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Thanks for the write-up! Swedish team Skalman had a very similar experience in the Swedish club championships two months ago. We won the event by more than a match but still lost a match 0-20. That's a little bit unusual but not remarkable. What was worth to note is that in that match we not only scored 0 VPs but also 0 IMPs! We lost the first 12 boards 0-46 and followed up with 0-33 :)
Dec. 16
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Well done FBF and thanks for sharing, Esko!
Nov. 8
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@Sibrand: Thanks for bringing that up. It still hurts a little :(
Nov. 2
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I have a tough hand that I would like to ask Ola about. You have xxxx AKQxx x AKx. Partner keycards with clubs as trumps. How many keycards do you show?

Also, what is your favourite Swedish mixed junior sibling pair to have as teammates (in a bridge competition)?

Take care and see you soon
Nov. 2
Mikael Groenkvist edited this comment Nov. 2
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T/O rather than penalty just means that they get you when clubs are 1-4/2-4 rather than 4-2. It's tougher to deal with 3m if you play Dbl as penalty and you don't have a hand that wants to penalize.
Oct. 19
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Used to?
Aug. 24
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I agree with Mike. It was obviously unsportsmanlike of EW to have a team mate that can't keep quiet in the vugraph room when his team makes an amazing play during the last session of a close World Championship final. A PP would be well deserved.
Aug. 23
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This problem has generated some discussion on a Swedish site. I thought I would get a second opinion and apparently so did Petter, just a couple of hours later.
July 10
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I had to unlike this so that I could like it twice. Nick
June 16
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http://db.eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/18Ostend/microsite/RunningScores/Asp/BoardacrossCondit.asp?qboard=020.10..1500 is not as “bad” but close. Worth noticing is that the two pushes are in 5 X +2
June 8
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Great read! I also agree that this was a fantastic tournament (but not just because of the results… ). The Slovak Bridge Federation did a great job arranging it.
Jan. 10
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They played all segments and yes, Emma got married and changed her last name.
Aug. 25, 2017
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Thanks for the recap! Considering 3 is down from the top on #31 I think it's too much to say that it's the best spot. Some pairs got to play 2 after all :)
Aug. 20, 2017
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Ola and Mikael (Rimstedt) play their 2-opening as 18-19 NT (no weak two included) so that made it easier to bid on Pepsi's hand.
Aug. 20, 2017
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I couldn't watch the match so thank you very much for the summary. Just a minor detail, Sylvan-Wrang do not play a strong club as you say concerning #24 but rather a natural system with an unbalanced diamond opener (which is probably why he opened the ten count). This can be seen on #26 and #27 where the opening bids did not match a strong club system.
Aug. 14, 2017
Mikael Groenkvist edited this comment Aug. 14, 2017
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Junior Europeans in Poland 2013. East picks up AKQT9 AKQ A AKQ5 as dealer. Many took their first (?) chance at opening 7NT and did hit Jxx of spades and three low clubs in dummy. With clubs breaking, 13 tricks were easy. Several pairs reached the slightly better 7. http://www.eurobridge.org/competitions/13Wroclaw/microSite/Asp/BoardAcross.asp?qboard=014.18..978
April 17, 2017
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I don't have the same experience with them as Ulf does (for natural reasons) but have played them for about five years with good results. I like to only use them when they show specific suits, just like I prefer our Michael's to show specific 5-5:s, so for example not after (1) or after a catch-all (1) where both minors are in play. This makes CJO:s less frequent but makes it easier to take high-level decisions.
April 3, 2017
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This is one of the best things I've read here (which obviously says a lot).
March 31, 2017
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The Cavendish is played as IMP Pairs.
March 21, 2017
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See Nick above. About doubleton leads, we have to agree on disagreeing :)
March 21, 2017
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