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3-2-3-5, strong clubs?
Nov. 21
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Forcing, heart tolerance, interest in a spade game
Nov. 13
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Abstain. Cannot imagine not opening this hand, let alone in Precision.
Nov. 4
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Pass, cue is red flag.
Nov. 3
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3 is only competitive but my hand is too strong for 12-14 NT and my high cards are placed behind overcaller. At IMPs I am bidding game.
Oct. 31
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I expected more votes for 2.
Feb. 23
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For the same reason I bid 5.
Oct. 31, 2018
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3, Alder
Oct. 31, 2018
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Since I have read the article about this deal in The Bridge World magazine back in 1996 or early 1997, it is quite likely that I forgot details. I kept only a copy of deal diagram. Thank you for correcting my comment.
Sept. 8, 2018
Srdjan Richter edited this comment Sept. 9, 2018
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At all tables where hearts were played, all declarers went one down regardless of the level (4, 6 or 7). All of them took a reasonable line of play.
Sept. 8, 2018
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Rhodes 1996, quarterfinals. Contracts were 4, 6 and 7, down one.
Sept. 7, 2018
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At the very moment of my heart showing misbid I knew my bid could not be alerted. My English is poor and it is obvious that I can not express my thoughts clearly , therefore I surrender and sincerely apologize for taking so much of your time.
July 7, 2018
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I intended to show spades but my misbid showed hearts. Opener`s lack of alert confirmed that he assumed I showed hearts, so how could he raise spades? Only if my facial expression or gesture at the moment of misbid gave him a clue. If that was the case, there is no doubt an ethical issue.
How can it be ethical to take advantage of opener`s unethical behavior and bid 4 to play? I bid 4 as a try to land in 5 by passing expected 5 cue.
July 7, 2018
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If lack of alert is unauthorized information and alert is misinformation, both calls are illegal.
Anyway, I would treat 3 bid as an extremely strong raise of hearts (splinter?) and bid 4 cue hoping to hear 5 cue which I can pass. If opener makes any other bid or pass, I will accept director`s decision.
July 7, 2018
Srdjan Richter edited this comment July 7, 2018
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I would probably play 6 doubled. Another possibility is 4 (cue) - 5(cue) - pass. I have only disputed the existence of UI.
July 6, 2018
Srdjan Richter edited this comment July 6, 2018
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But opener could not alert 1 as showing spades. Their agreement is that 1 shows hearts.
July 6, 2018
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I must have misunderstood the problem. By partnership agreement 1 showed hearts, opener did not alert, so he expected hearts in partner`s hand. No UI so far. 1 bidder said he was immediately aware of his misbid. If he made some facial expression or a gesture at the moment, that could have been UI.
July 6, 2018
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Responder could alert his bid only if the game was played online or with the use of screens. Openers failure to alert and illogical (under assumption that partner had hearts) 3 bid is highly suspicious. Would he splinter with x AKQx Ax AKxxxx?
July 6, 2018
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Since 1 is natural in your methods, there was no UI.
July 6, 2018
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You could have said: “Serious players do not play with robots”
June 18, 2018
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