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Playing with the odds is in the long run winning bridge. Playing for the Vienna Coup is for sure against the odds!
June 15
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I did not notice Norths 1H. But I still play the same way.
June 14
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Club to king in trick 2, ruff a club with S8, ruff a small heart with SA. Then KQ9 in spades and CA. Either I have two discards on the clubs or hope for D/C squeeze on S if he has Qxxxx in clubs and DK.
June 14
Thomas Berg edited this comment June 14
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Stay home or go to another tournament! :)
May 8
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But who was the best cheater - Nunes or Fantoni? ;)
May 5
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I was planning to go and play in Istanbul.

I will NOT play in a tournament with cheaters.

Now I stay home!
May 3
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It sets the openers suit as trump suit when the opening bid is 3H/S.

3S over partners 3H is natural.
April 29
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I play danish asking bid in 4C/D over partners 3 in a major.
4C/D ask for control ( first or second ) in the suit and number of keycards. Answers are:

First step = no control.
Second step = control and 0 keycards.
Third step = control and 1 keycard.
Fourth step = control and 2 keycards.
April 29
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Then it is the 2S bid which is forcing and not the 3H bid.;)
March 20
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When your partner force YOU to bid by his 2S bid - then your bid IMO can not be forcing.
March 20
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If pip is too important you lead 4`th. :)
Feb. 14
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Any way - this is the way I have bid with my partners since 1974. We all grew up with Acol and a little Standard American. :)

With your example I bid 3S.

IMO the most important in a situation like this is to find out the quality of the heart suit.
Nov. 22, 2018
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Asking for quality of heart suit. Better than expected or not? :)

If I am looking for slam missing a spade control I cuebid 5C.

And if I have a strong hand with clubs or diamonds I do not double but bid game in the suit.
Nov. 22, 2018
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The only lead to give declarer a problem is 5 or 6. Then he must guess correct later to take 10 tricks.
Oct. 23, 2018
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@Damo Noir

So it is only a hypothesis. :)
Oct. 18, 2018
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@Damo Nair

Did they (Belladonna - Avarelli) or did they not change their system from 1959 to 1966?
Oct. 18, 2018
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Partners hand was:

AK8
K9
AK1072
AQ5

http://www.pzbs.pl/wyniki/liga/liga2018-19/ekstraklasa/rr1b-3.html

Table number 2 open room.
Oct. 18, 2018
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It is the only option when partner has denied a club control!
Oct. 17, 2018
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Actually partner had only 23p.

The slow pass can only show less than promised but having a club control. What else? :)
Oct. 17, 2018
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@Tomasz Radko

Please read my comment further up this thread. :)
Oct. 17, 2018
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