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Barry Rigal
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Aug. 17, 2010
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim 2014
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Winning At Wilcox
Bill Pencharz wrote an excellent article for Bridge Magazine 40 years ago called 'overkill' discussing this and other similar phenomena. Is it accessible online?
Method for showing distributional versus high-card strength
I suspect that if you bid 3 as West and partner passes you will go down in three far more often than you will make four.
Second trick
Obligatory doesn't even begin to indicate how completely fxxxing manic it is to pass 2NT. I'd rather bid 6 than pass.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I did play over weak twos for a while that x was take-out 12-15/20+ and 3 16-19 take-out. It seemed to work OK.
considerably worse than trivial
I think we all failed to work this one out David.
Please attribute the quote
Yes indeed I know you CAN locate it via Google; more fun not to though.
How do you play this slam?
I'm hoping it is which card West wins the first trick with from Q10xx.
How Likely to Make?
The question of whether you can reasonably expect to make a minor suit slam if you could enlist partner's cooperation as opposed to make slam if playing 'one bid' would also be of interest. I'd guess 55-70% likely to make one or the other slam.
How do you play this slam?
Just to spell this out, you are taking the intrafinesse against East to pick up Hx in East? If East splits the honors on the first round from QJx or J10x you may change your approach and cash the two top diamonds?
considerably worse than trivial
This is an early example in Bridge with the Menagerie as well IIRC for the Hog.

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