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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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June 28, 2016
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Good club player, can't afford travel or tournmants. Long time contributor at

United States of America

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Oren Kriegel's lead problem: 76 982 JT963 AT4
Looks like a crossruff to me. Partner likely has some values but did not act, so is not short in diamonds -- therefore declarer likely has a singleton. Dummy will be short in hearts or clubs or both.
Change of Pace Query: Your Option?
Is this South's hand and did West actually open 2 or something? Or is this West's hand and it was East that raised to 4 ? I guess that's most likely. South appears to be leading from an honor, or possibly a singleton. Anyway, I think ...
Overbid and underplayed
Many playing 4NT variants such as RKCB or 1430 prefer DFPS: Double First (step) Pass Second. Incredibly, however, many of those call their agreement DOPI, and assume partner will interpret double as "1 or 4" rather than the zero clearly specified by the acronym. I think it's a huge ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQ T94 AJT98 A72
This is a rare, genuine penalty double -- in the direct seat, where we can lead a diamond. Of course, the popular misdefinition of penalty as being so many high card points means partner will usually pull. In the balancing seat, the spade tenace is badly placed, and partner will not ...
Harrison Luba's lead problem: KJ8642 Q42 3 AJ7
I'm wondering what to punt with the next time I get in, but seeing dummy will help. So, any hand record? What lead would've worked?
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: KQ85 AKQ4 --- QT986
I gathered as much from other discussion here, but unless partner's overcalling style is quite heavy, I'm content with having made a stab at slam with 4. I would pass the 4 signoff.
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: KQ85 AKQ4 --- QT986
Then I think 4 was the best move on the previous round.
NMF-Assess The Blame
OK, on the given auction, 1-1; 1NT-2, agreeing that 2NT shows extras is plausible, but you could assume instead 2 shows a semi-balanced hand or doubt about stoppers while 2NT shows a classic minimum. I am accustomed to treating NMF as showing a five card major ...
Split Screen when commenting
Opening a second tab was the obvious move, but as I said, it seems to lock up. I just now tried the copy and paste suggestion -- which avoids having to navigate to the same thread -- and after some delay that worked, and I was able to resize both windows to ...
NMF-Assess The Blame
How do you know what 1-1; 1NT-2; 2NT is ? Sounds like a minimum to me, unless you've discussed it. Again, I fail to see any difference between a limit+ bid or strictly limit. What am I missing? OK, I did not realize that 2 forced ...

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