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I believe the top down is the default on how one plays but when AKQxx oppoite Jxxx x claims the last 5 they are not forced to play AKQ and then small to dummy's J losing last trick hen they did not specifically claim.

In example given KZ of spades in dummy opposite AQJx would be silly to play A then K

I think ruling is correct but real question when qxx of clubs wins 3rd club and whatever other tricks available.
Dec. 7, 2015
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Pretend they are behind screens and get the correct explanation from that player who made the bid and it gets passed back to them. Would East now bid? If answer is no then I believe East was damaged.
Dec. 7, 2015
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I would expect that whoever shuffled id a poor job of randomizing the deck. The idea of hanky panky is someone planned on this. Though I agree that it probably was not shuffled properly(no proof however) I expect that pair that got bad result wants to throw out board and pair that gets good result doesn't. Not sure how TD should handle this. I'd be more concerned when they bid 7N and both finesses are on than this.
Dec. 7, 2015
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When I pick it up and place it correctly on who wins the trick it means one thing and when I put the wrong way it means something else.
Dec. 5, 2015
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Sorry I play with one partner that when he opens 3C is 3rd seat white on red and I am asked what that means I say preemptive could be a 5 card suit since I have seen him do it a couple of times over the years and I would not expect opponents to think he only had 5. Of course I was told we did not have that agreement although my partner had a 5 card suit KQJTx on the hand I explained.
Dec. 5, 2015
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Not if they have agreement that it is never more than 1 length apart so 46 or 57 opens a weak 2 or 3.
Dec. 5, 2015
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I believe a transfer is suppose to guarantee length in the suit. The above 2D bid needs to be alerted not announced as transfer.
Dec. 5, 2015
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Sometimes one doesn't make bid that pushes them to game but may sacrifice over it. Person could be thinking if I bid 3S and they bid 4H not sure what to do and then thinks again when they bid 4H. I would think partner has fit when hesitates in these 2 positions.
Dec. 5, 2015
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Similar to eliminating the 3c puppet response over 2N. When opponents open 2N or 2C it greatly reduces the amount of times we would come into the auction so alerting is less likely to help defenders. No alerts above 3N since less likely that opponents will be bidding.
Dec. 4, 2015
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what about 64 or 74 would you preempt in one instead. Would you need to detail this.


When don't or meckwell is played over 1NT I have never gotten more than clubs +higher or clubs + major. Would need to ask style of what lengths could be.
Dec. 4, 2015
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Michael, when you refuse to accept penalty for revoke although I agree you don't believe you deserve the extra matchpoints given in this way and you choose not to take them and you and your partners/teammates agree I still think this is clearly wrong since when you are sitting North/South all the other East Wests are your teammates and I do not believe that they have all agreed with you to play this way. Although when both opponents pitch and I know one of them have a card I ask several times for them to check before continuing,
Nov. 23, 2015
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If the opponents make a bad claim I don't believe I should try to determine how good/bad my opponents are and decide to call or not call the directory based on this. I call the director and let the director rule.
Nov. 23, 2015
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If the result at someone's table would be cancelled and replaced with another board then one should speak loudly on all the board they believe they are losing more imp's than the penalty
Nov. 23, 2015
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If the opponents bid 7N off the ace of spades and then the card was exposed. Although one could not prove intent(recorder should document) Hand could have claimed after opening lead and defender showed the ace of spades on how it may have been boxed. I would expect director should rule 7N making and 6N making six at other table.
Nov. 21, 2015
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When the opponents lead out of turn or revoke(do you accept) or do you not want to win this way>
Nov. 21, 2015
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Players routinely miss discards from partner or opponents.

Other North/Souths may have been damaged since this North was not given the opportunity to go down 2 because of this bad claim.

Other East/Wests may have been damaged since although this was an incorrect claim taking away the chance of partner making a mistake(I agree very low probability) but players make mistakes.
Nov. 21, 2015
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Unless the best non-pro has not yet won a National event.
Oct. 30, 2015
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I spent too much time on bridgewinners looking at video replays of leads or where one left the board using screens.
Oct. 30, 2015
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The 0-10K events eliminates only 627 players of the 167000 members. This does not count as a path to Grand Life Master as it shouldn't. Now if I understand we are trying to create an event that eliminates some players with less than 10K(to good for us to play) and allow some with more than 10K(never any good but played a lot or used to be good but older now so not as good as they use to be so we can play them now).
Sorry to say if you don't want to play the very top players you don't have to but I don't know why one would think this should count for the path to Grand Life Master.
Oct. 26, 2015
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I play with a player in several high paying regional events and then I will play with them for no charge(entry and travel only) in this new non pro event??
Oct. 20, 2015
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