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Thanks. I missed what Alexander wrote.
Nov. 28, 2017
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So partner will open you to a Bath coup when you have KQT?
Nov. 28, 2017
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It would help to know what you lead K from, and what does positive attitude shows? Does it promise the J? Does it ask opener to continue with the Q?
Nov. 28, 2017
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I was not commenting on how to get to 7. I just commented on my preference for bidding AK, A combination.

When partner signs off in 4 over your 4, saying he thinks you have two quick losers, you can CB 5. That should be clear that you have void, AK, and A. Easy 7 for him now.
Nov. 27, 2017
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Why would W double? What in the auction makes her think that N will discard D on ?
Nov. 26, 2017
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I bet those torn jeans cost a fair money, and came as torn when they were new.
Nov. 26, 2017
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Game before slam. Whenever a m is bid and raised to 4m, 4M for a M previously bid is a suggestion to play.
Nov. 26, 2017
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Not sure what “bouncing” means, but they actually help you if they go shooting.
Nov. 26, 2017
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I don't know how expensive Grant Baze's taste was (probably quite a bit given his 9 wives give or take), but these outfits including shoes probably match his clothing cost even after inflation.
Nov. 26, 2017
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What is the danger if I may ask? You want to lead D from your hand, so it seems like you don't want to play two rounds of trumps before pitching D. With the 3 lead instead of the 7, why is that a problem?
Nov. 26, 2017
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With !AK and A, I CB first. Then when partner signs off in 4 thinking we have two quick losers, I now bid 5, which conveys the and holdings to partner.
Nov. 26, 2017
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I got the trickier lead of 7 (high from doubleton or MUD). I took the K, played a high trump. Gambled that the lead was MUD, and played discarding a from hand. A second trump to my hand and a . E took the A and that was that.

With the 3 lead, assuming it is not low from doubleton, it seems pretty clear to play 3 rounds of throwing a . Then trump to hand and play a . The rest proceeds as above.
Nov. 25, 2017
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Why do you need E to have the A?
Nov. 25, 2017
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Take the finesse during the play. Hope to end-play E holding KQ. Ruff a somewhere along the line in case no end play, and hope Q drops after 3 rounds.
Nov. 24, 2017
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When QB will continue successfully, both ways work fine. Otherwise, playing no inversion, opener has to bid 3S to show control, so when responder has no interest, it is a wasted QB. Playing inversion, responder has to bid 4C/D if he has ambition but no control, and when opener also has no control, that is a wasted QB. So pro and con either way.
Nov. 23, 2017
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More efficient because the situation has been clarified. 3 - I have a control. 3N - I don't.
Nov. 22, 2017
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8 vs. 9 refer to 8 trumps for your side vs. 9 trumps for them, not the # of tricks.
Nov. 19, 2017
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Only 1, and EW were white.
Nov. 16, 2017
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How many times do I have to say S had the A?
Nov. 14, 2017
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I already said what the hands were (one of N and E had K and the other Q), why should there be any more confusion?
Nov. 14, 2017
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