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John Newman
John Newman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 3, 2013
Last Seen
April 12
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Having just read about squeezes, I risked my contract for overtricks by leading out queen from AT9xx Qx. I crushed the singleton jack on my right! This created a repeating triple squeeze for all the tricks, but I didn't want all the tricks, I wanted my first stepping stone. I played up to the nine, then began jettisoning winners to preserve the ending, and threw lefty in, so she'd have to lead into ace-ten at trick twelve.
Bridge Accomplishments
Once threw the ♣A on the table when I was intending to open 1♣.
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John Newman's lead problem: T64 AJ763 K75 QJ
The auction was different at each table. This auction led to the juiciest lead problem which is why I posted it. If you want a different, imaginary lead problem, it could conceivably have gone: W N E S P 1♦ P 1♥; P 3♦ P 3NT All pass
John Newman's lead problem: T64 AJ763 K75 QJ
What do people think South's hand looks like?
John Newman's bidding problem: T43 A72 AJ52 K73
"They" follows "partner's hand". I didn't specify a second seat opening because there was no special agreement.
John Newman's bidding problem: T43 A72 AJ52 K73
This is how I hoped my partner would interpret my double, but in retrospect I think I made a poor choice, because I didn't imagine the situation from their point of view enough. A lot of players will look at their poxy box and think "I've shown this ...
John Newman's bidding problem: AKQT7652 --- AKQ7 A
Therein lies the joke.
John Newman's bidding problem: AKQT7652 --- AKQ7 A
You mentioned bidding diamonds - when I asked a friend his plan with this hand, he said "This is the kind of hand you should think about setting diamonds". I like that logic.
John Newman's bidding problem: AKQT7652 --- AKQ7 A
The hands I was worried about are when partner holds 3 diamonds exactly, or 1-2 diamonds and less than two trumps on specifically a trump lead. But a lot of other good things can happen too. The clinching factor for me was childish - how many times do you get to ...
John Newman's bidding problem: AKQT7652 --- AKQ7 A
You need 33 points for slam.
John Newman's bidding problem: AKQT7652 --- AKQ7 A
7♠ bidders you are in the money: http://www.kandq.bridgeaustralia.org/showtraveller.asp?id=297827&board=29&pair=8
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 76 J5 AKQ9632 KJ
I was going to post this one - I'm glad you did.
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