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Ambrose Hol
Ambrose Hol
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Feb. 26, 2013
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United Kingdom

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One way reverse Drury, Weak 2D, support doubles
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Ethics issue or not?
Call me cynical but I bet that East did not bid the way she would have if she had not heard the alert.
Ethics issue or not?
Don't you think that players who habitually make these bids in an attempt to get a favourable ruling are unethical players? Players who often make accidental errors such as opening out of turn are not unethical. I agree with you though that the title is poorly chosen.
Dominic Cooke's lead problem: 432 742 932 T942
Why is that? I figured that with 6-4 openener might rebid but wit 6-4 he would always rebid 2, hence the H lead.
Trust the Lead
I think you're begging the question. Obviously, if you and your partner agree to rebid 2 on a suit of this quality and never deviate then that's that. I just think it's a sub-optimal agreement. This is one reason I prefer a strong NT where this ...
Trust the Lead
Well, it will only be 5 cards in Acol when you are exactly this shape so p's expectation will be 6+ most of the time (assuming you raise to 2S on 3 cards which most do). When holding as bad s as this I prefer the 2 lie.
Trust the Lead
A 2 rebid would be less unattractive in Acol. Both rebids "lie" by one card - 2 promising one more club and 2 one more diamond. But at least 2 shows more of your hand. The above does not apply in precision. It's a nasty rebid ...
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
If N makes a forcing pass thereby inviting South to compete to 5 I can't see South ever doubling with a guaranteed fit and a void at unfavourable.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: K xx Qx QJT9xxxx
Even if the clubs aren't running, either the Q or the K might be an entry once they are established. Seems clear to sit to me. But in truth, a lot comes down to preempting style. I have my bid so would not bid differently if doubled.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Mike, since you have immediately descended to insults I'll make this my last post on this matter. You've somehow managed to miss the point of my single sentence: even if we accept that you were not making a comparison (which fwiw I do not), your ham-fisted references are ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 2 T9872 5 AQJ972
3 could be bidding for the lead. We also want to invite partner to save when it is right and take up space, hence 4.

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