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Hermod: I was in Geneva 1990 and I always thought Germany should have withdrawn at that stage when the error was found, no matter what the strict law said.
In our case, we were never aware of any error until after the tournament.
Oct. 15, 2015
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“Sweden's decision to play in the knock out phase was both offensive and disgraceful.”

We made no decision at all. I heard about this on the airport, when we were heading home.
Oct. 14, 2015
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“Mike: Psychic controls were banned by the ACBL many years ago.”

Is not DRURY a kind of psychic control check?

P 1Sp
2C 2Sp = I do not have an opening bid
Oct. 13, 2015
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In Valkenburg, I think it was 1980, one of our players (Flodqvist) had AJxx AJ9x Axx xx vs 1NT-3NT . He led a major ace to get a signal, so he could switch to the other major before the DA was gone, if the first suit was wrong. That lead problem even made it to ‘The BW Master Solvers Club’, and if my memory do not fail me, a lot of solvers failed to find either of the aces and selected a small card instead from one or the other major.
Kokish wrote (from my memory) “Flodqvist found this lead in Valkenburg, and so should we all.” Obviously the ace leads were not very popular back then.

I know the ace lead can often be right, but as had been pointed out, it will often create weird results when partner think you have a different hand and suit for the ace lead.

Roger R@ Would it be clear to shift to diamonds after the HA lead on the actual hand? And can you pls post the two hands you saw when the ace lead was better here in Chennai? I am really interested to see them, as I missed them completely in the wash.
Thank you.
Oct. 8, 2015
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Not zero, but quite low as many would maybe lead a spade with that combination. Against us they took the DK and finessed clubs in a few seconds.
Oct. 4, 2015
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After such a nice lead it is hard to put all the blame on south, so he just (as the poll option suggests) get almost all the blame.
Oct. 1, 2015
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I never thought he did, David. I just thought 2NT=18-19 in this sequence is so weird and wrong, even if once in a million might be right. See you in Chennai?
Sept. 25, 2015
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Haha, and when that specific scenario happens next time the 18-19 hand has missed 10273 penalty doubles. :)
Sept. 24, 2015
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So one player has 18-19hcp. The next player has 14hcp. And the third has a redouble. What kind of a card deck is this?
Sept. 24, 2015
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2NT is a very very weird bid.
Sept. 23, 2015
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As 3C is pure competitive, 3NT must be something extraordinary else he would not bid 3NT. Not sure Qxx is good enough, but AQx is. And spades stopped and hearts stopped. (Without the heart stopper he could bid 3Sp.) How about JT9x Ax xxxx AQx? My vote was 5C.
Sept. 13, 2015
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This reminds me about a deal when two of the best swedish players bid 1C-1D;1NT-2D

They had agreed to play 2C puppet to 2D and 2D GF, after 1x-1y;1NT, but was the convention on after 1C-1D?

Im with Josh. Convention is ON even if it makes some sense to turn it OFF after 1C-1D.
Sept. 11, 2015
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Did not west follow with a count card in hearts when that suit was played?
Sept. 8, 2015
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If UK can have 4 teams, why can not US have 50? :)
Sept. 7, 2015
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Made a mistake. Erased the post.
Sept. 2, 2015
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Dale: Bidding 4 and then higher and higher to a grandslam still worked in Lille 2012.
Aug. 28, 2015
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So at the table they told you one thing. (Actually two different things depending on who you asked)
And then later on Steve gets a third different explanation?
This is strange. So strange that I am wondering what is going on?
I hope it isn't me that misunderstood something.
Aug. 27, 2015
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Many say only hearts and spades are in the picture. Why not clubs? It is after all the only suit that dummy has mentioned, even if both 2C and 6C are artificial.
(Yes, he didnt double 6C but who would double 6C with AQ of clubs?)
Aug. 27, 2015
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Jeannie: The Forcing Pass by their opponents was only made on one side of the screen so only one of them could alert IF, and I wanna know if, the pass really was forcing.
The committee obviously thought so, but how did they check? Maybe there was another CC than the one I linked to above.
Aug. 26, 2015
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