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Fine, though does one check to see if the player who paused had a cause for it? He might have paused to make sure you pass just in case you have a close decision to bid on or not.
18 hours ago
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Here you would have to define good bridge. For example for him at his prime now he plays at what level? on a scale 1 to 10 :)
19 hours ago
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Brilliant! Though i watched him recently on Vu-graph playing teams with screens, and more often than not at his turn to bid/respond he was taking a little bit more time than usual. I mean in all situations, whether he had a problem or not. He was consistent in that.

1. At his age processing takes time?

2. He was doing it so the other half of the screen couldn't figure out if Papi's opponent on his side had a problem with his next bid or didn't have one?

3. This was always his style?
19 hours ago
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Anyway i pictured values in partner's hand and bid 6. As the were 7222 it made(no ruff), while 6 would have been down on a ruff. Partner had X, Q9, KQ98753, K108.
June 26
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Just posted the key Hs.
June 26
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June 26
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One needs to bring the opposition up to ginger to enjoy the game ;) And hey! not kibitzing just observing his style whenever we played against each other.
June 25
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From the OP: Now a appreciable pause and 3♠ by RHO
June 25
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As an aside. I watched a certain player for a long time off and on for 15 odd years and came to the conclusion that he wasn't trusting his first instinct(read gut) and then not following through with it and taking some other route to both while defending and declaring. So one day I brought it to his notice and told him my diagnosis( ;) ). The next two times he played he came 2nd and 1st( Match Points) at the weekly club games. Earlier he was always languishing somewhere in the middle or the bottom of the chart.
June 25
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BTW our team mates played in 6 -1. It was all about the play. Small from hand towards dummy, if he went up with the K he would have made, understandably he finessed when his LHO played the 10 from A10. Nice smooth play by the defender on the other table.
June 25
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pass would be normal over 3♦.

That's the crux of the whole situation. East had game values opposite a opening and then a jump(max 15HCP) But he was in doubt about stoppers. So the slow 3. A quick one would have shown values in and asking partner to bid 3NT if he stopped s.

As for it being a lead inhibiting bid it would have been done fast. And if the defending side fell for the lead….bit, it should have scared the opener even more, that now a lead is marked and we both don't have much in s in the way of stoppers. He would have surely taken it out to a red suit, his or partners'. IMO
June 25
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Sometimes? I rest my case.
June 25
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Worst advice I wouldn't give to someone who asked me for it would be:Don't follow your gut feeling, be scientific always.
June 24
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Play.
June 24
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I feel a lot of comments have shown why the K could be dropped.
June 24
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Killing lead?
June 23
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He might drop the K. Picture the play. Lets say A lead, now a switch to a low dummy rises with the Q North plays the A ruffed trumps pulled a led towards the dummy. So far north has turned up with just 4HCP.

After the A a switch to a might put it to east.
June 23
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Board 11 a further brilliancy :) Someone come to the rescue of the bidding where they reached 5X.
June 23
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RHO preferred spades after LHO showed 5+ hearts.

That was weird alright.
June 23
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Of course you can! Yet it's truly difficult.
June 23
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