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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.

 

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United States of America

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capn1100
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Silver Life Master
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Eight Ever - Nine Never - or is it the other way round?
Perhaps the question you asked at the end of that is the answer to your question, actually. I think the answer is “quite a lot actually”. (Note that having 9+5 in two suits generally implies a better chance of shortness in one of the OTHER two suits, for hopefully ...
Play quiz part 2
6) setting about things in the wrong order (like ruffing clubs somehow because those trumps are lower) and blocking diamonds to fail to get the spade away or some such) seems like it belongs on the list.
Eight Ever - Nine Never - or is it the other way round?
It depends. More learned minds than I will be along to elaborate.
Advancing Partner's 1N Overcall
I’ll Stayman then get to 4H (either via delayed Texas or by bidding it) unless partner bids 2S.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKJ74 4 AQ98763 ---
It’s true enough, but note we might not need two out of three as there are other ways in those suits.
ATB
If North showed invitational values with six diamonds, this would be a different problem, I agree.
ATB
Note to self (since we have had a couple similar ones recently): four diamonds is not game. Seriously, North can’t possibly do more; I might well have passed 2D. I am not sure that 3S agreed diamonds — but if it did, you sure as hell cant pass 4D.
Why SAYC is so Bad (and we know it is!)
It would also need the directors to actually enforce it. Right now the actual rule is “please fill it out by the start of next session/the fifth Friday in February/why are you bothering these pros by calling me about this?”
The Hand That Made 8!D Illegal
Making the squeeze in 7NT can save some match points against the people in 6NT who don’t play for it...
Working Backwards from Maximal Security
Knocks on wall are so 20th century. Banging on trash cans is the way these days. (Apologies to our non-baseball fans. Use the Google.)
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