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Jonathan Mestel
Jonathan Mestel
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The picture lies - I have no hair or snakes any more.

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Tom Townsend's bidding problem: JT876 J Q843 AJ2
I bid 2 and pass partner's (forcing) 2 rebid. He can have a good 3514 in our methods.
procedural penalty
In some games, no quarter is given.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
There is a practical point which many above do not seem to have considered. When RHO bids what you expect to be the final contract and the tray comes under the screen, if you and screenmate pass, the tray goes back and the other two, INCLUDING RHO, will pick up ...
Down Under Coup
Brace ourselves? I fear I'd need bridge work, but then I'm long in the tooth.
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
If I'd know he thought that was a 3 bid I'd have doubled too. Grossly lucky majors.
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
Actually, it looks like my -380 for 2Dx+1 could be worth quite a few matchpoints. RHO expects to be doubled in 3 yet bid it anyway. I am surprised so many people double - whom are you playing against? I think 2 was more likely to go down ...
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
I would sometimes pass 2x. Since I have the UI from the future auction that this would be wrong, I'd better do it....!?!?
Dirty Talk
I suppose it comes down to whether exasperation that oppo have been lucky again counts as "a demonstrable bridge reason." Do you believe declarer should always be allowed to make the contract after this silly remark by South, however he plays and however the cards lie?
Dirty Talk
Unless South had A up his sleeve and clubs were running. North has some sort of guess, and so does declarer,
Dirty Talk
Obviously S should have kept his mouth shut, whether he held Q or not. But I suspect he was annoyed by his partner's strange decision to play a 2nd spade, removing a likely losing option. "You need something else as well!?" would be an appropriate reaction, though one best ...

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