Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Jeff Miller
1 2 3 4 5
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Found someone. Thanks.
July 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I had to cancel my trip for personal reasons and I still have a room at the Cosmopolitan, beginning today – Thursday. Please message me right away if interested.
July 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
@mike. I didn’ Know that Yogi played bridge.
Nov. 28, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Suppose declarer has a two-way guess to make the contract. If he guesses wrong, no call. If he guesses right, you claim damage.
Aug. 4, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I chose ‘should’ to make it a factor, but not decisive. Should I have added another choice, perhaps?
Aug. 4, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Maribeth and I are so sorry, Peggy. He will be missed by all of us.
May 14, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
“book” lead not indicated here
March 27, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Excellent choices!
Feb. 19, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
An excellent selection!
Jan. 25, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I very much appreciate the participation and thoughtful comments. Partner seems to have room for one card, even if holding the top diamonds (as seems likely). If it is the club ace, it will take care of itself. If it is the heart king, you need to switch to a heart right now. If it is the spade king, you can signal for spades on the run of the diamonds, but you have missed the chance to run the spade suit – surely a good MP score.
Aug. 22, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I should have noted MP's – sorry. Not four spades. Either way, a diamond return leaves partner on lead after running the suit (however long). You can signal for a spade along the way…..
Aug. 21, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Working out partner's diamond length is only part of the problem. A higher diamond spot might also have suggested five. Assuming the diamonds run, what do you expect partner to do next?
Aug. 21, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Ok. Peter and Adam have convinced me.
July 11, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
This would also have been an interesting bidding problem, since neither table got the hand played from the right side. The 1NT responder was 3343 with no cards in either spades or clubs. Partner had 5 hearts headed by the Jack, but he did have ATx of clubs over dummy's KX. Any club lead works fine.
April 12, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thanks to all of the voters, and especially those commenting. 4S and 5H each go down one on careful defense, but bidding one more does put the pressure on.
April 12, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I wonder if anyone plays a double here as maximal style. It seems like it might be a high-frequency situation.

My partner passed my 3S call, holding KQJxx, X, AJTx, QTx. He felt that I had enough to bid 4, and that it would pressure the opps.

While I appreciate the views on the right evaluation, I am curious about what “double” would mean. Responsive does not seem very useful.
April 10, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thanks to all those who voted and especially for the range of thoughtful comments. While a particular hand is only one piece of evidence, it is interesting. In this case, partner had J954 AJ76 JT8 J5. When responder bid 1 he was able to raise to 2 creating the crowding effect that some mentioned. This led opener to bid 3 on AQ QT3 5 AT87632. Responder, with KT87 K842 K643 Q naturally bid the doomed 3NT.

Without the overcall at one table, opener bid just 2 over the 1 response and responder took the low road.

While several bids might have been different, it seems that the 1 overcall had an effect.
March 2, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I actually meant “unthinkable” as part of a general preamble, not a reference to this bid. I'm sure we have all made our share of light overcalls, esp those like 1 over 1 and 2 over 1.
March 2, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Nice hands! I enjoyed. Steve and I worked in the same office for a few years. I would bring him my problems – a wide variety of bidding and play. He got them all right – all of them. Sometimes it was something like “here is the bid to get partner to clarify.”

At some point he agreed to play with me in a regional in Wisconsin. I played in five events and won four of them, my best finish ever. You can guess my partner in the fifth event:)

Steve continues to exhibit a high standard of skill, table feel, and (of course) results.
March 1, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have my own way of scoring a regional. Since I still have to work, I compare my results only to players who competed in the same events. I could not beat them in the others. (Just as they could not beat me in the stock market on those days). Therefore, unless you were first in the Swiss where I was 2nd, I win:) (Just kidding of course. Congratulations on a fine showing).

I also find interesting the method of calculating MPs won versus those available. In the old days (well before your were born) the Minneapolis guys had an array of such statistics – slugging pct and a few others. It was great fun.
March 1, 2017
1 2 3 4 5
.

Bottom Home Top