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All comments by Sven Pride
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Presumably pd bids puppet (modified or not) or normal stayman after 2N. Either you've got a major suit fit or you've got fitting honors in pd's long suit :) Sure pd could have AKxx AKxx Qxx Ax with no play for game. But that's always a chance you take.

I'm totally on Gavin's page (opening 2N). The only real negative I see is possibly missing club slam opposite something like:
Kxxx
xx
Kxx
Kxxx
July 8, 2012
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I made the safety play too, but with a far different auction. I opened 1N (14-16) with the N hand (I would have done the same playing 15-17) and got a double on my left showing a single suit. Pd bid 4H putting me in 4S.
June 23, 2012
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I'm with Martin. I choose pass, but I wouldn't call it clear cut.
June 7, 2012
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Oops - I didn't see the “go back in time option” :)
When pd bids 3H freely, I feel 4H is clear.
June 6, 2012
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Thx Kit. I was reading it, wondering whether North led the KC and South overtook to lead a red card through. the second club didn't occur to me.
June 4, 2012
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Hendrik - My Belgian heritage (and being super picky) usually lands me with the beer acquisition task. To be fair, my oenophile friends acquire excellent wines and we take turns. Unfortunately, they've turned me into a wine snob with next to no knowledge.
June 1, 2012
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Steve - in the 2S followed by 5H auction, I thought pd's responses were 6C = A, 5N = K P = no control anything else = singleton…
June 1, 2012
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After last night's debacle, I'm considering giving up bridge and switching to beer full time. A nice Westmalle Tripel makes a good start.
June 1, 2012
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<delete> post fixed
May 30, 2012
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Arik's play has the double-super bonus of using the beer card as a squeeze-threat card. Very pretty.
May 30, 2012
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Why does this feel like a UI problem? I'm with John Adams, I would have bid 4S the first time. If pd goes in the tank over 4H, I believe I have to pass.
May 29, 2012
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While I understand that, 4C leaves room for a 4D response if pd wants to play ball. 4D leaves pd very little wiggle room.
May 29, 2012
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Phil - UDCA - And I agree - the threading doesn't seem to work as it used to.
May 28, 2012
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Phillip - why is the QD a miscard?
May 28, 2012
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Thx John - I fixed it - Declarer had AKxxxx of diamonds, not AJxxxx.
May 28, 2012
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I like Corey's line, but I think I start with a small spade off of dummy ruffed, heart to the A, ruff another spade. In case either opponent started with Ax of spades (or east makes a terrible mistake :)
May 28, 2012
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This was an interesting hand. Amusingly, West can make 7C on a normal looking KS lead, by ruffing 3 spades in hand and squeezing south in the reds
May 28, 2012
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There's two different UI scenario's

1) Pd tanks and takes the low road
2) Pd alerts and explains your bid (incorrectly or correctly) and it disagrees with how you thought it meant

In scenario one, unless I have a clear cut bid or action I was clearly planning to take prior, I pass

In scenario two, my pd and I have different auctions and meanings to our bids.
May 23, 2012
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I don't understand why he didn't bid 4D. (assuming kickback)
This hand _really_ wants to know about the club key cards.
May 19, 2012
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@Michael Isn't it ruff a spade, club to K, ruff a spade, club to A, ruff a club?
May 13, 2012
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