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Yes, I thought there might be a question if my double was showing hearts.

Where are the hearts? If partner doesn't have them, do the opps?

So I double and hope whatever happens is worth it.
11 hours ago
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Maybe it makes just 1 spade.
Or 1N.
Or the opponents can make 2 diamonds.
14 hours ago
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Congrats to the spade leaders.
14 hours ago
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I take some problems as mystical challenges.
I lead the A hoping goats and heros sometimes have something in common. But I had a plan.
15 hours ago
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The double of 4 dias looks more like penalty than lead directing. Or more like a pass.
So now figure out if partner thought you made a lead director.
And if she/he passes you would make the lead you reminded yourself to make.
Or, people that make lead directors never lead the suit they doubled for.
If partner has a void, isn't dias about the only place?

Who are your culprits?
What was this 4 bid?
And how was it taken?
The 6 bidder didn't bid 4N or 6.

The 6 bidder must have some control in diamonds.
Lho has the spade ace?
How does partner ever get you to lead a club?
16 hours ago
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Something might drive me to it.
Playing in the Bermuda Bowl against Spain.
My chances of getting away with it somewhere else would be higher than me playing in the BB.

My CC is marked 0+.
There are some hands with 2 jacks that I wouldn't open.
And I pass 4333 10 counts that have dogs in every tree, because I have defense for every suit.
March 20
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50/50.
A. It is.
B. It isn't.
March 20
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So I have a minimum in values.
And if some of it was in diamonds, I think my hand would be even more negative.
It's not like I expect partner to get excited if he thinks I have a diamond stopper.
Why do I just hate pass?
March 20
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You can't. As long as partner knows whatever you rebid can be this hand.
It's not like “Why didn't this hand just open 1N?” isn't ringing in my ears.
March 19
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The auction is highly revealing.
Your partner might not have any hcp.
After the 5N bid on your right and the pass on your left, you might be able to reconstruct the actual hand.
March 19
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Bonus question: how did the group get its name? And I don't mean the one that doesn't float or grackle.
March 19
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The clubs were hidden on your right and the spades on your left. In this club matchpoint field you needed to find a declarer that takes many finesses.
March 18
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We get old and have more and farther back to look.
I was thinking of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page even though he's not in it. And the time in my life.

And Carlos Santana and Michelle Branch is so cute.
March 18
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I thought of having a poll on this first.
Then I went with my blind faith bid like so many other things we do at bridge. Like East not showing kings. And North leading his 4th best club.
March 18
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I had a feeling of that. Do you have a non-freaking bid?
March 18
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If declarer can cinch 4 spades, no lead (except a king, 13 tricks) from either side can stop 12 tricks.
A club lead from south gives declarer 3 club tricks.

3 made 12 tricks, 6 didn't.
Those that got 4 spade tricks might have had blind faith.
March 18
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Sounds good to me. Maybe I was overcome by extrinsics. I wasn't happy with our auction. Partner is not a strong bidder. Our game felt good. For me, a lot of questions that I didn't know how to resolve. I kept all of my transportation intact, probably more than I needed. And took a line of least resistance playing lho for the Q. I like your idea of waiting on the spades.
March 18
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At trick 1 I would not assume 4 spades immediately.
March 18
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The dictionary and non bridge playing people do not associate peempt with weak.

I think it's so cute when partner makes a preemptive bid and an opp asks “how do you take that bid?”, if you say premptive, they say thank you.
March 18
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In anatomy your karina is at a point of bifurcation in your body. So I felt more like Robert Frost. Wondering about “The Road Not Taken” or the one “less traveled by”.

And now I diverge: you could probably convince some people that a bifurc of gas is a burp rather than a fart.
March 17
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