Indeed..... There did seems to be a lot more banter than most other matches. Maybe someone else has commented on this and I missed it.
Would be interesting to see if this mostly coincides with signalling, or merely random.
I watched one video and noted that Z led card in peculiar manner. It was often deliberately led into position where dummy was to be placed, and then he (rather than dummy) very deliberately moved his lead card to quite a different place.
This looked odd.... ie why ...
It's helpful that camera orientation shows South at bottom!
In most (all?) previous videos North has been at bottom, so it was dificult to follow if watching play on BBO, and glancing at video from time to time.
This is better!
I've experienced someone leading singleton, asking to see all the cards again and studying them very carefully for a long time before reluctantly turning their card over.
I did wonder (later when position was clear) whether this was an attempt to "wake partner up", but I'm probably wrong ...
There is no perfect answer here. EW can make 3♣, 2♦ and West makes 1♠.
Yes, East raised to 4♠ with Kxx void xxxx AKJ98x so now running from 4♠X.
Partner's hand is ♠AQTxx ♥KQJTxxxx ♦K ♣ void.
Some Wests bid 1♦ rather ...
We agree with your suggestion re 1♣ - 1♦ - 1♥ - 1♠ - 2♣ - 3♥ now that we have discussed further.
(And hearing about the 2♥ disaster - where perhaps 2♥ could be a misfitting 10-11 trying to find the best spot, eg ♠xxx ♥KQx ♦AJxxx ...
Thanks all for comments and responses to the poll.
I knew that such a simple question would receive clear concise advice.
Good point David Burn. I haven't told you what I do and don't know about my partner's hand after 1♣ - 1♦ - ♥....
What do ...