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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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Venice Bridge Tournament. Harris Pairs Withdraw.
Why plural anyway?
Six Card Ending in 3nt
Knowing that the defenders are robots would have helped me to fathom East returning the 7 with 1075 remaining, as I have no recollection of such a play from a human but I have read that the bots' spots are meaningless. But still the 7 is a remarkable play as ...
Vanderbilt Hand 315: 5!D
By the way I'm surprised that both declarers played for 2-2 trumps. From trick 1 RHO has AQxx(x) and is quite unlikely from the overcall to have the A, hence couldn't bid 4 with a balanced hand. A singleton is more likely than ...
Vanderbilt Hand 315: 5!D
Nice line. An alternative, maybe simpler: ruff trick 1 with J, continue K, low to 9. Lead J. East may as well cover; win A, cross to A finishing the trumps. 8, 9, K, then 6,any,5,7 (not that blocking the clubs would matter). Ruff East's ...
Cashing out
I get 64% as the sum of Kieran's cases.
Cashing out
After the A, A, both defenders can see that the J is irrelevant unless West holds AJ or East holds QJ (and hence leads the Q, not small). Therefore the low diamond showing an honor must be showing at least the Q, so if it goes 2,K,A I ...
Trick 4 Play
David's argument states the psychological point most economically, but is it accurate? The voting still shows a large majority shifting a club, and among those of us choosing a spade or heart, I for one confess my spade choice came partly from considerations not available at the table. One ...
Trick 4 Play
Yea. My bad edit. I was toying with up to five clubs possibly including the jack. That became a notational mess so I simplified but not very accurately.
Am I overthinking ? Opening lead choice.
But Louis, the dictum about a humdrum choice leaving open future chances to exhibit your expertise has a corollary: leave open opportunities for partner's expertise.
Trick 4 Play
With the AQ, A, and 4423 distribution it's 100% that declarer would duck trick 1. What other way is there to keep alive chances for scoring the long heart and/or spade? Even Axxx regardless of the spades wants to duck trick 1 so as to leave the diamond ...

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