All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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If you divide by the number of tables, you Get +9.9 for bidding the slam and -1.1 for staying in game in the example you look at. The difference is 11 IMPs, which is mathematically correct.
March 3, 2013
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March 2, 2013
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The ten second pause after the skip bid should me more than plenty to decide.
March 2, 2013
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As others I'd have bid 7 over 5NT. Now I bid 7.
Feb. 28, 2013
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I really don't understand this. I've played Acolish systems for ages before changing to a 2/1 version some years ago. A jump shift or a junp rebid by opener after 2/1 (10+) has always been GF in my book. I understand that it's very different in England from what we're been doing here in Norway.
Feb. 28, 2013
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If double doesn't show a GF hand with hearts, I don't understand the logic used. Anyway, I haven't got a double, whatever it means. The hand doesn't fit a t/o double, nor do I think I have the strength for a cooperative double.

To me the choise is between pass an 3. I might be overbidding with RHO having a strong hand with hearts and clubs, possibly 4-5. I'm bidding 3, though.
Feb. 28, 2013
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But why would we reach 6 vs that hand? I'd definitely go to 6NT as long as pd didn't superaccept nor support s.
Feb. 28, 2013
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But responder will bid 6NT after partner didn't superaccept or support diamonds. 6NT is very close to 50%, thus not a great slam. But still OK.
Feb. 28, 2013
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4 is the only way to set spades now, except bidding 4. I`m too strong for that.
Feb. 26, 2013
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Bob; read the OP again. Partner opened 1, he already showed 5.
Feb. 26, 2013
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When did I see I had piller the wrong card from the bidding box? If that was before parner passed, I could lawfully (L25A) have changed my bid to 2 without any consequences.
Feb. 26, 2013
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I'd have opened 1NT, not too hard to foresee this development. I'm far too strong to rebid 1NT.
Feb. 26, 2013
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Declarer has an entry to dummy to play like this. That's got to be by playing the trump deuce to dummy. Thus you know he's got 7-8 spades.
Feb. 24, 2013
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Partner showed an iinv+ raise. 3 is OK with me, I've got a six loser hand, but not enough to bid more IMO.

I'd expect the next two bids to show stoppers initially. And pards 3NT a suggestion to play there after I showed a heart stopper. That's fine with me.
Feb. 24, 2013
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AQx Ax AKJxxx xxx is only 18 hcp, and 6 is great! I really think you need to show your diamond suit now. I still expect the field to reach slam here, and think 4NT to be just too little.
Feb. 24, 2013
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This one I thought would be unanimous. But Bob is the odd man out this far.
Feb. 24, 2013
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With 20% so far voting for passing, pass obviously is a logical alternative. Thus you're compelled to pass after partner's BIT, the laws are absolutely clear on this. I voted for double, but have changed this to pass.
Feb. 24, 2013
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Why didn't I lead a trump?
Feb. 24, 2013
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I'd expect the field to reach slam here.
Feb. 23, 2013
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OP say we play Flannery. Thus partner might have four spades.
The double it t/o, partner will take out more often than passing IMO.
Feb. 23, 2013
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