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A slow double with points and a fast double with shortage will probably get past the director and the committee.
Jan. 10, 2011
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hmm..isnt this one of the bridge master hands ?
Jan. 3, 2011
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Welcome back, Larry. Not a bad run at all !

One of the principles I play in semi-regular partnerships is “Ignore all doubles by the opposition”

It sacrifices some extra chances but plays a big role in accident prevention.
Dec. 29, 2010
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good hand. enjoyed the ride.
Dec. 25, 2010
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Ok, here's a new try

If declarer has a stiff club, partner has AJ or KJ of hearts and is going to get endplayed no matter what we do.

If declarer has a doubleton club, then the contract is down whenever partner has the jack of hearts alongside his ace or king. But if his hearts are precisely Axx, we need to force partner to win the second round of clubs so that he can play a low heart to preserve our two heart tricks.
Dec. 20, 2010
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I guess the previous answer was silly because partner has AJ doubleton heart and with that, the heart “put declarer to a guess” play is zero percent play.

Dec. 20, 2010
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If declarer has a stiff club, we need to rise CA and play the HQ, hoping he has H Kxx.
If declarer has a doubleton club, will play low, win the next club and with KJx of hearts, he will be in a no-guess situation as his only make is with the queen onside.

If declarer has three clubs, then partner's discard from a four card suit is silly when he had diamonds to pitch.

So , CA and HQ. Oh yeah !
Dec. 20, 2010
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If a serious computer got round to playing bridge (i.e. about two years of top programming work in consultation with a couple of world class bridge experts), a play like this would easily within the program's scope. All it would need is a function of the calibre of opponents (re: chances of ducking the ace)

The chess world had the same vain visions of “chess is so hard for computers” ….and that was not so long ago…
Dec. 8, 2010
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Definitely aware of it.

Hard to know what to do about it, though !
Dec. 4, 2010
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Its cool when good technique gets rewarded on the actual layout of the hand !
July 6, 2010
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