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My method:

1NT 3M = SPL 31(54) slam interest

1NT 2NT…..(Puppet Stayman)
3 3…..(3C =“No 5cM”. 3D = (31)(54))
3 asks shortage:
—–3 = Low = 31(54) choice of games
—–3NT= High =13(54) choice of games
4m by opener is now non-forcing.
July 1
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AK
AQJT9
K
AKJT9

So obviously this is overkill, but A beating this monster feels pretty nice when partner has xxxx JTx and we force declarer in diamonds. Or partner could just have the K.

8 for a through needs partner to have A + JT. Hitting partner's A could set up declarer's K for an entry for the hook. Maybe tunnel vision, but I'd go A.
June 28
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Yeah, just give partner the lead problem instead…
June 28
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I tried convincing my partner Jamie to play this a couple of years ago. He said something along the lines of “nah.”

I was thinking after (3m) X (P) …
4C = cue thing
4D = hearts
4H = spades
3NT/4S/5om = various other minor hands

Mainly so you could set a suit and keycard or have various slam tries. The right-siding issue is really really annoying though.
June 23
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Nah. He wants something OR it's just a pure penalty. Assume the former.
May 16
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Yep, this made me tear up as well.
May 16
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And Marshall Miles
May 10
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True. Initially the clubs weren't so good and East needed to be played for the King (e.g.AQJ32). As I was typing the hand into BBO I added the 10 so it could be unblocked. I didn't think it through enough.
Nov. 14, 2018
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Good points.
Nov. 14, 2018
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I was talking with a friend about these posts and they said
“2 years ago, didn't you drop the King from KJ over dummy's Q10xxxx against Peter Gill's 3NT? He had Axxx and took the rest.”
I had completely forgot about this! I think my partner's suit was ready to run as well.
Nov. 7, 2018
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xx
xx
xxx
AK9xxx

AKQx
Ax
AKxx
Jxx

This is one I've thought of that would also be funny.

Matchpoints.
South is in 3NT and wins the heart lead with the Ace.
AC (all follow).
KC and RHO drops the Queen.
South now has 9 tricks with the JC, but chooses to unblock it under the King in order to make 12 tricks.
LHO shows out. RHO started with Q10x club.
Nov. 7, 2018
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Thanks. That's awesome.
Nov. 7, 2018
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This isn't so much a Grosvenor play but it is still pretty funny.
In a slam, Declarer's trump suit was effectively JT987 in dummy opposite AK65. LHO cashed an outside Ace, then switched a trump. Declarer put their hand on the table claiming the rest, and LHO showed declarer their Qxxx of trumps.
Nov. 7, 2018
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* Problem 22
Oct. 8, 2018
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This trick 2 play has been stuck in my mind for years.

———— 8
———— J 2
———— A Q T 7 6 5 2
———— K J 4
Q 9 5 3 ————- K J T 4
A K 6 4 3 ———– Q T 9 5
K 4 3 —————– J
7 ——————— Q 9 8 2
———— A 7 6 2
———— 8 7
———— 9 8
———— A T 6 5 3

E/W get to 4 without mentioning spades, North has shown diamonds. (Can't remember the exact sequence.)

8 lead to the Ace. 10 minute tank, and South emerges with the A: - 7 - J - 2. Then switches back to spades to give the ruff.

A T2 gives up on: A, ruff, A, ruff.
As well as: A, (all follow), Partner wins A, A, ruff.

South is a “world champion” or whatever.

EDIT: Moss mentioned “a trick 2 play which was definitive” about cheating. This made me remember this hand I saw. It's not definitive at all, but it was so crazy that it has stuck with me. Could've been trying to hit partner's void, but seemed like such a stretch.

EDIT2: Reading back over this I don't know why I posted this. Doesn't prove anything. It has been in my mind forever and I started typing it out without thinking. I'll leave it here.
Sept. 17, 2018
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In China they're already playing Sheng Ji (a partnership card game) on computers at the same table and it's broadcast on TV.

Seems crazy not to be doing this for Bridge already.
Sept. 16, 2018
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Am I allowed pens and cigars?
Sept. 13, 2018
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Our auction on this board:
1H 2C
3H 3S (X)
P 3NT diamond control, no spade Ace.
4C 6C all pass, making 13 on a diamond lead.

6H-2 at the other table.
Aug. 10, 2018
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Nah, from memory its problem 24 I think.

—— void
—— void
—— x
—— T9
void——– Q
void——– void
K ———– void
Ax———- QJ
—— x
—— 2H (trumps)
—— void
—— K

lead in dummy. led and ruffed squeezes east into pitching a club and strips West's KD. KC exit gets the 10 at T13.

Thanks Ben. Good Luck at Aus Open Trials!
Aug. 9, 2018
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The first time I saw this squeeze was in Tim Bourke's book “Maastricht Challenge.” (the 2S was a trump, lead in dummy, and East had A9 A and you ruff a diamond back to hand).

Kevin Rosenberg and I spent a long time trying to solve one of the hands. When Kevin eventually got it, he said “oh my god I can believe I didn't solve this sooner. I've seen this play before. MY MUM did this squeeze on vugraph!”

Kevin calls this squeeze “The Squeeze from Nowhere.”
That's now also what I call it.
Aug. 9, 2018
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