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But then it will be difficult/impossible for partner to know what to do/bid when you have no rules but YOUR judgement?!
Jan. 16
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I took the spade finesse - and went one down.

West had Kx in spades and xx in hearts so spade to the ace and run hearts was the winning play.

But can anyone tell me best %-plan?
Jan. 15
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No no- they made no mistake so why should they? :)

What does “J/K” means?
Jan. 14
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E played 5 and then 9. Opponents played UDCA.

And cause opponents did not speak english (or danish) but only polish and I speak no polish I can not explain more about their carding. :)
Jan. 13
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1 - 1
1 - 2
3 - 3
3 - 4
PASS

3 shows very good 4 card suit. Then N can bid 4. Known as the Norris Fit - first time bid by Georg Norris and me in 1982 in a teammatch in Studenterforeningens Bridgeklub. Our opponente were Dorthe and Peter Schaltz.
Jan. 13
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To help I can tell club K is behind AQ. So you take the A - and then?
Jan. 12
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East played diamonds which seemed to ask for club switch.
Jan. 12
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I am implying nothing.

But you can post a poll with partners hand. :)

Actually my partner had the strong hand - and he bid 4NT showing long diamonds and 3-4 clubs. I bid 5D and we played there.

With the strong hand I would have doubled.
Jan. 10
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@Craig

Which card ( in your plan B ) do you play from hand when the second heart is played? ;)
Jan. 9
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Partners hand was:

J964
4
Q652
Q762

5D wins and 4H down 2.
Jan. 9
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Maybe YOU can - I can not. :)

And what do you play from hand on the second heart?
Jan. 9
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 9
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IMO you can not win even if you guess West shape cause he will drop clubs when you play hearts and then you do not have enough entries to dummy. :)
Jan. 9
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I like your humour! :)
Jan. 9
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I will play a diamond to K in trick 2. Cause after drawing trumps I want to be in dummy to start to get my hearts going by ruffing these.

So if diamonds are 3-0 with E I can do this after drawing 3 rounds of trumps ending in dummy and then hope for hearts 4-3 or Q doubleton.

The non diamond lead shows nothing about who has the Q cause IMO no one will lead a diamond from Qxx.
Jan. 8
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I got mail thursday afternoon 14.13 CET.
Jan. 5
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@Michal

I believe more in practice than theory when playing bridge - and practice has proved that my little tip works very well giving you a plus.

And a friend of mine has made a simulation which proves this too!

Take it or leave it! :)
Jan. 5
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 5
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@Michal

BTW - can you tell me any methods or conventions which are not “home-cooked”? ;)

And if not “home-cooked” - what are they then? ;)
Jan. 4
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 4
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@Michal.

I wrote “my good experience” playing this way - not anything about “enjoy playing it”. Just to be precise.

And as I have written a few times before “Take it or leave it”.

I do not have the energy or time to argue for what I think is a good method. I got a lot of life beside bridge.

The readers can think for themselves and pick it up or not. I shall not and will not convince anybody - unlike some other contributors who can go on and on and on… to get the last writing!

Happy New Year to all readers and contributors - even the always writing and having an opinion contributors! ;);)
Jan. 4
Thomas Berg edited this comment Jan. 4
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@Andrew

I will never bid anything but pass with your examples.

And how do you know what partner has in clubs when he opens 1NT?
Jan. 3
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@Andrew

I do not understand your point.
Jan. 3
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