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minors
10 hours ago
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Your opponent is saying I want to go down 2 (on average, unless partner can provide some help). It's not good policy to override him and say “no, I want to go down 2”. That's how I learned it. I'm no expert. Let's wait and see what the experts have to say.
Oct. 20
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Who's Victor in all this?
Oct. 19
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Bridge is Alive and Well.
Oct. 18
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You mean West didn't open the bidding with his flat 10-count?
Oct. 17
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My gut instinct was to duck the opening lead.
Didn't work. Deleted comment upthread.
Two sleepless nights later:
Win club ace.
Draw six rounds of trump, discarding the diamond ace but making sure to leave small diamond in dummy.
Heart to the jack. Then king.
Exit dummy with small diamond.
East is welcome to win now or later. Let's say now.
Win heart return with ace, dropping the queen.
Claim.
Basically, if declarer makes the “mistake” of taking trick one with the ace, the hand plays itself.
Oct. 13
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deleted.
Oct. 11
Michael Beyrouti edited this comment Oct. 11
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I second the motion.
Oct. 11
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BridgedIn
Oct. 11
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What I retained from the article is a succinct definition of a bridge player's ego: If he is a star, I'm a super nova.
Oct. 10
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I'm in the “most will disagree” camp.
Oct. 8
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North bids 3 over 3, agreed. Why should South bid 4 rather than 3NT?
Oct. 8
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Very nice instructive deal. To be used for lessons. I would add a bonus question: Should North-South reach slam? If so, how?
Oct. 7
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Agreed. However, over 3, 3 is forcing. There's plenty of room to get to 5. What's the rush?
Oct. 6
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Very instructive deal. Those who led the ace from AQ65 allowed the contract to make with an overtrick. Those who led a diamond defeated the contract. And this in the quarterfinals of World Championships!
I guess that those who lead Ace from AQxx are those who say that they don't care to know what was led at the other tables…
Oct. 6
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North should have bid 3 over 3, I don't see why he didn't.
Oct. 6
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Grecson or Hampco?
Sept. 18
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To me 2 by South looks perfectly normal whereas Pass by North is… quite strange, to say the least.
Sept. 13
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Or WGTSOTC (who gets to sleep on the couch).
Sept. 13
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Semantics, semantics…
Sept. 5
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