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+1 Westy's! I haven't been there, but my brother went at the last NABC and highly recommends it as a post-midnights spot :)
March 20
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I’m assuming double is negative!
March 18
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This poll was a sanity check. I led Q.
Dummy was AQ AKQxxx Kx xxx
Partner had KJ-5th or -6th (can't remember) and K10x. Declarer had J and Q.
So a spade was the only lead to beat it.
March 15
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Pass, and if it goes (1)-P-(1N) or (1)-P-(2), I will double
March 15
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I don’t think the singleton is relevant.
March 15
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I don’t see why you hate that, nor did I think your joke was derogatory. It was just funny. I laughed out loud
March 12
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I definitely think North should start with 2 Michaels, planning to cuebid (again) next to show a strong hand with minimal shape (in context).
If it goes e.g. (1) 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - ?
I'd guess to still bid game, but it's close.

South passing on the actual auction is at worst questionable, definitely not wrong IMO.
March 7
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No, sorry maybe I should have been clearer. “Rusinow from length” = “Rusinow from a 4-card or longer suit”
Feb. 26
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I do not agree with partner's double. Partner should reason that, if Responder has a classic hand for the bid (5+), East has failed to take a call over 1 with spade shortness, which means the hand probably does not belong to our side.
Feb. 26
Anant Rathi edited this comment Feb. 26
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What would you do at IMPs Michael? :P
Feb. 20
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With hearts and clubs, you bid 3 over 2.

The reason is so that you can stop in 3 after opener shows a heart single-suiter (which you're more likely to want to do than when opener is 2-suited)
Feb. 17
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Well that changes everything!
Feb. 17
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This is why I'm not voting for that option. Who forgets their agreement AND smolen?
Feb. 15
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Qx AJ10xxx xxx Ax
However “golden” that Qx looks, this isn't a re-raise.

xx AKJxxx Qx Axx
However “garbage” that Qx looks, this is.

While you have a point, imo it's not *that* great a point.
Feb. 15
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If the keycard bid is 4N and that's 1430, my plan after 2 would be more nuanced (probably won't blast into keycard right away). But 2 is still the right start.
Feb. 15
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If partner has a singleton club and we get a club lead, I might regret bidding 3N.
But other than that, it's very unlikely spades plays better, and NT will play better when a bad trump break or adverse ruff(s) scuttles 4.
Feb. 15
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I think the 3 fit-jump should be a stronger slam-suitable had, such as AKJxx Axxx xx xx

It's tempting to force this hand to game. But the J in our trump suit is, ironically, not worth 1hcp (9 missing the Jack is nearly just as good as 9 with it), and the J is suspect too. I agree with passing 3.
Feb. 15
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I agree with Peg. I’m bidding 2 and keycarding at my next turn, signing off at 5/6/7 depending on how many partner has
Feb. 15
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And thank you Samantha for starting this project!
Feb. 4
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Natural game invitation, denying 4cM
Feb. 4
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