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Richard Pavlicek
Richard Pavlicek
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Member Since
Feb. 4, 2015
Last Seen
4 hours 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; 3. Can't think of any more.
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Declarer thoughts
I think everyone is too quick to presume 5-5 even if 2C normally shows that. Opposite a passed hand, some would prefer 2C to 1H or double with AJT9 AKxxx Kx Jx, with which doubling 5C is palatable. I wouldn't double 5C with the 5-5 hand, with or without ...
Duck or Cover?
"Immediately crouch under your desk, put your head between your knees and clasp your hands behind your head..." -Emily Litella Uh, Emily, this is Duck _OR_ Cover. "Oh. Never mind." Seriously, CQ is automatic. Ducking could only lose, e.g., giving declarer four tricks when he has Ax.
Which road on play?
Yes, assumed TP, or IMPs which closely parallels, but based on my ballpark numbers, 4H also wins at MPs: 40 wins when both make; 35 losses when only 4C makes; 25 ties when both fail. Agree with passing 3S at MPs. At TP or IMPs it seems a close call ...
Which road on play?
Math check! I'm sure 4H is better. Basically 4H makes 36% x 75% + 64% x 25%, or 43%. Call it 40% to be conservative. So in 100 deals 4H nets 40 x 420 - 60 x 50 = 13,800, while 4C nets 75 x 130 - 25 x 50 = 8500. Curiously ...
A defensive problem
Shouldn't that be "foul" as in double dribble, or do you raise chickens on the side? :)
A defensive problem
DC: "Barry's discussion of partner's suit preference carding is inconsequential dribble." Sure, Barry deserves some credit, but that's a narrow subject. My writing qualifies no matter what the topic.
Double by 1NT Overcaller
Deleted (misread auction).
considerably worse than trivial
I think David's rule is that ranks in each suit are in alphabetic order, i.e., Q-10-3 is good, but Q-J-3 is not.
considerably worse than trivial
I noticed on this thread that Margie's last name is never spelled correctly, so in her memory: Gwozdzinsky. I know, hard to believe the extra Z, but "Pepsi" would understand.
considerably worse than trivial
The closest I've come so far is a deal where each player makes 1NT, 1S and 1H. The other two suits remain an obstacle, and I'm beginning to doubt if it's possible for every hand to make one in every strain.

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