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Charles Brenner
Charles Brenner
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2011
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8 hours ago
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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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Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
"You are morons" is an accusation but I'm not convinced that's what the accusative case is for even in Greek.
Best line in a decent slam
Interesting line. I rejected leading a round of trumps on the grounds that protecting against a singleton and a singleton in the same hand isn't worth the bother. But you've shown a different reason for a preliminary round of trumps - timing for a finesse against the ...
Best line in a decent slam
Could well be better. In my reply to Sathya's previous post (a bit up-page) I didn't realize that it was a hint, presaging the nice idea here of angling to get a count. As a rough comparison with my line combining chances when are 4 ...
Best line in a decent slam
That's right, but the probabilities aren't close. The Q or 10 finesses have about equal chance to succeed, but the big edge for the finesse is that even if it loses you're about 50% to pick up the suit. So to a first order approximation ...
Best line in a decent slam
It feels right to cater to hearts 4=2 at the expense of losing to a ruff when there's a singleton or void at large. Therefore tricks 2-4: A,K, ruff - high if LHO follows. to hand. Assuming are 4=2 and all follow small to ...
Play Problem
1-1 in - may be more likely than 2-1 in -, but unless it is a lot more likely A is better. A gains against a lot of 2-2 lies, compared to only 9 singleton as a losing case.
Should you duck Kx?
Besides Jim Munday's astute observation, I have a dull one: partner's don't always do the mandatory. I had the good fortune to play an event with Charlie Coon. I sat over dummy's Jxxx with Kx and declarer finessed to his AQ8x. Coon said after the hand ...
Should you duck Kx?
If declarer could see the clubs were likely to block, declarer shouldn't have played trumps with so little concern about dummy entries. With that example hand it's nearly safe for declarer to play A,Q, then clubs.
How to play against routine players?
Declarer can't possibly have less than Kxx, K or singleton, AK, AQJ (or AKQ if no K), so the contract is unbeatable. Therefore the "routine" hint must mean that the problem is either to protect partner or to hornswoggle a gullible declarer. It seems improbable to work after the ...
How to play against routine players?
Note that I didn't advocate doubling whenever I guess 6 is a favorite to fail, but only when it is still a favorite to fail [b][i]after I double[/b][/i]. Quite a different thing. That said, I think we are both wrong in a literal sense ...

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