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

Alas, no time to play in several years. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Grand Nationals 3/4 (1975), Crockfords Cup 1st (1970)
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Defend this hand
Re A with partner being "too horrible to think about" - No; David Levin wrote economically and accurately. Give East "something" - 9XX - in hearts and a diamond at trick 2 leaves declarer a trick short when East has [i]any[/i] diamond honor, even the lowly Ace.
Up to Weakness
I see the idea now - if East leads from Kxx and West exhausts J and A, the K is vulnerable. True.
Up to Weakness
West with AJxx won't be misled. If declarer plays high, West cannot go wrong. If low, West wins the J and with only KQx remaining unseen West cashes the ace expecting to drop declarer's stiff honor. When instead A drops Easts Q the position is clear.
Up to Weakness
And the spots wouldn't add up. If East has AKx, what can the x possibly be? Given West's opening lead 10 is possible but what would incite West to lead 8 at trick 4 from original J9863?
Who has the jack of hearts?
Speakíng of 2:1, I suspect declarers play 3,9 from J93 more often than they do from 1093.
The Hand That Made 8!D Illegal
Why stop at 8? Surely you have heard your partner sacrifice in 8 and, seeing a slew of hearts in your own hand, realized that 9 would play 2 tricks better. (I've yet to hear of an incident where partner with a 2-suiter judges to improve the ...
The Hand That Made 8!D Illegal
Re Amy's "Had no one done this before?" -- It was common knowledge when I started playing competitive bridge in the 1960's that 2 tricks may suffice for a profitable save against a grand slam, so no doubt it was done many times. But not often. In those days ...
Explain this play
Bots are myopic. East miscounted because West followed color.
Thinking out loud
Jeremy had a theory which I think I heard from him, that a lot of the profit at rubber bridge comes from exploiting your "edge". In his own case, he felt, a big edge came from overtricks (contrary to the common dictum not to waste time on them). It makes ...
The World's most complete bridge player.
An apology is due why? Because the end result - exposing someone who turns out to be correctly accused - justifies the means?

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