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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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Patrick: You’re wrong here. If the bidder notices that he pulled the wrong bidding card after 15 seconds, the law is absolutely clear: as long as his partner hasn’t bid yet, the bid can be changed.

The interesting part is how the TD could be certain that’s what happened, though. It would be very difficult for me to be sure enough of that to allow the change.
Dec. 10, 2019
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Held Euro Teams 1985 and 2002.
Dec. 5, 2019
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T/O of spades.
Dec. 5, 2019
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Why would you allow the 3NT bid? East has UI from partners alert of 2. Bidding 3NT over 3 is clearly based on UI; I would definitely adjust, ruling based on disallowing 3NT and probably replacing it with 4 and take it from there. Polling both the east and west hands would be needed.
Nov. 30, 2019
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18-19 BAL with my regulat pd, weak with others.
Nov. 29, 2019
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Agree with east passing over 3 to show some extras. After the forcing pass, east should have doubled, to show a minimum, bidding 5 should show more than this.
Nov. 27, 2019
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Difficult to lead the ace from KQ, though. :)

Do you lead the queen for attitude, then?
Nov. 23, 2019
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Standard count? It’s definitely an attitude position for me. Not playing standard attitude, I’d have to give attitude with the 4. But we’d set them that way.
Nov. 23, 2019
ATB
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Totally agree.
Nov. 20, 2019
ATB
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I’d make a game try with the north hand, by bidding 4.
Nov. 20, 2019
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Bid 1NT without a stopper, they haven't even promised a suit, opening 1m.
Nov. 18, 2019
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Raise on a doubleton would be very unwise, I’d not recomend playing on Qx vs xxxx as trumps.
Nov. 18, 2019
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Must be an American thing, though it used to be standard here in the old days. 1 would be 4+ and forcing for me. 2 in the sequence given would not show a suit for me.
Nov. 17, 2019
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On Tuesday you can play at Golia BK, at Golia Velhus. They start at 18:00, you get there by the Metro, line 3, a 12 minutes ride from Jernbanetorget station (the Metro station beside Oslo Central Station). Just show up 5-10 minutes before play starts.

On Wednesday you can play at Departementenes BK. They start at 17:00, and play at the National Bank. You need to be let in there, contact Espen Paus - espen.paus at gmail.com.
Nov. 11, 2019
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I strongly disagree with south’s double and north’s pass.

However, that’s got nothing to do with the ruling of the case.
If the EW agreement is that 2 shows both majors, NS should have got that explanation. With this knowledge, south would never double 2. Thus, if both majors was indeed the agreement, the TD should adjust the score, rolling the contract back to 2 undoubled
Nov. 2, 2019
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Just approved the masterpoints report from the club, and checked the results too. Seems like it wasn't your best effort. Good to hear you got to play, though.
Oct. 31, 2019
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Tomorrow it’s the district teams Championships.

Departementenes Bridgeclub do play, though. Send an email to espen.paus at gmail.com.
Oct. 29, 2019
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What's a decent field to you?

In my local club (many inexperienced and low level players), I'd expect 60-65% from bidding 6NT. In a strong field, much less.
Oct. 21, 2019
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1 - 1 (6-9 bal/ any)
1N - 2 (11-14, GF)
3 - 4 (5, support ST)
4 - 4
4 - 4N
5 - 7N

2 - 2 (strong, waiting)
2!N - 4 (20-21, ST, 5 since we didn's show them initially)
4 - 4N (fake cue, knowing partner have a ctrl, RKB
5 - 5N (2+Q, we have all keys)
7N
Oct. 21, 2019
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A precision 2 doesn't define their hand well at all, since it't a sort of 2-way bid with either a 1-suited club hand or a 2-suiter with clubs and a major, and it's a problematic opening for them, which asks for intervention.
Oct. 21, 2019
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