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Paulo Brum
Paulo Brum
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Member Since
March 5, 2015
Last Seen
July 11
Member Type
Bridge Pro
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Country
Brazil

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)
BBO Username
Paulinho
ACBL Ranking
None
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2NT...ever?
It really depends on other factors (as well as those you've mentioned). The quality of the opposition, partner's skills as declarer, state of the match, to name a few. In any case, it is to be expected that there will be a grey zone between pass/invite, and ...
They can play everything
In the absence of other factors (incluing table data), I would not have played spades like that. Vacant spaces (both in the heart suit and in the club suit) point to the K with East. No arguing with success, though. If we wanted to play spades like that, perhaps we ...
Half Dummy
The line suggested would fare badly if the squeeze was between hearts and spades (with East guarding the diamonds). A better line than that would be to refrain from playing the second diamond and to decide on which squeeze chance to maintain after we see the 2 pitches in the ...
Half Dummy
What about this order of play: first diamond won in dummy, second diamond to hand (establishing the break there, assuming that the lead was from length), three clubs (establishing the break there) pitching a spade, and in the fourth club we pitch the second spade from dummy. We win the ...
There must be more useful ways to waste your time than ....
The idea is that we should keep the two entries in East to be used only after (a) diamonds are established and (b) the Q has been played.
There must be more useful ways to waste your time than ....
I don't think it is that easy to win 3 spade tricks if you win the first trick in hand and play a spade to the 10. North swtiched to hearts and you are left with no entry to East's spade tricks. Ducking once won't help. This ...
Assess the blame (13)
It's hard to get to slam when the strong hand needs perfect cards from the weak hand, and even harder after a preempt. Switch the K to the Q (for example) and 6 is very bad. The best possible result seems to be 4. Failing to reach ...
Everyday situation
I prefer to play this as "whatever you do is probably right". This means that I will certainly have a landing spot, but I also have defensive (non-heart) tricks. For example: xxxx x Kxxx AKxx. Bidding on with this hand (instead of doubling) risks a minus when partner had a ...
Play 3NT
When I wrote "I can't see East ducking with the Axx", I meant the Trick 1 duck.
Play 3NT
Yes, "It gains nothing" was an overbid. Better to put is as, "it has little to gain and more to lose". Of course, it would be useful to know whether East's "low heart" is unambiguous, but the OP did not specify it.
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