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This is a wily declarer and is good enough to drop the J from AJ97 if needs must.
May 13
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West not leading a 2nd trump looks very much like he is trying to tempt you into ruffing the . Now even if 3-3 they get a to ditch one on the clubs.
April 13
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Expertise, time and resources.

You could sample 1000 hands in the expected range of the 2s bidder and the 4 spade bidder. For each of these 1000, you pick the 8 most likely leads, you simulate the play and accumulate the results. You need to take account for IMP and MP scoring.
Now you have the results for one hand.
April 12
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This seems likes the simplest bid ever. The problem with 1
is that when the auction proceeds 1 2 4, you are at sea and faced with the last guess.
April 5
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Now, how do we go about cancelling with airbnb.com without getting ripped off? We must have some leverage?
March 12
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2s and 3d are jointly polling close to 60%

I didn't mention 3S at all, at MP it's my choice. However, at IMPs 3S risks leaving to much money on the table.
Nov. 16, 2019
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I'm surprised 4D polled so low. I think a control rich 5 loser is worth more than 2s/3d.
xx xxx KQxx,Axxx scores slam often enough.
Nov. 15, 2019
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I remember playing Vs Bernard and Rhona in Killarney years ago when I was in bridge nappys. I overcalled and they bid my suit twice to reach a right sided 3NT. Both Bernard and Rhona were at pains to explain what was going on. RIP
June 7, 2019
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If your opponent is capable of robbing you blind with their 2S, then Dbl is mandatory and pay off when they have the points in the right places.

It's like camping in the woods, mostly lots of fun but danger may be lurking.
March 30, 2019
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Nice work guys, taking a leaf out of the Caps playbook!
Oct. 6, 2018
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Partner bid 2, but it's a 2 bid
Aug. 22, 2018
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At the table, I decided to go for game so I bid 2 hoping that pd will raise with 1 trick over 3.

The consensus is clearly Dbl which has another string to its bow and you still can reach game if they wriggle to a red suit.

What do you think of a pass holding
xx AQxx xxxx Qxx ?
Aug. 22, 2018
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BW has been slow to unmask my original message, so here is the updated version …

I might lead a trump.
IMO the default signal would be SP. But you should entertain the possibility of 3 in declarers hand in which case East will give attitude.
Feb. 2, 2018
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Could be 8x
Feb. 1, 2018
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Feb. 1, 2018
James Heneghan edited this comment Feb. 1, 2018
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Confucius say, (s)he who double must have lead.
Jan. 19, 2018
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Bidding 3S took away losing options from your weak/moderate opponents and risked even less match points thank you eventually got.

Hyper aggression rarely pays vs weak/moderate opponents as these actions box them into making a pragmatic decisions.
Sept. 22, 2017
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I give South the Kx(x), 6/7 and the A and presumably the K. With S holding 7, you need to bang down the A and hope the K drops.

If south has Kx,Ax,AKxxxx,Kxx and you cont. a , you are ok while a hands South the contract. However, Pard might have bid 3 with AQxxx,xxx,xx,Qxx

South might have KQx,Ax,AKxxx,Kxx but he may have opted for 2N???

So I'm guessing bang down the A.
April 4, 2016
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Bridge is more complex than poker/backgammon (all incomplete information games), but in bridge you need two bots co-operating with each other optimally whilst also needing to disclose their methods/system to opponents - none of the other games require this. This latter part may be the tricky bit - translating the bot thinking into language (points/controls/length). However, I've no doubt bots will win when the combination of interest in the game and prize money offered reaches the required threshold.
Prediction: Less than 10 years.
March 9, 2016
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Hi Ed, I don't think x by North is good judgement.
Jan. 22, 2016
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