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Paulo Brum
Paulo Brum
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Member Since
March 5, 2015
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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My first guard squeeze, or any time in which I fooled a defender with a well-timed falsecard.
Bridge Accomplishments
South American champion (at junior and open competition) for a few times. Represented Brazil in open World championships since 2007.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gabriel Chagas, Roberto Barbosa, Marcelo Branco
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Rio de Janeiro
Favorite Tournaments
Any WBF tournament
Favorite Conventions
Transfer Walsh (in a fully developed system)
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YBTJ Missed Slam
As presented by the OP, South's argument about how he would not have an opening bid without the A is specious. He did not know that North had the K. The slam would be equally laydown if North had x AK10x A(J?)xx xxxx. Some issues which partnerships ...
Awkward Situation
Yes, for sure partners should discuss midgame leads. The OP was a bit ambiguous -- asking us to assume a spade lead, and later telling that he had led the A in practice.
Continuations after we overcall 2NT for the minors
By the way, I play this cuebid as asking for the short suit; it is GF for me. This creates completely different problems, of course.
Continuations after we overcall 2NT for the minors
Yes, and it is worse if the opening bid was in spades. There is a possible solution, but in a completely different responding philosophy. Use an Ogust-like scheme: min, min, max, max. And now "responder" can set any suit as trumps by a coded cuebid (first ...
Awkward Situation
Should not West know that a 2nd spade cashes, based on partner's lead (whether playing 3rd/5th or 4th)? If so, I can't see a reason why West should not cash the spade before playing a diamond.
Continuations after we overcall 2NT for the minors
"Responder" should be able to set trumps easily to look for slam. A simple suggestion is the inversion of what you play now: the first step after the cuebid shows a max (allowing pd to set trumps naturally), and 4m shows a min. After 4m, if "responder" is still looking ...
Finding 4-4 majors fits after 1M - 2NT (unusual)
After an auction such as: 1-2NT-X-P-P-3-P-P, in which responder did not double the escape suit, opener is supposed to bid 3 with, say, AQxxx KJxx Kx xx, relying on the negative inferences about responder's hand (no support, no long minor suit -- which would have passed and ...
Matchpoint Strategy
I think the choice of line is open to discussion. What is not open to discussion is that, once declarer picks what he thinks is the best option (either ducking a spade, or ducking a heart and going after clubs), he should follow it through. In other words, the only ...
Matchpoint Strategy
Sure, they overcall on anything nowadays, but the bad suit (Jxxxxx) makes the odds of West having the AK quite high. I surely would have ducked a spade rather than trying to get the 10th trick in clubs. As the play went, I would cash the 9 tricks. Perhaps West ...
Two Way Game tries after doubles?
The second sequence gives more options to opener (both pass and bid later, and XX), so one should try to adjust the meaning of the bids accordingly. For sure, most 5332 (and perhaps most 5431) hands with game interest would prefer to check if the opps are in trouble, if ...

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