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Partner of the 3RD hand opener held:KQX-1098XXX-10X-KX and did not peep over my partner's 1NT overcall???
Oct. 23, 2016
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I agree with John. The director came back to me several days later and told me, “I guess you knew I had made an error in my ruling”, and thanked me for being courteous at the table.
Oct. 22, 2016
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Excellent idea. The director in this case couldn't seem to find the rules that applied.
Oct. 21, 2016
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Actually the director is a very pleasant person and tries very hard to run a fair game
Oct. 19, 2016
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The director said she couldn't find anything in the rule book. I was almost positive the ruling was incorrect, but chose to let it go as it didn't afect our 2nd place overall.
Oct. 19, 2016
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That is the question. I hoped to get some kind of answer. A local director told me that he would double and let the “cops come after him”.
Sept. 26, 2016
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There was a definite break in tempo. My partner had 11 HCPs and a 5 card spade suit. We were cold for 4 spades and /or no trump. I spoke with the director later and she told me that this was not the first time this pair had psyched a NT under these conditions and I should have called the director at the time it happened.
Sept. 22, 2016
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Playing in the finals of the Jacoby Swiss teams several years ago the bidding went pass by my LHO, slight hesitation by partner-pass-1NT BY NON-VUL RHO, with 15HCPs and a flat hand I passed. LHO now bid 3 NT. What would you do knowing that RHO an expert on an Int'l team had almost surely pschyed ( they were down six, RHO had 5 HCPs). I passed because I felt that the hesitation by my partner was UI.
Sept. 22, 2016
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How can the person with 9 HCPs and a 5-card minor suit pass???
Sept. 14, 2016
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How about psyching 1NT with less than 5pts in 3rd seat? LHO has 15 HCPS and is playing modified DON'T over strong NTs. Also his partner had 9 HCPs and a 5 -card suit and passed??
Sept. 12, 2016
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Sept. 12, 2016
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The director is new so I didn't make a big deal about it at the table, but did speak to the director privately away from the table.
Sept. 11, 2016
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I asked a retired National Director about this ruling. He said he would have ruled that the King was played (three people at the table heard King). Also that the ruling was incorrect. He was emphatic that once the card was detached, its position was not relevant to whether it was played or not. He said that “Ten” doesn't sound like “King”, but that maybe declarer was thinking whether to play the King and inadvertently called “King”.
Sept. 10, 2016
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Thanks
Sept. 8, 2016
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SpadesXX-HeartsQXXX-DiasAQ10XX-ClubsXX
Aug. 24, 2016
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I agree the heart lead might cost a trick but not the contract. In this case the spade lead allows the contract to make. Thanks.
Aug. 23, 2016
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My question is what does the Expert Community think? At the table I was worried that after the double of 6 NT partner would lead a spade (1st bid suit by dummy.
Aug. 22, 2016
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3C was meant as new minor asking about spade support. North with KQJ of spades either didn't not recognize it as such or chose to ignore. 4NT response to 4C SUPPOSEDLY SHOWED 3 Aces. 5H response to 5C showed one king??
Aug. 22, 2016
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Yes, I like XYZ, but the person I was playing with only plays NMF and instead of biding 2 Clubs on this hand bid 3 Hearts which I raised to game. My partner swore that all her other partners would bid 3 Hearts with this hand even though they all play NMF???? I asked one about the hand and he promptly responded 2 Clubs. My objective was to see what most people think 3 Hearts shows versus 2 Clubs followed by a bid of 2 or 3 Hearts as required by partners response.

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July 26, 2016
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2C would be NMF,so the questions are: what would a jump to 3 H's show; 2C followed by 3H over opener's response? I think a direct jump to 3 Hearts should show a game force hand with 5-5 (purish) in the majors and a delayed bid of 3H should be an invitational hand as you could just bid 2H over a 2D response to a 2C NMF bid. Any comments?
July 8, 2016
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment July 9, 2016
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Pass is demonstrably suggested by the alert over 4C….so again - you are using UI. There was no alert over 4-clubs?? only 2NT. At the table with RHO's intense interest in 3 Clubs, I was convinced he must be looking at 5 CLUBS. His partner was certainly convinced that he had clubs by the way she defended. Without a side entry no competent defender would lead out the AK of a 5 card suit.
June 3, 2016
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