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I’m a strong advocate for playing that bid of responders suit is natural. It’s rare you need it but certainly deals well with psyches. A classic opportunity to psyche 2H here. Well done Jessica. A lot of people have an agreement that in 1st seat favourable 2d is 0-5hcp. Was that explained at the table?
Dec. 8, 2019
Helena Dawson edited this comment Dec. 8, 2019
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Over 4c I have nothing to cue. Over 4d splinter I have a perfect hand and will just bid 6c
Sept. 7, 2019
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I think 1H 2c 3D should be a 4-card club raise.
Sept. 6, 2019
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One down after a spade lead taken with ace. Would it help if declarer let’s south win first trick?
Sept. 4, 2019
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2NT asks east to describe hand further. 3 minor now shows a 5 Card suit.
Sept. 4, 2019
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Are you seeing double Robert?
Sept. 4, 2019
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At our table it went P (1S) 1NT (x) all pass. I am not sure about the 1NT overcall. Once East is a passed hand it is probably safer to double. Mahmood doubled. Brogeland passed.
Sept. 4, 2019
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Aug. 23, 2019
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jxxxx kx kqxxx x is a 6-loser too. Are you opening 1s on this one too? My point is that you’ll often have a 6 or 7 loser when you have 2 5-card suits. So where draw the line? If 2H or 2S is a 2 suiter it’s always going to be 6-7 losers.
Aug. 11, 2019
Helena Dawson edited this comment Aug. 11, 2019
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Yes, I was a pretty good hand for a 2S opening, especially non vulnerable where it could be only 4 of 2nd suit. I still am not sure when to open 1S and when to open 2S.
Aug. 9, 2019
Helena Dawson edited this comment Aug. 9, 2019
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If anyone else can tell me what happened at other tables please help as I lost connection half way through and lost all the hands. So not sure how to find out what happened in the semis.
July 31, 2019
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The auction was interesting. Ruth slightly underbid with a 2NT opening. Helene transferred to spades and then bid 4d, ostensibly natural (nothing was alerted). This worked out very well for them because now 4NT was clearly Keycard for spades. Some have the agreement that 4NT after the transfer to spades is quantitative hence the need to make sure that it didn't get passed. They did well. Should I have led Ace of hearts instead of a spade lead? Nothing seemed very attractive.
July 9, 2019
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I play that if invited I will accept with any non-minimum. That means with a flat 8 opposite 16 we'll be in game. I don't think I would have moved over 1NT especially non vulnerable. If they stayman and then bid 2NT-3NT there is an argument for leading Hearts or spades. May as well lead hearts as a slightly better suit. If you do lead the 7H, you have to be careful to unblock the Queen if declarer takes the Ace on second round (which I did in the mid-game but too late). In any case they can hold up til 3rd round.
July 9, 2019
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Well spotted Stephen!
July 5, 2019
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We’re on BBO at 11am Sydney time.
June 12, 2019
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Ok. Will do. Our first match today is against Korea and the 2nd New Zealand. Only 2 matches today. From tomorrow there are four matches a day.
June 10, 2019
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Thank you everyone! Xx
June 8, 2019
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Thank you Sheila. We are very excited. How often do you get the opportunity to represent your country! We promise to do our darndest!
June 4, 2019
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I actually think bridge might be more popular if everyone had 12 cards. The game wouldn’t take quite as long. Maybe all the 2’s should be removed!
May 31, 2019
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