June 15
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