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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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July 9, 2014
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about me

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, my wife and I used to play a lot, and made token appearances in the lower flights of a couple of GNTs and NAPs and such.  Also managed to lose in the finals of the 0-750 knockouts at three straight Spring Nationals, which is harder to do than it sounds.


Then kids happened. 


Now we don't play much.


United States of America

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What happened?
Surely we have something for the responsive double, though. (assuming that's what it was; it's less than a classic) I think if East goes a bit slower West can better appreciate the value of his quacks.
RR9 - Board 8
"It's not a bad beat, but it's a #*(@$($*&#@ way to lose."
Partner fails to alert. Should you do the same?
You're not allowed to intentionally lie to your opponents about what bids mean, full stop. Too bad if it "wakes up partner ".
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: KT543 AKQ84 A4 K
Gross. I'll guess to double and raise 2S to game, bid 3NT over 3m, and pass lebensohl (which may end up being silly). Maybe I should take the money, such as it is.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: KQ82 AKQ742 KQ5 ---
I don't see a partner with two aces passing 5C very much.
Whatever one's interpretation of the length of time "the end" comprises, one thing that is clear is that something else can't happen after it, because then it would not be at "the end". In the sequence of numbers 123456789, one might interpret 9 as "the end", or 789 ...
May you bid after partner's hesitation
Fortunately, with an obvious 3D call (IMO of course) we are not in an awkward situation. We could be, and if so we should teach partner the lesson that when we have logical alternatives blah blah.
May you bid after partner's hesitation
What's the lesson you're trying to teach... because "don't think" is a dumb lesson.
May you bid after partner's hesitation
I bid 3D (if I bid this way, not sure), I think it's clear (i.e. There is no LA). If I get ruled against because someone disagrees I can live with that.
I believe (as Chris Miller eloquently explained) that declarer managed to debar himself from losing a trick by his own statement. And I usually am of the "welp, sucks that you misclaimed, but you did, so you have to deal with the consequences" frame of mind.

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