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I responded 1 also and think 3NT is kind of grotesque. Give West one more club and one less heart and we can go down in 3NT while cold for 6 of either minor.

Make partner's hearts AJ tight and take away the ace of diamonds and the jack of clubs and we want to be in 3NT from partner's side.
A 1 response would achieve that.

Give partner some balanced hand with Qxx and we also want to play from his side.

I'm all for concealing info from the opponents but responding 3NT on this hand carries that idea way the heck overboard.
Sept. 24
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Summon up my courage and bid 3S. If I had opened 1S would I be better placed? I could pass but we might have a massive undisclosed club fit.
Sept. 18
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11 PM
Sept. 15
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Unsolicited advice is rarely welcome and will often provoke an angry response. So you shouldn't have commented. That has little to do with your nlm status.
Sept. 5
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I know what I'm leading too, if South doesn't run.
Sept. 5
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I'm sure you are right. It just seems we are likely to go down when the heart finesse loses anyway. Even without an uppercut we often have a trump loser.
Aug. 29
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Heart finesse will win if you take it before discarding.
queen of clubs, heart finesse to 9, AK of clubs, back to spades for discard and repeat heart finesse.
Aug. 29
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We want the queen of spades to make it harder for them to draw trump. If I've got xxx and partners got Jxxx I might not be able to get any ruffs.
Aug. 24
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We incorporate the 3 card limit raise into our 2 response. 2 is either a GF with clubs, a balanced GF or the LR. Opener rebids naturally except that 2 is waiting. This puts some extra pressure on the 2 sequences but solves the problem of getting too high with the 3 card LR.
Aug. 23
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I said at some point during this thread that I was not at the table and my OP was based on information from other people.
July 14
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Well, if you think 3 is disgusting:

On Kibitz the Pros Dan Korbel and Sylvia Shi play some of the Common Game hands vs Dave Berkowitz and Gary Cohler. They each record a video of their thought process on the hands. You can access them at bridgefinesse.com/kibitz/

This hand is from 7/9. The pro who held this hand perpetrated not 3, but 4.
July 11
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Michael, that's my error. I misdescribed the play. He did pitch 2 diamonds and no clubs from dummy and tried to claim 10 tricks.

I was mostly concerned with whether he should be allowed to notice that the club jack didn't fall and make 9 tricks or be forced to play clubs immediately and go down.
July 10
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True.
Actually I think I may have misstated the play and he really stiffed the queen of diamonds rather than pitching a club from dummy. But he could indeed have lost a diamond as well as the hearts and club. I wasn't at the table but heard afterward what had happened.

What I was interested in was: if he really said something about the jack of clubs falling does that entitle him to notice that it didn't fall under the queen and realize the rest of the clubs aren't good.
July 10
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Declarer has 9 tricks now but if he tries to cash the club queen and 10 before all the spades and diamonds the opponents could then cash 2 hearts for down 1
July 10
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They've already taken 2 - the club king and diamond ace, John.
July 10
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I can't tell you how to practice Richard, but you can prepare for the sessions by taking a large dose of anti-anxiety medicine an hour before you play.
July 8
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I noticed that I had omitted the passes late in the process and I couldn't figure out how to edit my hand diagram without redoing the whole thing, so I just added a line to my text.
June 27
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To me 0 or 2 means we play the card we would have led if playing coded 9's, 10's and J's. So 10 will be 109x, KJ10 or AJ10. Jack will be J10x. 0 or 2 higher, not 0 or 2 touching cards. Jack not 9 from J109x.
June 26
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My thought was ace at trick 2 and low club at trick 3. If we can reach dummy we will make at least 9 tricks. LHO might even duck with Qxx of clubs worrying that his partner might have Kx.
June 26
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A Kantar book on defense I read a very long time ago said to play splits show 0 or 2 higher. That still seems best to me.
June 26
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