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The hand makes 6 Spades on as little as the Spade Ace and a singleton diamond
5 hours ago
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Both Vul
11 hours ago
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Art Korth's analysis was spot on 6C is down two. Five hearts makes from either side for most of the match points. Six hearts makes from the North side but nobody played six hearts from the North side. One pair made 5NT from the North side on the lead of the diamond queen, ducked to rectify the count for a club diamond squeeze on East.
Oct. 17
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A hand with a void in hearts and one that he thinks he can make 4S.
Oct. 16
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Why the strong preference for 5C
Oct. 16
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I don't understand.
Oct. 16
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4S PRE-EMPT was EW NV.
Oct. 16
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Sorry NS
Oct. 16
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Thanks for a well reasoned response.
Oct. 16
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Double 2 Spades (Bad hand) and bid 4 Dias over 3S doubled.
Sept. 15
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That is the way I think, but apparently people have been taught that the bid of the intermediate suit denies help in the asked suit and says I have something in this suit. It was ingrained in my partner's mind and even though I have gone over this several times with him he still gets it backwards.
Sept. 9
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As Peg says, “Yet, I still find that EVEN WITH RECORDING - not much seems to happen.” That is exactly my experience. Playing in the Jacoby Team event several years ago against an international pair who had been playing in the Big Team event, my RHO opened 1NT in third seat (NV) with 3-4HCPS. We missed a laydown game. I called the director and asked for a recorder sheet. The opponents acted offended and the director started to give me a hard time about the request. He stopped when I told him that was enough. I later remembered that two days before I was setting outside the hall where the Big Team event was being played and these same two guys had come running out into the hall, laughing about how a third seat psyche of 1NT had talked their opponents out of bidding a slam. I later checked to see if a recorder had been filed on these two guys. There was no record. Saliva.
Aug. 17
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Thanks, John is what you outlined above better minor LEBENSOHL?
Aug. 12
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Don't understand???
Aug. 11
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Thanks for your comments. At the expert level are transfer overcalls used much? I take it that you and Barry don't think there very useful against good players. There is one pair that uses them in our club and we always get to the right spot. However, the majority of the players in this club use “stolen bids” and don't know what to do.
Aug. 11
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2 of their suit Stayman without a stopper??? That's the problem there are so many more options when the opponents use trnsfer overcalls, particularly the lower bids.
Aug. 11
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Aug. 11
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They now play 12-14 NVul in 1st and 2nd position and 15-17 in all other cases.
Aug. 10
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I was playing against a top-level pair in a SWISS event where the bidding went 1NT (10-12HCPs Vul), double by me, LHO practically stood on the table to redouble with his 15HCPs (square distribution), pass, pass, pass. After running my 7 card suit. The opps. yelled for the director. He looked at our card marked 15+ or tricks and said, “What's the problem?” I have never seen them open 1NT VUL. with 10-12 HCPs again.
Aug. 9
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What do you do if partner redoubles?
Aug. 9
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What does partner holding 15HCPs and a balanced 3-3-4-3 distribution do after your 10-12 HCPs 1NT is doubled (penalty)?
Aug. 9
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Aug. 9
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