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Art Korth
Art Korth
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April 18, 2012
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about me

Tax attorney in Atlantic City, NJ.  Playing bridge since 1972.  Inherited much of my sense of bridge humor from Dave Treadwell, so beware.

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What should E play after partner leads AC and why
Another advertisement for upside-down signals.
What should E play after partner leads AC and why
Sorry, this discussion makes my head hurt. When did people stop thinking?
What should E play after partner leads AC and why
True, but attitude is not a rational explanation in this situation.
What should E play after partner leads AC and why
David, I don't understand your comment. Count has nothing to do with attitude. It is informing partner of the count. He can use that information in any way he sees fit. You would give count here whether or not you wanted clubs continued.
What should E play after partner leads AC and why
In this situation, the J is, for all intents and purposes, not an honor. Partner is known to hold the AK and the dummy has the Q. So the J is just a card. If you are playing standard carding, the play of the J is clear.
What should E play after partner leads AC and why
West should shift to the J. That shift probably will not result in multiple diamond ruffs, but it makes it easy to get 3 heart tricks. As for the play of the club suit by East, playing standard signals the J is automatic and East should do so in tempo.
RIP Harold Feldheim
I met Harold a few times as he played occasionally with a friend of mine, Arnie Fisher. Harold was quite a character.
Arrow Switches
Ian: I don't doubt that arrow-switching achieves some marginal benefit. I just don't think it is worth the trouble. It is similar to using a web movement in a club game. Sure, a web movement is likely to be preferable to other movements. But the amount of gain ...
Arrow Switches
I suppose arrow-switching is OK, but my general take on this is that is much ado about nothing.
Beth Palmer (1952-2019)
Over the years, I have frequently played against Beth and have followed her bridge career from a distance. I distinctly remember having a good round against Beth and Bill Cole in my first regional win in Philadelphia in 1977. Having a good round against Beth and Bill was definitely a ...
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