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If there is one thing one could wish for, is that he would see all the nice comments written the last days.
I hope he knew (or even knows somewhere) how appreciated it was, all things done.
May 28
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Then we just disagree. Partner is void (or stiff if they play 4cM) in spades. If he has 12 red cards I pay off. If he has a few clubs we might miss game or slam in clubs. I wrote before in a similar thread that after pass one can have weird distributions, but after failing to overcall Im in the FNJ camp. With all your suggested distributions there are other calls possible (adittedly they do not show 2 suits) but with a long suit you did not open with, you must bid it or pass, and I do not like to pass when we might have a slam.
May 17
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Imagine my suggested hand p (1s) 2h (3s); ? If 4c now promise heartsupport you may have to pass missing slam or stab with 5c (god knows what that means).
May 16
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If I pass Txxx - Ax QTxxxxx as dealer, I would not feel ok if I can not bid clubs next round after partner overcalled hearts.
May 16
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Playing 4cM one could be 2434 with xxx in diamonds. Over here the standard is to bid 2NT with such a hand. Not very attractive at all.
May 15
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Not sure I know what I was thinking making that comment. :)
May 4
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LOL
April 16
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In Geneva 1990 Anders lost to Chip Martel and Lew Stansby (I forgot their US team mates) with 1 imp.
This was very close when Chip and Lew had a rare(?) system mixup. One of the kind we more normal players have now and then.
You change to a new convention, but have not added it yet to the system files.
And you played it last tournament.
But is it on now as well?

If I remember right it was of the kind:

(1NT) 2H*

At one side this was explained as both majors and on one side as natural.
Opps had a crash due to the *both majors* explanation, and there was an appeal.
The end result of all this was a 1 imp win to US.
April 16
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No. 6D is probably rare and is perhaps better solved with a competetive double. The point is that 3D is not fitshowing as you may have hands you did not want to open with, but now want to bid with, instead of passing the whole auction.
April 4
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4171/1474? I suppose even 6 ok diamonds in 1462/4162 is possible. My old partner Daniel Auby set the rules for our team. “A hand may have weird or wrong distribution for an opening bid. But if he did not overcall, later new suits are fitshowing” I always liked that rule myself.
April 4
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I think it might have been Simon Cope who visited Stockholm a year or two ago.
He played with Mikael Rimstedt and declared 4Sp.
I led low from Jx in trumps, and dummy hit with xxxx and my partner had Qxx.
Declarer with AKTx won the queen, entered dummy and finessed….
But I agree, leading low from Jx might not be a good lead.
April 1
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Tjolpe Flodqvist did echo with something like 542 against Peter Schaltz who late in the game finessed the 5 with 63 in a over ruffing position.
I do not remember the exact spots. Perhaps they were different, but Tjople told me it was one of his worst moments in bridge.
It was in Sunday Times at the time you wrote, so it might have been the deal you are refereing to, Barry.
April 1
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I led the 3 from 35 vs 7Sp. At trick 10 I overruffed the 4 with my 5.

Eric Jannersten, one of IBPAs founders, often wrote that one should keep the highest trump for overruffing purposes, and since I read that I always led low in trumps.

A few years ago I was accused of cheating as this was not on my convention card.
I hope you never had that experience, Steve.

Beeing Captain of the Swe Open team the accusation quickly became public here. And a lot of people joined in this debate.
It terminated when someone asked someone high up in the hiearchy (Kokish?) who stated that trumps doesnt follow ‘normal’ leads on the CC.
April 1
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I think, for some, it might depend on what 2C means.
If it is a ‘good raise’ of diamonds, I think almost no one plays penalty.
If it is natural, perhaps a few more moves over to the penalty camp.
March 30
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Ok.

I might have remembered the numbers wrong. :)

PS I do think there was an even greater number in Wuhan after a support redouble.
March 17
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Maybe.

But I played with Johan Sylvan once and opened a weak hand like in the OP.
1C P 1S X
I did have a support XX on my card so I did pull out the blue card ´and it went P P P.

2340 (a rare number) later I was a happy dummy.
March 17
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I would be sad. Maybe they will refuse to give me the buck for my true Yarbohough.
March 13
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Craig: I remember someone with Qx of trumps doing this. Declarer with 9 trumps playes the king (or ace). Now the player with Qx behind the last top honour moves 4 cards over.
Declarer finesses and lose to the queen.
March 9
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Are you sure it will be -50 per undertrick?
March 2
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Yes, argue is room 12 B.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpAvcGcEc0k
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