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I'm curious to see what people think the 4 bid looks like to justify their action either way. Anyone care to elaborate?
Sept. 9, 2012
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“most hands on which partner bids 4 include five card heart support”

Why is that?
Sept. 9, 2012
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So you figured out what partner most likely has and are leading something else anyway?
Aug. 31, 2012
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Thanks! This pretty much sums up what I think about this spot. Partner's double, to me, means: “hit my suit and they're going down”. I agree totally with 1 and 2. 3 makes it clear to me, but I would say that Jxx x would still be a club lead, and xxx x is hard, but club is still more likely partner's minor.
Aug. 31, 2012
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How did you write an article about “breakin' the rules” on opening leads and not write about leading low from Qx(x) of trump?
Sept. 27, 2011
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A diamond was led against 4S. Justin tried Ace and King of spades then hearts which looks like the best line to me. It felt a little unlucky to go down and lose a game swing, but not that unlucky to lose the match. They played well.
July 8, 2011
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Of course solid diamonds are possible after a 2NT bid. I think they are not possible after the 4 bid. With Ax Axx AKQJTx Jx, or any hand with AKQJTx of diamonds, I'd always bid 4NT over 4. I also prefer 5NT after 4.

South may have shown 22-23, but this is Brad Moss and North has no diamonds and South has no fit and South doesn't have solid diamonds. There is good reason to think this is the kind of hand he has.
Jan. 17, 2011
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