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Eric Hamilton
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Jan. 19, 2017
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ATB - duplication
Often an "are there better methods available?" question presents as an ATB question - this may be one of those times.
my hand tells me partner has misbid
Yes, their blood vessels are their problem not mine, but it is just sooooo disruptive to the game when the paramedics get involved..... :) You are, of course, right about the superiority in principle of "not discussed" over "not consistent...." In practice, though, by the time the discussion has reached this ...
my hand tells me partner has misbid
"our agreement says 10 to bad 14, but given his 3nt bid, it is strong with stoppers in both the bid suits.." Rules-wise, you must stop talking at the first comma - everything past that commmunicates unauthorized information to partner (not only how you are interpreting their bid but also that ...
whom to blame!
As other posters above have already pointed, out there is too little information to assign blame: Does the partnership pattern out minimum hands or does the 3D call suggest extras? Depending on the answers, either or both of 3D by north or 4D by south could be wrong. But I ...
Reasons For Results
It would be interesting to know what the other results were. If -450 is a bad result because there were a bunch of -420 results, that's a different conversation than if there were a bunch of +50 results, partials making or down one or two, and -170 results.
> North should rebid 2C not 3H I am reminded of something I once heard: "I would rather that my partner hears about nine of my cards than six".
A list of "Just bridge" situations
> I'm just spitballing this idea, but: what if we completely eliminated the concept of "deviations" as an acceptable behavior? It would lead to a different style of defining and explaining bids. For example.. In a regular Precision partnership, after 1C-1H, the 1H bid might be explained as "unlimited, presumed ...
Ruling: Unsolicited play by dummy on the twelfth trick
> What makes you think that East "fell savagely" on the trick? I don't. That bit is in response to Nikos Stamatiou's suggestion that that might have been what happened, and I'm pointing out that it doesn't matter.
Ruling: Unsolicited play by dummy on the twelfth trick
> It doesn't matter how long it takes Declarer to notice what Dummy has done provided both sides have not played to trick 13. That does indeed seem to be pretty clearly what 45D1 says.... but in the original post it also says that the director was not called until ...
Ruling: Unsolicited play by dummy on the twelfth trick
As I read 45D1 ("until each side has played to the next trick"), declarer can correct and the play can be rolled back unless declarer had already played to trick 13, so east has no particular incentive to fall savagely on the trick before declarer has a chance to correct ...

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