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Alvin Bluthman
Alvin Bluthman
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Member Since
July 23, 2012
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20 hours ago
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Bridge Player

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Spade switch
The 3 is led. West wins with the ace, and returns the two. East should know two things: First, that declarer must hold the queen. West would have played the queen at trick one with AQx(x). Second, declarer should hold the ten. West would likely have returned the ten ...
how should I defend?
We have two tricks, and need two more. Declarer has A102 left, and partner has 4-6 HCP left. Hence, partner cannot hold A and K. Though A and Q are possible. Just leading a diamond at this stage probably won't help, because declarer can probably set up dummy ...
Shi and Granovetter Win Women's Pairs
How do we get to the !@#$% NT game?
I agree. But where do you expect to find nine tricks for 3NT after a spade lead, the diamond finesse being off (as it will be 50%) of the time?
Why would anyone want to do this?
Given that the V can mean either Valet or Vrouw, (jack or queen), depending on the language, there is a need to use a dash, the meaning of which is unmistakable to bridge players.
Control? Or Choice of Slams?
Your bidding style creates so many problems that they cannot be sorted out at this stage. Accepting that 11S is a one-round force (though it shouldn't be in a standard bidding approach), and that 3 forces to game (OK - many people used to do this), 3NT should show ...
Why would anyone want to do this?
V? 12 votes for 4 but 7 votes for 4? Please correct these obvious misprints. Thank you.3
Restricted Choice: One Last Time
Think about this the way that Kelsey and Glaubert wrote it up. Any time an opponent has two equal cards in his hand, and is playing randomly, he has a free choice of which of the two to play. When he holds only one such card, and must play it ...
Restricted Choice: One Last Time
In the classic "restricted choice" problem, you are South, holding a suit of A10642 opposite dummy's K953 or thereabouts. The "correct" way to play the suit for no losers is to guess which opponent might be short, and play a top honor (ace or king) he plays his singleton ...
1NT response to 1M open while playing 2/1
Actually, I meant an auction such as 1 (P) 3, where responder shows a club suit, not a Bergen-style spade raise.

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