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Nigel Kearney
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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Board 17, The Common Game, Afternoon Session, Feb. 26, 2020
I think North should double. If few are competing to 3, it won't cost much to concede -530 instead of -140. If more are competing, then +100 instead of +50 could be a significant number of matchpoints. I wouldn't expect 300 very often but that's nice ...
Nigel Kearney's bidding problem: K T AQJ8754 KQJ8
Yes it is forcing to game. No other relevant agreements.
1!H (2!D) Pass (Pass) 2!S
Definitely not 4-5. I think it suggests 5-6. I'd probably open 1 with a minimum 5-6 but might bid this way with AKxxx AQxxxx x x. With a 4-6 and extra values but poor defence you might not want to double, so could maybe rebid 2 with ...
The Corona Virus
I'll believe the mortality rate when I believe they have a good idea of how many people have had it and are now ok.
Concerns over coronavirus
I agree, but the risk is not just getting sick. There's also the risk of going overseas and not being allowed back without spending weeks in quarantine first.
Does 2!d response to 1M ideally promise 5 !ds?
What you are gaining in diamonds you are losing in clubs. I prefer 2 is always 4+ unless holding three card support for partner's major. That way responder's next bid either sets trump or guarantees clubs. Obviously when you do that you will quite often need to ...
I agree with Kieran completely. Imperfect information means bridge is not analogous to chess at all. Trying to stop people from deliberately making opponents use up their time when they don't need to, would open up a massive can of worms.
Third Hand Signaling Problem
In this case, declarer's line of play is not consistent with AJx of clubs, as Paul said above. That means the club suit layout is known and our card should therefore be suit preference.
Can a previous suit encouragement signal be modified by the order of subsequent honour plays?
Both red is even more reason to try to avoid -200 in 1NTx. As North I would have played J on the first trick, then an encouraging diamond. In any case, the encouraging diamond was the first discard and is therefore the primary signal.
Can you get to game here?
3=good raise to 3 or better 3=weaker raise to 3 This came up in another thread. You were never going to be allowed to play 2 anyway.

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