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Charles Brenner
Charles Brenner
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Feb. 26, 2011
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about me

Alas, no time to play in several years. 

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United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Grand Nationals 3/4 (1975), Crockfords Cup 1st (1970)
BBO Username
ceeb
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A Tricky 3NT Game
Also a while back -- Peter Weichsel's opening lead was low from KQJx. Dummy held A10xx, I think A1098. Third hand was Bobby Levin who made a rare error with an innocent-seeming remark. Declarer, the older Richard Katz, eventually played the 10 which was not the natural play (maybe blocking ...
Defense against 6NT
Or more likely KQ8, Ax, KJ10xx, KQJ which requires attention to the club suit. But as Robert noted, the 8 is of interest.
Defense against 6NT
Plus, even in olden times, we'd know what dummy played.
Clear as MUD (USA2 vs Bulgaria SF Segment 3 board 15)
"Why would one even consider the queen of hearts play if one didn't first see the reason for making the play?" For the reason I suggested when I wrote "Kit, aren't there combinations that automatically trigger in your mind the idea that a trick play is available? ... J9 ...
Clear as MUD (USA2 vs Bulgaria SF Segment 3 board 15)
We're partly talking at cross purposes. I wrote "considered it", you write that Michael Rosenberg didn't "find it". We don't know if it crossed his mind. I expect it would cross my mind, which is I meant in writing "consider it". But as I admitted, it wouldn ...
Clear as MUD (USA2 vs Bulgaria SF Segment 3 board 15)
Kit, aren't there combinations that automatically trigger in your mind the idea that a trick play is available? For myself, when I see J9, K10 or Q10 I hear "could this be one of those tricky cases?" My limitation as a defender comes after. On this hand I wouldn ...
Clear as MUD (USA2 vs Bulgaria SF Segment 3 board 15)
How risky did South reckon the Q play? Surely South considered it but there is a lot to think about. Realizing what declarer might be up to (discovery re trumps) is a beginning. And we don't expect declarer to attack before trumps if holding KJxx. (Though cashing the ...
What's the vulnerability? Who's the dealer?
How did it even work? When you came to play the board numbered 23 is the director expecting every player to realize, contrary to the both Vul (I think) marking they see, that pretending it is Board 3 means EW vul?
Return Partner's Suit?
I don't expect declarer ducked the if holding spades as vulnerable as Qxx (though if the contract is desperate it's possible). But I'm having trouble seeing how we'll get our 7 tricks if I return a immediately. Edit: It would be good to know ...
Obeying signals vs being practical
It's pretty normal in defense to have two choices, one of which sets the contract and guessing wrong doesn't set the contract. I would use the expression "sure set" for either of the guesses in such a situation.
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