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Why did both defenders play low spades, when neither really wanted clubs continued?
May 25, 2017
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I don't like it. But I can probably appreciate the humor.
May 25, 2017
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If it's the same hand I remember, Joe Grue also knew about ten cards in two other suits because of the auction and previous play.
May 15, 2017
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Oh, I know people who'd take fewer than nine declaring…
May 13, 2017
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How weak can south be? Making a red vs. white takeout double of 3S…
May 10, 2017
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Thank you for the input.

I passed at the table and it makes on the normal spade lead

Pd has
kjtx
8xx
9x
qtxx

And declarer

x
KJT9xx
Jx
K9xx

If John Adams's double gets pd to lead a diamond you can beat 4HX :) -
May 8, 2017
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Roland. It's more likely 4C is a slam try agreeing hearts than spades.
But 4D is a clear logical alternative, regardless
April 27, 2017
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To be fair opposite a red on white 3C overcall, 6C is a reasonable call with that hand
April 26, 2017
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Any values pd has will be working and all of lho's will be slotted with the possible exception of the K
April 23, 2017
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“I double YOU”

John - what you don't seem to be getting is that it wasn't intentional cheating. It was all done subconsciously. You can have lots of fun social bridge while using bidding boxes. But playing without them actually takes away from the social element, because in order to “not cheat” you need to speak in a robotic monotone when you bid.
April 22, 2017
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You really want opps to ask about specific bids in the auction. Sure the right thing to ask is “Explain the auction” but it's very simple to state, “we had an ace-asking auction. Pd showed 2 with the queen.” Before lho makes their opening lead.
April 20, 2017
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In poker, it's good practice to not look at your cards until it's your turn to act. No matter how good your poker face, you'll always give away some info.
April 19, 2017
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West has the source of tricks and a a likely slotted KC if pd doesn't have it.

I'd have a lot more sympathy for:
Kxx
Qxx
Kx
Kxxxx
April 17, 2017
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Seeing as I have play for game opposite Kxxx of spades
April 15, 2017
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Won't you go down if LHO is 1-2 in the majors then (with a stiff spade) The old - the best way to get my ruff is by leading trump - coup?
April 13, 2017
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Don't really want to give pd the impression I have a doubleton heart.
April 13, 2017
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If north leads a diamond, are we hopping?
If not south can switch to spades and then they get to 5 before we get to 9.

I realize east is a limited opener, but the quality of the west club suit suggests bidding game opposite even a precision opener
April 13, 2017
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Are you playing double-barreled over this - or is it 4-way etc.
April 9, 2017
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Problem amended. Sorry.
April 7, 2017
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Oops, there are two passes missing from the auction…
April 7, 2017
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