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In Stockholm (1983) Vivaldi overcalled 1NT with 19, while Weichsel doubled.
Aug. 7, 2019
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Yes, even if I like Richards suggestion of 4, I personally think 4 is even better IF North understands it. Admittedly this is a big IF.
Aug. 4, 2019
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And in a club contract?
Aug. 3, 2019
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Another post where the ‘create article’ editor have compressed the text making it hard (or almost) impossible to read in a comfortable way.

I think the site admin should do something about this unfortunate state of beeing.
July 23, 2019
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A similar situation happened many years ago.

1H (1S) 2NT (3S)
4C (4S) P (P)
4NT (5S) P* (P)
Dbl (P) 6H

2NT was a heart raise.
P over 4S was encouraging.
4NT was RKCB
P* over 5S showed even.
Dbl was slow.
Responder also had the HQ so he bid the slam.
When asked why, he said -:My respond would have been 5S unless opps bid that, so 2 + Q is enough to bid slam even after a slow double.
July 10, 2019
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Mr Reese, who named the squeeze, also has this kind of squeeze in his Steppingstone chapter.

xx
K
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Ax
A
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Hearts are blocked. But either defender alone with the spade guard and two hearts are squeezed in the majors when the ace of diamonds is cashed.
By todays definition, this is NOT a Steppingstone, but Reese called it that. Probably because the tricks are there, but due to the block, they can not be taken easily.
Richard Pavlicek told me he call it a ‘upside down squeeze’. A name I like.
July 9, 2019
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True. The vice clutches in a suit defenders have the highest card. Here clubs, if east has the queen and west the ace.
I was far to quick with my first comment. :(
July 8, 2019
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If West has KQJT(x) of hearts it would be a ‘Vice squeeze’. But I suppose he would lead a heart from that.
July 8, 2019
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Ed: Right here on BW. I use Firefox.
July 4, 2019
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This happens to me too when I write an article here.
I do put in spaces and new lines, but somehow the text is combined as was (I assume) Steves.
Very annoying, and after I do preview, many articles have been left unpublished due to this misfortune.
July 4, 2019
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4H + 5H

I recall someone in TBW who checked many (all?) MSC contracts when the players made 2 foggy quebids after oneother, as 4H + 5H here would be.
The statistics showed that this (qbid + qubid) was a MAJOR loser in MSC. I think the double quebidders found the right contract seldom, and that is I recall a clear understatement.
Does anyone remember the BW with this article?I think 2 quebids had about 10% sucess rate.

Back then, almost 40 years ago after reading the BW article, my partner and I made our own convention.
A quebid followed by another quebid, shows exactly one king extra from previos bidding and exactly 4441 with a stiff in opps suit.

In those almost 40 years this never came up. A splendid result for our convention! :)

One thing worse than quebid + quebid said the article, was quebid + quebid + quebid. That had zero % sucess if my memory serves me.
June 27, 2019
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Would not high heart + low club be more “I don't want a heart, and I have stuff in clubs”?
Low club + high heart would then be “pls lead a club”. With for example x xxxx QJ9 AKJ93
Then comes the C9 which is an awkvard card.
June 22, 2019
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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.
June 19, 2019
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"“I have no trick partner, do you?“ Now partner sits with Qxx in trumps… :o
June 12, 2019
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Oh, clubs broke 4-3 if that matters.
June 11, 2019
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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, 2019
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Stopping them from bidding 1 over 1 might not be top priority. :)
June 6, 2019
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Tom: Famous last word. :)
May 30, 2019
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I bet you will se pass pass pass after 3D.
May 30, 2019
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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, 2019
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