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Why do you need 2 ways of transfering to hearts?
Sept. 8
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2-2-2NT-4 (natural)
Sept. 7
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To those voting 1NT: if we have the same poll in 3 days time how are you voting?

(Just in case you are not sure, this is a trick question.)
Sept. 7
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Dear Michael,
I read with interest every post you make on BW; you are obviously a keen student of the game and write with style and eloquence. Clearly you are destined to be a top class player.

However; please accept that on this occasion you scored 9 out of 10 on the dick-o-meter and then you can move on.

Best regards,
‘A well-wisher’
Sept. 6
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Good learning point, ask for advice, don't offer it.

The lady made a mistake, chalk up your plus score, don't rub her nose in it (that's her partner's job!)
Sept. 6
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Unfortunately there's only one of them available when it matters.
Sept. 5
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I passed 2 and was made to regret it.
Sept. 5
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OOPS; just North.

It pays to scroll down!
Sept. 5
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I'm struggling to imagine many hands where we defeat 4 but don't make 4 or 4.
Sept. 5
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FWIW I was dummy on this hand and (apart from a pair who defended 1NT) we were the only ones not to bid game. Everyone got the 7 lead and easily wrapped up 10 tricks.

I would have led the 7 as I don't like leading a doubleton that has so little chance of producing a ruff. I accept that leading a diamond has other chances.

I will post the hand separately because:
a) there is no easy way to do it here (BW enehancement request!)
b) double-dummy says 10 tricks always possible and its not easy to see how!
Sept. 5
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Given the choice of declaring the weaker hands long suit or the stronger ones it's usually better to play in the weaker hands suit.
Sept. 5
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A lot of effort goes into finding 4-4 major suit fits, you have found one so why ignore it?
Sept. 5
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Or an undisclosed suit such as AQJ985…
Sept. 5
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Partner may have a different view if he could see my hand.
Sept. 5
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This hand is much more suited to offence than defence and we have a good 6 card major partner doesn't know about.
Sept. 5
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I want to be in the best contract.
Sept. 4
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4 today, tomorrow and next week.
Sept. 4
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10+
Sept. 4
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Pass forces XX gives you more options to escape; so it comes at a cost, what doesn't?
Sept. 4
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