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Andy Stark
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Oct. 2, 2011
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Earning your Average in Platinum Pairs
Well to me Txx is a terrible lead. Certainly anyone choosing to lead passively would always prefer xxx. I would rather play LHO for Hx/Txxx/KJTx/AKx than xxx/Txx/KJTx/AKx
Earning your Average in Platinum Pairs
Yeah to me, once LHO makes an awkward lead from KJTx, I would always assume he has something in spades since otherwise he might have led that instead. Very hard for you to do anything other than what you did.
Earning your Average in Platinum Pairs
I led a spade on the second hand. I must admit I can't imagine making any other choice. It made it trivially easy for declarer as he could play a club at trick 2, which I (seemed to) have to duck to kill the suit. Anyway all routes led ...
a MP bidding/play problem
I coded it up to what I think is a reasonable enough approximation. As we had reasoned, it is sufficient for declarer to play the pure strategy of always repeating the finesse and playing for the squeeze. The defense must play a mixed strategy. Specifically, a defender holding Kxx of ...
a MP bidding/play problem
I think Kit's short answer is the practical one. But for the sake of it, here is a longer and more theoretical take on this problem, which to me looks potentially very complicated. First off, I think it is ok to effectively treat this problem as IMPs rather than ...
Partner's 5-card suit
Also for the sake of curiosity could I ask if the sim thinks there is a difference between which heart is led?
Partner's 5-card suit
I was a little surprised that you thought it was clear that the 9 is better than the 5. Aren't there are a lot of hands where dummy has some form of H8xx holding and the low lead works much better? It doesn't seem that finding dummy with ...
My Little Spingold Run - Day 2, Second Half
Since I saw it come up twice I'll throw this comment out: I won't claim that everyone will agree, but I believe that even if you play that a 2 of a major rebid promises 6 in a 2/1 auction, you still shouldn't raise immediately without ...
Unexpected Preference
This exact suit layout is thoroughly analyzed in the esoterica section of the bridgeworld web site http://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp.php?page=/pages/readingroom/esoterica/mark.html
Most Likely Plus
I don't disagree with the general principle, but I'd be hesitant to draw that much of a conclusion from a single layout. Defending looks great when partner's singleton club is the A, but it has to be reasonably with the odds that it is with the long ...
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