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Dominic Cooke
Dominic Cooke
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Member Since
March 24, 2018
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Bridge Player
about me

Often delusional about how good I am at this game, but I make enough wild errors to puncture my inflated ego on a regular basis.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 6HX-6 for -1400 at a Year End Congress. My partner was declaring, but it was very much me who got us there.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Reading Bridge Club
BBO Username
dozydom
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Matchpoint Defense Trick 1
That said, for the bidding questions I think I'd pick "play a different system", or failing that I'd open 3.
Matchpoint Defense Trick 1
This is a one-option poll; it's impossible to give a choice on the bidding and one on the play. Might want to get that fixed.
Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: AKQ5 Q74 Q52 AK5
I have 19, and I'm not going to give declarer 14 unless he's shown me his cards.
Alex Hydes's bidding problem: K4 AKQJT642 8 54
I don't understand what P's bid is. What passed hand has a redouble for blood here? He has no trump honours. I'm bamboozled, and I'm passing. If a man in a red EBU shirt gave me this hand, I'd be pretty confident of the situation ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 863 QT QT653 J94
I can imagine passing 1, though I wouldn't. Thank goodness we have bid. 4 leaves the possibility of playing in 4, which can very easily be the spot at matchpoints. My partners could easily be 6-3 on this bidding, so 4 opposite won't be ...
Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: AKQ5 Q74 Q52 AK5
2NT... seems to be the clear call? Our stopper could be better, but anything else seems fairly perverse.
ATB Matchpoint disaster
I have a slight suspicion who you blame. I suppose I'm inclined to agree. Not bidding 5 as N seems poor; the hand has grown far worse in defence and better in offence every time your partner has bid.
Opening and Rebid with a 15-17 NT
Agree or disagree, it's miles better than the 4th option given, and I would say clearly better than a 1NT open.
The deal played itself
Isn't an idiot coup an attempt to make declarer play the hand as if you're an idiot, not just an assumption that declarer is an idiot?
Assign the blame
At a guess, they do not play 1NT as showing 5-5 in the other suits. 5H... I could definitely see that as E knowing his opponents can't bid properly at the 5 level, if I was feeling generous towards E.
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