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Eddie, if memory serves me correctly, you also had a partnership with the late great Barry Crane. He is called the greatest matchpoint player ever. What made him so good at that form of scoring? Even if my memory isnt that good, i'm sure you played against him a zillion times, so i think you would be very qualified to answer the question anyway.
Ive admired your career and accomplishments thru the years and wish you all the best going forward.
July 1, 2016
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classic….sounds like it would be from our club
June 13, 2016
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Donald, thats funny…i actually had J107xx, but my partner did mention that maybe i should have led low. I told her she would have been good enough to make the “discovery” play of the Q.
June 12, 2016
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GNT national quarterfinals last year (flight A) i held a somewhat similar hand, all vul, and playing precision,(we oprn most all 10 counts) and partner opened 1 spade(1st seat) , pass by rho:
x
void
xxxxxx
Axxxxx
i bid 1nt (forcing),lho 2h, pard 3c!!

at the other table, my hand passed the opening 1S bid, our teammates bid quietly to 4h. Our auction became a tad more competitive, ending in 6cx,making 7, 17 imps.
And i played this hand against someone i see voted for pass!!
Small sample size, for sure, but seems like there is a lot more to gain than lose by bidding in this situation.
May 31, 2016
Mike Wolf edited this comment May 31, 2016
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and besides, i like calling Neil old
May 22, 2016
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sorry,I misread Kevins post…everyone agrees that the 1st round finesse is best, i thought he meant that the Ace on the 2d round was then best
May 22, 2016
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So the old and the young disagree, right off the bat! and i thought it was simple :)
May 22, 2016
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I found this line:
win A of D
ruff D
K of spades
Q of spades(discover bad split)
A of H
K of H
c to A
ruff d
c to K
ruff d

you cant be prevented from scoring A of trumps and q
Q of clubs=12 tricks
Jan. 21, 2016
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Jack and Steves comments fit the actual hand perfectly
opener had :
KJ
AX
AKQXX
A109X
Sept. 6, 2015
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is this not a situation where pass of 6s by p shows 1st rd control of spades and invites a grand?
July 15, 2015
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Florida,District 9, is the absolute worst in this regard. All of their regionals have a “bracketed swiss” on Saturday, which is the main event. Unlike other regionals around the country, the top bracket is not an open swiss. My regular partner and i basically didnt play for 20 years, so we both have under 2500 points, yet each of us have 25 blue ribbon q's. We have won many top bracket knockouts at Florida Regionals when we could play. They usually will allow us to play in the top bracket of a KO when we ask, but no chance in the bracketed swiss.
Even this past weekend at a local sectional,playing with well respected and successful players, we didnt make the top bracket of the bracketed swiss, which had 16 teams! So basically we are excluded from the Saturday main event at all Florida tournaments, because competing in the lower brackets (bracket 3 at last years Southeasterns!!) is not something we have any interest in doing.
Hoping that somebody with pull in District 9 might read this and offer a solution.
Feb. 22, 2012
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