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Richard Pavlicek
Richard Pavlicek
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Feb. 4, 2015
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A hand that plays TWO tricks better from one side
The maximum difference for a suit contract is 9 tricks, as shown by Leigh Matheson and others in this 2011 puzzle contest:
Check my math:
Some may be unaware that the answer varies with HCP range. My calculator gives 74.16 percent if partner's range is open, or 72.92 percent if partner has 0-7 HCP. Companion Hand Calculator:
Defensive Dilemma
For me, I discourage with the dinosaur four and expect partner to lead a count card in spades (with or without the queen). Nothing always works, e.g., if declarer plays the SK holding Q-x and two hearts, he makes. BTW, there are too many Munday pics in this thread.
A Vacant Spaces Calculation
While I read this great site occasionally I haven't found time to contribute but was asked to comment on this thread. Seems you have it right, as the 13-8 vacant-space proportion is not enough to warrant a finesse. The loss to Jx or Jxx offside is still more likely ...

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