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I've always thought how QJ example is terribly wrong for explaining restricted choice. There's no objective pressure, no skill involved and it's just (cheap) psychology. Numbers that finesse is twice better (of course not everybody claims this) is just plain BS.

“Real” restricted choice, similar to Monte Hall, is covering QJ9 with K10 stiff. However, repercussions of covering/not covering (with Kx) are again psychological but they involve knowledge of higher, recursive order (I know that you know that I know…).
Dec. 5, 2018
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Restricted choice is overrated :)
Dec. 5, 2018
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Andy, your comment only proves how desperately the book is needed.
Dec. 2, 2018
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Someone ought to write a good book on breaking tempo and change this game forever. Also on the aspects when it`s ok to break tempo and how to know the difference.
Dec. 2, 2018
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west has an obvious non-dbl because p has 0/1
Nov. 5, 2018
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funny, I saw that one first - find it conceptually easiest
Oct. 23, 2018
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pass if i play lead directing tray positioning like fisher-schwartz
Sept. 29, 2018
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You're kind of right but I find it way too general.

Imagine 3NT played, declarer ducks lead twice (let's pretend there was no count given) and the guy on the lead falls into tank. A good declarer might use this to guess later what to play from, say, KJ, as opp didn't have a clear entry and thus thought about switching.

On the other side, if you are the partner of the opening leader, you might read this but it's completely useless, not to say annoying - with a clear entry your partner would signal anyway. He should've played in tempo in order to make the impression of a 4-4 suit break so that declarer might still go wrong.
Sept. 19, 2018
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Comment was very informative and just a tiny bit malignant. But removing it is heavy censorship.
Aug. 6, 2018
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Here it could hurt. E could have AK sec and declarer could miss the line. Now, contract would already be down a several and declarer would've had psyched, but still…
July 6, 2018
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E, but next time W will have doubleton and slam will go down on A - c!x
Nov. 18, 2017
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100% N, 100% S
Sept. 16, 2017
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For the same reason you might try for the overtrick!
Sept. 8, 2017
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Kit, what if declarer was holding AQJxxxx/Jxxx/-/Qx? He could try to make a camouflage play knowing he was playing against a great defender to make him falsecard with Hx.
Aug. 23, 2017
Veljko Vujcic edited this comment Aug. 23, 2017
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I got to make another poll about if this poll makes sense. Good luck at your tourney.
Aug. 18, 2017
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I thought that problem is generic enough to present it like this and it's really stripped down to these three considerations. For example pard can't have KQJ stiff as declarer would've ducked 2nd club as well etc.

It's presented this way on purpose, because it doesn't tackle bridge skill in such extent but rather delicate issues of concentration, trust, tactics etc. I only hope the presentation was clear enough.

Thanks.
Aug. 18, 2017
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3c was overbid imho if you don't have mechanisms to show intermediate hands (playing gazilli etc). 2c or 3nt
April 29, 2017
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@Richard Fleet
any return could be bad. he'll probably get spade trick anyway. this way we sort out the position, as you said, handle the action to declarer and read from his moves (and from signals potentially). my bet is that this is a slow hand and not of “draw 5's and AK” type.
Feb. 7, 2017
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I'd play J at trick 1
Feb. 6, 2017
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Once at MP's I opened 1N (in tempo) in 3rd with J sixth in and nothing else, it went X on my left, 3N on my right and my (not regular) pd doubled. I remember I thought it was a terrible bridge decision to X - he agreed.

I'm just trying to say we should be honest to ourselves when these things happen, try not to judge our actions liberally and others' actions conservatively. And try not to kill the game by suffocating it with too strict regulations.
Sept. 21, 2016
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