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“and LHO would have led his singleton diamond”.
Only if RHO have the A.
9 hours ago
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At the moment there's no BBO coverage from the tournament, due to a power outage. There's a storm going on in the area.

The tournament is going, though. With candle lights at the tables. Live results are up.
15 hours ago
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Eric Kokish also comes to mind.
Sept. 19
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Totally agree with MH: You’re one hcp short of your range, you’ve only got a single stopper in RHOs suit. And in addition, you’ve only got slow tricks. Overcalling 1NT isn’t aggressive or just an upgrade; it’s totally ridiculous. Passing isn’t conservative, it’s the only intelligent alternative.
Sept. 18
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It definitely looks like partner has spades. A close decision between a penalty pass and 2.
Sept. 18
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The rules are clear. Players (and TDs) need to learn and abide by the rules.
Sept. 18
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What’s your style; what’s a minimum hand for double?
Sept. 18
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Absolutely not basic for those who are unfamiliar with canapé systems.
Sept. 18
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I agree, Shiang. After recounting and getting to 15 hcp. :)
Sept. 18
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Since it’s a live auction, pass is an alternative, though. You’re not bidding 2 here only to show four of them.
Sept. 17
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I'm not sure what you're hinting at here, Matt. But playing the A and trying to get a signal in clubs is rather stupid, seeing nine clubs combined in your own hand and dummy; you know you won't be able to read partner's signal, unless he follows with the king.
Sept. 17
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2 clearly overstates our values. But if partner is 4-5M, it might be our last chance to find the spade fit.
Sept. 17
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A worse problem is that 1NT understates the strength of the hand.
Sept. 16
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Tomasz: Where’s your irony tag?
Sept. 16
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Still “only” 23 IMPs, though.
Sept. 16
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Regarding no 4: Even holding all the relevant honors, it might be vital for declarer to know your leads in planning the play. With the defenders not knowing the whole picture, he needs to know what honor to win with, and subsequently he can plan the play to let in RHO who might not know if it’s correct to return the opening lead suit or find a shift.
Sept. 15
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Me too, harald.skjaran@gmail.com
Sept. 15
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Over here it's customary for east to OK the score.
Sept. 14
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Haven’t you ever saved at slam level?
Sept. 13
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Disagree, for me it doesn't establish a forcing situation at all.
Sept. 13
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