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Richard Haydon
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April 28, 2014
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Academic (retired) and bridge-player (semi-retired, "butcher" on OKB) Now living in London. 

United Kingdom

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Acol Bridge Club, BC12 (Paris)
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Negative Free Bids and the consequences
Ambiguity after a double and opponents’ preemptive action is indeed the big weakness of these methods. I played NFB (after “space-consuming” overcalls, with invitational jump-shifts) in a couple of partnerships between 1967 and 1970. We did quite well in (non-expert!) MPs but the big downside, especially at IMPs, was after ...
Yes, of course. It was another butchered defence
Real men don’t run. Almost 50 years ago my partner fancied himself as the best player in the University and our opponents at MPs were a pair of upstart freshmen. My RHO opened a 10-12 NT and it went Pass 3NT Dbl PPP. I had to find a lead ...
Displaying hands in comments
Actually EW can’t make 1 (CCCHHHC)
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
The EBU L&E Committee has indeed got very worried about artificial strong openings on distributional hands, particularly when people are playing what in the UK is called "Benjamin". I play a little in France now where the standard system (2 "strong indeterminate", 2 GF) is similar to ...
Journo Tells a Sad Tale
At the risk of drifting off topic, I have to defend the Daily Mail against the charge of plagiarism: most of their stories are invented in-house, rather than copied (or based on real-world events).
Sven Pride's bidding problem: AKQJT A9 AKQ64 Q
It's easy: in a situation like this, opener chooses 6NT only with two top cards in his suit ...
The Nine drops
Because if West is known, or judged, never to play the 9 from these South can safely continue with the 3 in this position, finessing if West follows small.
Louis Dekker's bidding problem: 9 AQ54 AJ542 A64
Is it possible that partner thinks are trumps?
Reading your opponent
I am sure you are not wrong Giovanni. This is a cleverly constructed and very funny article. The insights into declarer's thought processes recall Victor Mollo's immortal line "The Rabbit now played for the 9 to be good".
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