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Phillip Grothus
Phillip Grothus
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June 21, 2011
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Emerald Life Master
World Team Championships in China
As a regular USBF and ACBL operator/commentator contributor, I encourage the more the better. It affords all of us the opportunity to see the very best in our game apply their skills, but also demonstrates that even when we do the very best it often falls short due to ...
Defend This Hand with Me
The result at the other table was +110 for a push. (2H making on the lead of a heart)
Defend This Hand with Me
Thank you Marty and I took your suggestion verbatim.
Defend This Hand with Me
the D7 and Craig and thank you about the H position error. I corrected the segment.
The Worst of a Good Day
I'm sorry Frances, I did not understand the question and thank you for clarifying. Yes, you are correct. As stated, without the suggested distributions of the minors the slam cannot be made. The HK does offer those opportunites when the minors are no worse than (34) with the onside ...
The Worst of a Good Day
Hi Richard, I agree, but without the S return, it does offer some other options and if H's are 4-0 onside you still have some options although much less than 3-1 and working out which minor to ruff back to hand to pull the last trump.
The Worst of a Good Day
Frances, taking the easy casse of a 2-2 trump break, you win the CA, ruff a S, Cash HA, DA, ruff a second S, HQ, pitch 4th S on long C honor
Spingold Chances SF- part 3
David, You have valid points. Being an eternal optimist, I will plod along in hopes that the ACBL will some day get these issues right. I will note that as a vugraph operator I have seen many expert players become irritated about the 'glacial' bidding and play. The next posting ...
Spingold Chances SF- Part 5
KB, as previously stated, West is unlikely to hold three Hearts considering the lack of acceptance of the transfer. Therefore the only Heart holding that allows declarer to use the Heart suit is A10. North has ample information to play his partner for 3 Hearts and to give him the ...
Spingold Chances SF- part 3
David thank you for your comments. I feel the responsibility is shared by all, the players, directors, administrators and rules/laws committee. I am just not sure how to deal with it. I have heard that in some European tournaments clocks are used, but not having played abroad I do ...
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