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All comments by Stéphane Turcotte
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I know 4 is the logical alternative, as 3nt looks not great with known shortnesses in the majors of partner. I am bidding 3 to get info of the from partner. If partner bids 4, he is singleton in so I will bid 5
Oct. 4
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3 can only mean minor fit, Qbid looking for options.
Oct. 3
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I bid 4NT with the intension of playing 5 if partner bids it, or correcting to 5 if partner bids 5.
Sept. 30
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I lead a heart, but A is very tempting also. However, with 5 good spades, partner can find the lightner X.
Aug. 13
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To give an overview of what partner might have for the X.
I posted what i would bid doesnt mean others agree as well.
May 23
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I bid 2 planning to bid 2 if partner bids 2
May 15
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Partner's pass of 2h means there is no hope for game with our hand (no aces). I lile 3s as the short hand will ruff the clubs.
March 29
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We most likely have a good sac but we may wake the opps for 6S
March 25
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If partner has 5 he has not alot of pts. Not even sure we have fit so i stop game asap
March 5
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Initially, I wanted to bid 2N for the minors to favor a saccing position. However, thinking more of the hand, 2N enables unusual vs unusual to the opponents placing me on lead after 3 (Showing ) or 3 (showing ) is bid by west, while 3 pretty much forces west to bid his suit and partner be on the lead. If becomes the trump suit, then I will have a lightner X for partner to find the lead.
March 4
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But how do you take 3?
March 4
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Undiscussed so you are not sure.
March 4
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So:
1 (P) 1 (X)
2 (P) 3
Should be GF, vs:
1 (P) 1 (X)
2 (P) 2 (P)
??? (P) 3
Would be Invitationnal?
March 4
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9 looks interesting as well if we catch partner with 4 since we likely have at best 1 entry and that will protect j
Feb. 18
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I'd like to play the % game myself… if there are players more sure of the answer, pls comment on this:

Assuming you are playing for 4 tricks:

With Kxx / 10x, the hand will play by itself as the 10 drops, so we don't count it in our analysis.

With K10x / xx or K10xx/x, you always lose a trick, so we don't count it in our analysis.

With K / 10762, you always lose a trick, so we don't count it in our analysis. (If you play low, opps play the 6, if you play 8, opps cover the 10)

So the only relevant situations are:
Kx / 10xx
K10 / xxx

Where you play for doubleton King! Odds favor the finesse.
So:
Wins with K2, K6, K7
Loses with K10
So I presume this is 75% chance on the finesse?

Someone please confirm the exact odds?
Jan. 21
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Wow Ben, excellent analysis of this hand
Jan. 21
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tks
Jan. 20
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I've rephrased some stuffs in the poll
Jan. 20
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It is true that the principle of restricted choice involves considering a 1/2 chance of an expert player to randomize two equal cards.

However, in this situation the K is forced regardless of seeing to Q or the J of trump. Thus the poll if it's better to play for 2-2 or 1-3 break. It's probably not called a restricted choice then.

Yes, the K is forced with K10 doubleton as all of you have pointed out.
Jan. 20
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What i want to know is if it's 50/50 (vote no) or more likely to have a 1-3 break (vote yes)
Jan. 20
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