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Dale Johannesen
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Aug. 15, 2013
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Great Players; Great Books
Index of TBW articles here: This article was in Oct 1974. IIRC it was a parody, but it used a hand from one of Reese's articles to point out what Swanson considered a misanalysis.
ATB -640
Well, I wouldn't have thought it possible, but if you and Richard Fleet both think so, it probably is. That would make West's blame 100% of course.
Director call - have I missed something?
Some people seem to have misunderstood my comment, although I can't see why, so let me try again. I am not suggesting the ruling was correct; I think it clearly wasn't. I do think that bad rulings are a fact of life, and you can protect yourself against ...
ATB -640
50-50. I would stop assigning blame after Michael's second sentence. (Although I agree about what the agreement should be.) Holding it to 2 should beat all the other pairs defending 2SX. Well done.
Director call - have I missed something?
These appear to be the relevant laws, although why anybody would think they apply to this situation is beyond me: 73D2. A player may not attempt to mislead an opponent by means of a question, remark or gesture; by the haste or hesitancy of a call or play (as in ...
Great Players; Great Books
Who said anything about remembering? True, Love is poorly written, but when I was learning about squeezes it was about the only thing available. I do not think about squeezes using Love's terminology, rather by picturing endings, but reading through all the examples was helpful in learning how to ...
What has partner got?
William of Ockham wasn't particular about spelling, but might not have liked being mistaken for his town.
Bidding Options
This sort of hand plays better than its HCP opposite a club fit, and not very well if there isn't one. Best is to show long clubs, then bid an appropriate number of NT; partner will be well placed to get to the right spot after that, whatever it ...
What has partner got?
For a similar auction from real life, see here:
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
My 2 rebid as well. (1=4+ unbalanced + transfer rebids)

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