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June 14
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Thanks Peter. I am not sure yet if I will stay for the Open Pairs later in the week. Will try to call you in the next few days.
May 17
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N could pass 1H by the passed hand, or rebid 1NT.
S has no business bidding 4th suit and should never bid 4H.
Nov. 13, 2016
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Great job! Thank you.
Oct. 4, 2015
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Poland qualified with a pair that appears to have been caught cheating. My understanding is that such a team must be excluded from the Bermuda Bowl under WBF rules. Somehow, the WBF seems to be ignoring its own rules.
We all know that Monaco, Germany and Israel withdrew immediately, when it became clear that they had qualified with a cheating pair. By the way, it appears that the cheating pair did not contribute positively to Germany's qualification, but maybe another pair would have played worse.
Oct. 3, 2015
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This must be the saddest Bermuda Bowl ever. We have learned that cheating has decided many tournament results for some time. We don't know which teams would have qualified without cheating. We know that the bridge community has failed miserably. It took one courageous Norwegian to wake up a rather complacent bunch of bridge organizations. It will take more than promises and nice speeches to restore faith in the bridge community.


Sept. 28, 2015
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Excellent positive thinking,Kit. Unfortunately,it is a bit more complicated. We have learned that cheating is more common than many of us had thought. This will hurt the game we love for a long time. Just as Volkswagen will suffer for years for its stupid cheating, Bridge will suffer for not having done a better job of eliminating these high level cheaters years ago. The rumors have been around for years, but nobody was willing to follow up. It is sad for the game, and the Chennai tournament will be tainted, because we don't know who should have qualified.
Sept. 26, 2015
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Eric, I bid 2S, and I said that I would accept partner's 3C sign-off. Now, back to your 3C bid: I had not commented on it, so I did not say that your 3C raise was a sign-off. If you want to hear my opinion, I do not find 3C very forward-going, and imho 3C does not come close to showing this very strong hand.
Sept. 8, 2014
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Looks like my partner has 4 spades, so his club holding may not be very robust. What should he do on the previous round with something like qxxx jxx jxx qxx ? I will accept his 3C sign-off, but I think I have to try for game with my hand.
He could hold as little as xxxx Qx xx QJxxx, and we might have a play for slam.
Sept. 8, 2014
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In all these responses, I have yet to see a good reason for bidding. I cannot think of one either. What is the downside of passing? We might not be in our best fit. So what? If partner has a big hand, he might go plus anyway. If not, the opps have a game somewhere. I can see a lot more downside in bidding: partner will jump to a hopeless level, if he has a big hand. He will raise me with any minimum and we will probably get doubled there.
Sept. 8, 2014
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Knowing your style, Victor, I am surprised you did not bid 4S instead of 2H. Even if pd has bid on Axxxxx xxx xx Kx, you have a shot at game. When partner passes 3H, presumably showing a vulnerable overcall he is not proud of, I would let him decide and bid only 3S.
Sept. 8, 2014
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Interesting problem! Apparently both players took the low road and missed a good slam. Only the overbidders (bidding 2H or 2NT)have a realistic chance to reach slam.
July 30, 2014
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Possibly, but he could have 2 spade losers and 2 aces to lose; I only made a neg double, possibly with something like x Qxx Qxxx KQJxx, or less. He must have a good playing hand with 6 or 7 spades to bid, and knows I will raise with aces(or any other excuse).
Would you bid only 3S with KQTxxx x AJxx Kx ?
July 29, 2014
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Get pd involved in the decision with a 4H call. He could have KQxxxxx x AKJx x or an even better hand, but he may sign off anyway after the neg double.
I would strongly consider 3C as my first bid.
July 28, 2014
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I am not surprised my 2NT vote is an outlier, but I think it has the most to gain: 3NT may be right, or we can still find a 4-4 H fit. If pd is weak, he will pass. If pd bids 4S now, I'll tell him I had 2 spades and 2 clubs when I bid.
All the 2H bidders are overbidding as I am, and are telling the opps more about my hand than I care to.
July 28, 2014
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I would bid something, being white ag red. Picked 3H because I am afraid that pd would bid 3S over 3C by me with something like Qx Jx Kxxxx Qxxx.
July 28, 2014
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My pd is likely short in hearts, and should have pretty good spades for his call. I cannot stand the thought of missing a vul game. He needs something like KQJTxx xx Qxx Kx for game; is that too much to ask ?
July 28, 2014
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I think my pass would be forcing, and I could leave the decision up to pd. At the table, I would either double (my vote today) or bid 6H. I actually expect to hear a 6S bid over my 6H call which I would double with more confidence than 5S.
If lho had bid 5S, and pd has passed rather than doubled, 6H is more likely to be successful.
July 28, 2014
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I knew Kyle mostly as an opponent at the bridge table, and I have lost track of how often we lost to the Rose/Kyle team in the past few years. Though he was a tough and very competitive guy, he was always friendly and happy, ready to joke or make small talk. Kyle will be missed.
Aug. 24, 2012
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