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Interesting – you both know declarer has a ton of black cards and may only have one red card left. So the key bit of information isn't whether you have the K but what your count is. It looks to my intermediate view of all four hands that both defenders could work this out. Am I reaching too far?
Sept. 14, 2013
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In the trick-one discussion, “Suppose partner has exactly J2, giving declarer K1075. If you squander the 6, declarer can win the king, and lead a heart to the 9 to knock out your queen. His 7 will then knock out your ace, and his 5 will be good.”

Won't declarer's card on the second heart trick be the 5, leaving him with 107? At that point it doesn't matter whether you kept the 6 or not. What am I missing?

EDIT: Fixed now. Thanks!
Sept. 14, 2013
Brian Baresch edited this comment Sept. 15, 2013
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Thanks.
Sept. 8, 2013
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Can one delete one's own comments?
Sept. 7, 2013
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Thanks, Stu. I didn't know the history.
Sept. 5, 2013
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I like Bernie's idea too.

Approaching it from the other direction, Buddy mentioned players with large collections of old masterpoints. Perhaps there is a way to have MPs “age out” for bracketing purposes so that people who haven't played seriously in years aren't stuck with their legacy seeds. (Perhaps a player could opt to have the director apply either current or age-adjusted points.) That would take some computer wizardry at headquarters, but IMHO it would likely be worth the investment.
Sept. 5, 2013
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Is that really the whole idea of a bracketed KO?

I thought people who wanted to play against the best had the chance to do that by getting on good teams and improving their game. Why remove that incentive?
Sept. 5, 2013
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#3 here is crucial.

Are people really saying “The top brackets in regional KOs are too strong; we need to spread the good players out more”?
Sept. 5, 2013
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I see that Jess Cohen and John Holcomb constructed essentially identical hands for partner yet took completely different lines of defense. Easy game, bridge.
Sept. 2, 2013
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