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Obviously the wrong one.
Aug. 21, 2014
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That is HELLO.
Aug. 21, 2014
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In an alternative universe would 5N be GSF for D maybe.
Aug. 21, 2014
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It is interesting that many here are thinking about what contract to play in 7. I am more concerned with how to find the best 6 level contract.
Aug. 21, 2014
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In another bidding problem, 68% voted to bid 4 red vs white over a 2 opening with x, AKQJxxx, J, QTxx, so it seems your conclusion about partner having both A's is consistent with how the majority here bids.

What is partner suppose to do with e.g. AKQJxxxxx and nothing else anyway? Bid 3? Or KQJTxxxxxx, _, AQ, xx?
Aug. 21, 2014
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It is her teammates that called her adorable, not she calling herself.
Aug. 21, 2014
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Mario, how about showing us the actual hands so we can see what this is all about.
Aug. 20, 2014
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1) And if you are right playing for the drop, you will be ahead of the field. If you have additional information they don't have, you should use it.

2) The article explicitly asked not to consider the rest of the hand and only the trump suit. While we all agree that the significance of the J cannot be determined without the context of the bidding and the rest of the hand, and finessing or dropping, while right in general, can be wrong within the context of the hand.

By the way, your 1) and 2) seem to contradict each other.
Aug. 20, 2014
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Perhaps defense should wonder why you did not hold up.
Aug. 20, 2014
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I am guessing this is another Versace bid that Mario is posting here. And in the companion poll about strength and length of 2, the actual hand must be quite abnormal.
Aug. 19, 2014
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Simplest is just to use whatever you use against their 1NT opening.
Aug. 19, 2014
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I think partner should have bid 4 instead of 3 with that hand.
Aug. 19, 2014
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If you play the K, promising the Q, your partner will really appreciate you. First if he has Jxx, he knows a continuation will set the contract. If he does not have that, he knows that you need both m K's to have a chance, which from the bidding he pretty much knows you have anyway. If he has the J, he know a switch will do the job. Missing that, he will switch to the m he thinks declarer has a void in. If any doubt, he will switch to a because that gives declarer a guess if that is his void, while declarer cannot go wrong with a switch if that is his void.

If you have !Jxx, then you should encourage . Normal play would be the 10. Although here 2 is weird, since a preference does not make much sense.

There are of course in between situations, like if E has the T, and can't know if you have KQJ (where he should switch to ) or just KQ (where he should switch to the correct m). Or he has Txx, so a singleton J from you would do it if he forces dummy to ruff.
Aug. 19, 2014
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What about 4 making and 5 down 1?
Aug. 19, 2014
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Sorry for my imprecision.
Aug. 19, 2014
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You are comparing apples to oranges. “Don't invite over an invite” refers to an invitational raise and then a further invitational raise, not when you are bidding new information.
Aug. 19, 2014
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I don't understand your thinking. If by “next deal”, you mean 1N will be passed out, that is fine. Even if doubler has 4 , that may still be the better contract. If what you mean is the level when it comes back to you is past 2, nothing in the hands indicate that may be so. All signs point to this will be a contest of partials.

If they somehow push you to bid 2, I don't see how after the 1NT bid, partner will think you only have 3 spades and bid instead of willing to defend (X or P). More importantly, if he thinks you only have 3, so what? You don't want to declare at the 3 level anyway.
Aug. 18, 2014
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If you bid 1N now, you can bid 2 later. If you bid 1 now, you cannot bid 2N later.
Aug. 18, 2014
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Given the article and Mike Bodell's post are mostly about themselves making mistakes, and not some uncompetitive players, and more than anything it points to how important endurance is in F2F bridge, I really don't see your conclusion. But that may be just me, and I will leave it at that.

I do not stay away from BBO because I think the competition is inferior, but for other reasons. I am really not interested in the which is more difficult to get points debate.
Aug. 18, 2014
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Sorry, I don't see how you come to that conclusion. It shows that in F2F game, it is very difficult to maintain concentration. And that is because you cannot pick and choose when you play. I cannot and won't comment on BBO robot tournaments because my knowledge of it is 0.
Aug. 18, 2014
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