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Who wouldn't open 1 with this hand?
8 hours ago
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I can assure you that whether or not he operated as a sole trader or via a company makes not the slightest difference to the VAT position: if the turnover threshold is exceeded, there is a legal obligation to register.
8 hours ago
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Let me know if you need to be tied to the mast.
8 hours ago
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When I taught a beginners' class, it would have been a major surprise had any of them made more than nine tricks in a NT contract.
10 hours ago
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I wouldn't.
11 hours ago
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Abstain: at this point, there is one vote for each of 2, 2 and 3. Depending on methods, any of these could be the right bid.
11 hours ago
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I don't think that the hand is good enough to warrant competing at the three level facing a one level negative double.
11 hours ago
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Singleton 2 is the minimum holding so far as I am concerned.
11 hours ago
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4 could easily be a better contract than 3. It's absurd to regard it as anything other than natural and NF.
11 hours ago
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From what I have read, I would expect the ageing membership to be the major challenge.
11 hours ago
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Two years nine months and counting.
11 hours ago
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First year Sixth Form, 17th September 1969, age 15. High School seems the most appropriate from the categories listed
11 hours ago
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Max, Michal, I was intending to ruff the third diamond, ruff a major, ruff a fourth diamond, cash A, ruff a major, cash K and make 11, 12 or 13 tricks depending upon the trump break.
20 hours ago
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I have and I was
20 hours ago
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I don't follow your comment about 0-5.
22 hours ago
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No recollection at all!
22 hours ago
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I would have bid 2NT but don't object to 2.

I think that 4 at this point should suggest concentrated heart and spade values and deny a minor control, so maybe KQxx AKJxx xx xx.
23 hours ago
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Irrespective of one's agreed methods, I think that leading the 8 is apt to prove a mistake.
23 hours ago
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No. The excellent intermediates are plus points put the heart holding is terrible.

This is a maximum strong NT.
23 hours ago
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It's not that uncommon for players to psyche a redouble, either accidentally or by design.
23 hours ago
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