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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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Find The Human
I don't think both East and West can be bots since I'd assume they would be at the same level in terms of suit preference and leaving partner on play. And East's last play suggests he is a bot. Ergo West is IT. and add my vote ...
An incredible bid my partner made
Thanks Lynn. I'm going to pass this on to John Carruthers at IBPA.
Finish this sentence
Surprisingly likely to be the right choice at teams. At pairs the risk of letting declarer score an unnecessary trick with the king might militate against it.
Opening 7NT
If RHO thinks he can fool you he twitches very slightly with the ace. When RHO plays low smoothly he is trying to mimic the player of a man without the ace; the faster he plays low the more likely he is to have the ace, trying to fool you ...
What does this 4Heart bid mean ?
4 as a keycard for partner's minor, whichever it is, makes sense as an agreement.
Right; Simon's comment summarizes modern expert thinking. Witness this deal from the common Game on Friday: Opener has ---/AK10xxx/Q98xx/AQ after 1-1-2-2NT-3 opener typically is looking for diamond support or heart support. Responder with A10xxx/x/AJx/J9xx probably bids 3 then 3NT ...
Correct ruling on a claim?
I agree with 1000 percent; but of course as 3NT-1, for all the reasons Jay points out. TD's are not here to help correct faulty claims.
Two Cue Bids
Right; my mind is going or else double vision. Thanks.
Two Cue Bids
Re why 1 at your second turn guarantees heart fit. If you couldn't bid 1 over 1, how can you bid 2 at your next turn without heart fit? xx/xxx/AJ10x/KJxx
An Uncommon Defense in the Common Game
Thanks, John.

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