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Richard Pavlicek
Richard Pavlicek
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Member Since
Feb. 4, 2015
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
1. Won a Women's Pairs; 2. Changed Jim Munday into a cat on BW
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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"Flexible signals"
To me this is analogous to any situation where you've led a suit and want to clarify its future to partner. For example, with J98xx (partner ATx, declarer KQx) I would play high (jack) on declarer's king so partner knows my suit is not running yet; whereas low ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A85 AJ54 Q62 AK2
Pass. You have to respect those "world-class" opponents (though the "cl" might not belong). I mean, how else could win against you?
Best Line in this Slam- and can you reconstruct the defenders hands.
With E-W vertical and apparently swapped, David would be a shoo-in for the ACBL Board of Directors.
Ax opposite KQTxx
Few may remember this, but in the words of Ralph Kramden: Bang! Zoom! You're going to moon, Craig! Seriously, good analysis.
percentage play in trump for 1 loser
It's a theoretical tossup whether to cash or finesse first, but the edge goes to cashing if you lead first from dummy (RHO will often cover with QJ8x). Less clear at MPs because finessing first could pick up the suit.
Best Line in this Slam- and can you reconstruct the defenders hands.
Playing for the squeeze stands out a mile. West would surely lead a trump with Qx xxxx Jxx QTxx; but most would lead a stiff spade. Also, you're only down one if wrong.
Who made the worst bid (if any)
An interesting puzzle is to construct a layout where 3N is cold, consistent with the 1S bid. How about: AKxxx xxx Txxx A?
Best Line in this Slam- and can you reconstruct the defenders hands.
Single dummy, I would cross to the DK to draw trumps, pitching a spade (and a club if trumps 4-2) then finesse the CJ. This caters to D QJx besides either black finesse or clubs 3-3. Also if West stops clubs and East diamonds, the SQ must drop (double squeeze ...
Interesting play problem
Dave: The key difference is that Axxx opp. KJxxx has only two signifcant cases (LHO: Qx or x) while Ax opp. KQTxx has three (Jxx, Jx or xx) hence finessing the latter loses to 2/3 of the cases. The vacant-space differences to justify a finesse in theory can be ...
Interesting play problem
Unblocking diamonds, playing hearts (twice if HK wins) and refusing an early spade finesse if forced is surely right, but playing clubs from the top is almost always better (it's not analogous to four cards missing queen). For the club finesse to be better you need East to have ...

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