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Charles Brenner
Charles Brenner
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

Alas, no time to play in several years. 

United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Grand Nationals 3/4 (1975), Crockfords Cup 1st (1970)
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Defend 3NT at IMPs
Unless declarer is playing a very deep game partner has AJ109(8?). With an outside entry, A and another would have been natural. Instead, partner suggested a spade card so, maybe why I lose at bridge, I'd lead a spade either as squeeze defense against xx, KQxxx, xx, AKQx ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
I agree it's weird rules that allow your hand to be a secret from the opponents. By the way, if declarer concedes the remaining tricks is it currently considered a claim - hence allowing defender to insist on seeing the hand (and to hear a plan of play)? I do ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
My reaction is that it depends on what you mean by "ethics." Per "ethics" as defined in the laws, I'm unaware of any ethical problem. But if by "ethics" you mean personal code, I wouldn't do it.
Dead and buried is the expression.
Implicit private understanding?
Yes, and at least as important a clue to the club bidder's club length for deciding whether to lead a club is your own club length.
Partnership Defense
I don't see your point. If East wins K from AK and plays a heart I duck and aside from the danger of suffering a ruff (that possibly could have been avoided) aren't I ok?
Partnership Defense
The best line of play for declarer with a hypothetical hand such as the one I suggested is interesting, but not directly on point for answering how to defend. Suppose for example that declarer's actual play would be not very good if holding hand X, but not very good ...
Have you e ver seen a worse claim
What was the result? If declarer had stoppers in all remaining suits, I can imagine a legalistic ruling that the Q is lost early, but if not maybe declarer comes out ok.
Partnership Defense
@Gary: A reason "why is declarer not [[]playing A early]" could be that it costs the contract when the KJx are offside and AK are onside.
The more moral game
Yea - by the Google-hit measure -sede is preferred over 2:1. That explains the squiggly underscores I so often get.

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