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Nick Hughes
Nick Hughes
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Sept. 25, 2016
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Dec. 3
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Australia

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shevek
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ATB: -500 instead of +1010
Vul vs not with three in the major. No thanks.
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
Okay, so might depend on whether 1 showed four. Also, less clear if partner had opened 1, be that 3+ or 2+. (When will we get 4 colour suit symbols?) Then West might have an awkward shape to act first time. The issue is different playing a strong ...
Nick Hughes's bidding problem: QT94 AK3 KQ9 KQ8
Okay, that seems pretty clear. Partner had a 4-4-2-3 9-count. Unfortunately, East had Kxx xxx AJxxxx x 1 off in 4 on a diamond lead and club switch. Sigh.
You've seen this trump suit before
Thanks for that. I will dig it out.
Odd-Even and Encrypted Signals
The obvious difference with UDCA is that an even card conveys extra information. Players dither over deciding which switch partner will be more likely to twig to.
Cue bid over a pre empt.
Minors. Particularly important over 3, since you don't want to bury partner's 6-card spade suit. We - and probably only we - play 4NT as natural, say 22-25 or equivalent. Why should we miss out solid 34-count 6NT because someone preempts? We don't play non-leaping Michaels. All this ...
Critique this matchpoint auction
Added the "just bridge" option.
Inviting to 3NT w/o a Four-Card Major by Using Stayman: A Current Problem and a Proposed Solution
I like my garbage, particularly opposite weaker notrumps. There are tweaks for 1NT - 2 - 2 - 2. Mike Lawrence advocated this as weakish unbalanced, often with a singleton heart. Responder might have KTxx x xx KTxxxx Too good to ignore spades, so Stayman then 2 over 2 ...
Sweet textbook hand from Monday night
Yes, it would be a fancy play indeed from T-8-7. Still ...
Sweet textbook hand from Monday night
True, only winning defence. Another issue is the correct line of declarer play single dummy. Say declarer does the right things early on, then leads 9-J-? It COULD be right to ruff this, playing East for 5-3-1-4. Against the odds on the auction but unclear if East-West had passed throughout ...
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