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Just for the record, I think it was 100% clear that Bobby should win the Blue Ribbon ruling (and I was one of the people the directors polled).
19 hours ago
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Bobby, wouldn’t you get a ruling if you were damaged on a board and it cost you an event?
20 hours ago
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A Diamond return is correct.

Declarer held xx QJ8xxx T9xx T

You need to prevent declarer from scoring two ruffs early. To do this, you need to knock out one of dummy's entries before declarer is void in a black suit. If declarer scores two ruffs early, he cannot be prevented from scoring 2 trump tricks later.
23 hours ago
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I think so. Double says that you are willing to hear partner bid. If you double and partner has a 5-card Major, he will certainly bid it unless he is loaded in Diamonds.
July 21
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They are playing pass-double inversion. The pass of 4d was forcing and instructed partner to double. It is not a forcing pass in the way you are used to thinking about it.

When opener passes here, he either has a penalty double or a hand with 2 places to play.
July 21
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I think North should double 4. I understand that the diamond void is a problem, but we really don’t want to play a Major at the 5-level.
July 21
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I would bid 2 100 out of 99 times.
July 18
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You shouldn't play picture bids anyway. I played it for 25 years and it never came up.
July 16
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Double would be responsive anyway.
July 12
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And which one of them is going to double us? The 3rd seat preemptor or his partner?

Not to mention that we are not down yet, and they are certainly making 3.
July 8
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If you had the same hand without the Q, would you have bid 4 last train? That would be a nice fitting hand, Ace-fifth opposite partner's singleton.

Having underbid last round, this hand has a clear raise now.
July 7
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What does your last sentence mean? Does it mean that if you open 1 that your partner will double the opponents in 3NT if he has 9 points because he feels ethically constrained to?
June 30
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I don't like the initial pass at all. You could have a game in either Major, even with a hand that partner is not strong enough to make a strong jump shift on.

For example, AKxx xx AKQxx xx is cold for game on 3-2 spades. Granted this is a perfect-fitting hand, but partner could be stronger too.

Also, if opponents can make 3NT, your initial pass makes it easier for them to find it.
June 27
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June 23
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June 23
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Yet another auction that would have gone better if responder with a GF and 4 spades had started with 2 instead of 1.
June 23
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I assume that I am the responder and there is an extra pass in the auction.
June 23
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Okay. I was assuming that there was an opening 2 bid to show an opening hand with club length. If 2 meant something else, then that would certainly change things.
June 21
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4NT should be both minors with longer diamonds. If you are going to bid here, you should bid 5, which should show both minors with equal or longer clubs.
June 21
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Richard, you got confused. His void is in spades.
I think either:
- KJx AJxxx QJTxx
or
- xx AJxxx QJTxxx
June 20
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