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Eric Hamilton
Eric Hamilton
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Jan. 19
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The Adventures of Mrs. I. Fixum
How fixed were they really? You won the board as soon as you decided (with half the field) to go low, did you not? They just didn't get the top that they were hoping for from your error. Now, if 3N were going down.... then they could complain about ...
Interesting Ruling Situation
"Responder explained his as..." and said that he "took as...."? Several parts of my anatomy are hurting.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: Q8542 K963 A64 7
Yes. Added above, thanks.
Why don't DBL?
What did 3S mean in the east/west methods? Clearly it's soliciting west's opinion on the 3N/4H question, but what does it suggest west should do with 9xxx?
Plan your play 18.
Ruff with the 9. If west follows to the second spade trick, AH and then finesse the heart jack. If west discards instead of overruffing, spend a while thinking about which heart holdings including the queen this particular west would not overruff with, and play the hearts accordingly. If we ...
Lecture--"Balancing"--Tips Requested
"Don't hang your partner for balancing" - when partner balances, the better your hand is, the worse his hand probably is.
Negative double distribution
Interpret a negative double as "values to compete, interest in the unbid suits" and 5-5 in a very weak hand is possible. There's nothing wrong with playing it as exactly 4-4, but in exchange for that accuracy you're giving up some chances to compete with weak shapely hands.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: AJT Q54 54 AQT92
Quite agree about the interpretation of 1N and 2S. Did this well-played 3-3 matchpoint well? Did declarer make happy faces at partner while playing it well? :)
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: A543 J9 T7 AQ962
That could turn out OK, but partner will expect more when an unpassed hand makes a double over a forcing bid, so might well overcompete. We don't particularly want to be in this auction except to prevent the opponents from playing a red-suit partial in peace. Passing and balancing ...
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: AJT Q54 54 AQT92
Me too, so I find the plurality vote for "pass" also a bit surprising.

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