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Kieran: You do have a point. :)
But I read about someone with something like Kx Kx AKQJxxx Kx who opened 1C. He walked the dog until they doubled him in 2NT when he ofc redoubled. -8(!) and his wife never stopped telling people ‘He never took a trick’. I think it was in ‘Tops and bottoms’ I read that.
8 hours ago
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"“I have no trick partner, do you?“ Now partner sits with Qxx in trumps… :o
June 12
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Oh, clubs broke 4-3 if that matters.
June 11
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Ok. But beeing ironic in a international forum like this is, might cause some of us non english speakers misunderstand. :/
But this one I really should not have been fooled by! :) @duh@
June 6
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Stopping them from bidding 1 over 1 might not be top priority. :)
June 6
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Tom: Famous last word. :)
May 30
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I bet you will se pass pass pass after 3D.
May 30
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Nice hand!!

I also wrote about a vice squeeze some months ago.
Strangely the vice suit was diamonds and the last trick and the beer would be won by the diamond 7!

Looking at the diagram on page 1, I wonder how many players at that stage would see a vice squeeze might develop later in play.
I believe exactly zero.
May 14
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Maybe the robots will not notice?
April 26
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I have always wondered by this void showing + number of aces.
Because in Sweden, bids on the 6th level show 2 and void in the bid suit.
But if I refused to show my shortness last round, why would I do it now?
April 26
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I know there was a short recording of Belladonna and Garozzo taken for the swedish news during BB 1983.
Most likely, if there was anything, just a minute or two, perhaps even less than that.
The swedish TD told me this short clip might have lost the title for Italy in favour of US.
Because when the TV cameras, TV people and all the cables for lamps etc etc suddenly entered the playing room Garozzo misunderstood a call from the other side of the screen and Italy lost the board because of this confusion, and the diff was larger than the diff when the match ended.

I doubt there is a chance to find the clip (if there ever was one) and I even doubt it is of any intrest at all.
April 26
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My good friend PO Sundelin always tells our team to NEVER use names of conventions.
This when explaining, write on the CC, or perhaps even when asking opps.
Not sure if he means Lightner in this context,but he has a point worth to remember.
April 25
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This topic reminds me of my first bridge trip to US.
Von Zedtwits pairs in Washington DC 2009.
A very well known wold champion italian was declaring.

He was in 6hearts and the trump suit was something like:

AJ7x

K8xx

They had a bidding misunderstanding and the last few bids were not in control.

West led a trump.
Vwkwc declarer played low and the queen came from RHO.
Now another trump and west followed low again.

I think his thought process was something that reminds of the OP.
-:"Who is this east? Would he play the queen from QT or Q9?

2. Some players always wants to do something tricky.
If East on the OP deal playes high-low in trumps (usually odd number), it might against theese ‘tricksters’, be a reason to belive they have Hxxx and finess.
April 25
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The TORPAR convention must do well on some boards.
April 22
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True. But 55 majors (admittedly rare) must do something clever too. (Pass maybe)
April 22
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So a 5-4-2-2 hand is described as a 5S4D hand?
April 21
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If we have 5Sp and 4H and they open 1H? What do we do then if we want to overcall?
April 20
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page 23 has a Avarelli Pabis-T mixup
April 16
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“In Reese's book Master Play, one of the best chapters is Playing on an Assumption.”

Held a class on that theme last week.
It is one of my favourite classes for players who left the beginners lvl, starting to climb up further.
I usually use Reese's 3sp or 4sp example hand. It is a great lesson.
April 14
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I think Mike Lawrence and Eddie Kantar defended a contract this way by discarding and discarding and discarding … until partner got the setting ruff. Was it 1990?
Any way, it is worth to remember such a play.
April 11
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