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I would normally finesse unless I know the opponent is a capable player. If I don't know them, then the event I'm in might have some bearing, but I would normally finesse.

It would be very different to me if the length were in the dummy. Then i would only finesse against players I was confident didn't know this idea
Dec. 12
Kevin Rosenberg edited this comment Dec. 12
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Multi is a situation where many inexperienced players, especially American players due to our rules, don't know how to bid very well. Then again, most bidding situations are situations where inexperienced players don't know how to bid very well. All I'm saying is multi isn't some imp generating machine, and that if they won by a lot, it probably wasn't mostly because of multi, though of course it could have gotten them good boards.

I agree with what you said about emphasizing the rules to players in their language before entering events.
Dec. 7
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If at the table I thought that 4N might possibly have been taken as just keycard, then of course I would roll it back. But if there was no indication that South thought 4n was anything but what he said, then there should be no adjustment.
Dec. 5
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Clearly, anyone who plays multi and wins is a dishonest person who knew they were breaking the rules. After all, multi isn't legal anywhere else in the world…
Dec. 5
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I'm guessing 510 would be a good score in any event…
Nov. 29
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if partner is 6-6 in diamonds and spades, I'm pretty happy with my pass lol.

Indeed, if partner is trapping, I'd rather pass than bid 3c
Nov. 28
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I was speaking based on experience talking to other players about the auction - but my sample size is pretty small I guess.
Nov. 28
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This is one double I really love to play as penalty, but I think it's probably more standard to play as t/o. Honestly, I think you need an agreement…
Nov. 28
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ducking feels completely intuitive to me. We have no entry, and partner probably has a second club to play - I would duck trick 1, and would actually abstain here.

The fact that it's a poll what to play trick 2 also indicates we should have ducked trick 1.
Nov. 26
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To be clear, I took very little part in organizing this event. I am just a messenger
Nov. 25
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It seems pretty silly to have a way to show club weakness but not spade weakness. Responder usually has some length in clubs, and opener could be 64 in the minors but probably not in diamonds and spades.
Nov. 19
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North might make a game try. The black kings is a pretty decent game already. Not clear though. South shouldn't do more.
Nov. 19
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On all the auctions, double shows a more flexible hand. For example on auction 1, I would normally think bidding 3s showed 4-6 at least. Bidding is more shapely on all the auctions. I wouldn't say bidding promises 5 spades on any auction, but perhaps it should on 2 and 4. It seems difficult to sort out 4s bids with 5-6 and 4-7 shape, though I admit it's difficult to know what to do with 4-7
Nov. 19
Kevin Rosenberg edited this comment Nov. 19
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I was a bit confused thinking about the hand on page 4, because I thought I'd figured it out, but was surprised that RHO hadn't played the queen at trick 1, so was second guessing :)
Nov. 18
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I think using the term DSI is confusing. It's a value showing double, usually with exactly 4 spades. It's not penalty.

Not maximal because a major suit fit has not been confirmed.
Nov. 8
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Is a 3c overcall a comparable call, is a better question imo. Mostly yes, but there are a few incongruencies like some 1n openers with no heart stopper.
Nov. 6
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If you play with this partner regularly, you can probably be expected to know what his BIT means better than we on bridgewinners could guess. This is a problem with polls concerning BIT
Nov. 1
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South has a pretty clear Blackwood bid imo over 4h. Bidding 4s will not accomplish nearly as much. South really has a slam force opposite a keycard…
Oct. 29
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South's decision to not bid slam over 5c seems impractical. Partner usually has 4 hearts and isn't expected to show the queen on length with 4. North might have chosen a different bid than 4h, which is why I gave them part of the blame. Still, South has a great slam opposite k9xxx axxx xx xx, so they should receive the majority of blame
Oct. 29
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It would be strange for partner not to have 10 cards in 2 suits. At the least, it seems to me that passing isn't a good choice.
Oct. 26
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