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June 5
Phil King edited this comment June 5
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Pretty clear to repeat the finesse imo, since I was East.
Feb. 22
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Our shape is unknown to them - we have both 15-17 balanced AND 11-15 with five clubs. If we simply play three (and possibly four) rounds of trumps, a defender with a 2443 shape will already be in some difficulties on the third trump.
Apply max pressure and worry about the club guess later.
Feb. 19
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FWIW I think that the chances that spades are not 4-3 (with West holding 4) are basically zero unless the lead is a singleton.
Jan. 29
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“Sometimes when playing for England I might, Andy.”

This is rather misleading based on my experience.
Jan. 7, 2017
Phil King edited this comment Jan. 7, 2017
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Range was initially 8-12, but 9-12 in hands with no shortage (nearer 8-10 with a shortage).

Tosh had a hand that I would not upgrade, but never showed a minimum - he merely described shape and the forgot the subsequent system, but he can't be faulted for not volunteering that he had an eight count. Andy has nailed my sentiments on this nonsense pretty accurately.
Jan. 7, 2017
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I think it's more accurate to say we have had 2 comments 133 times each. :(
Jan. 6, 2016
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I might be being bit thick, but I don't see how it can be a bum claim when there are 13 top tricks on any distribution (it would be irrational for declarer to pay out all the diamonds before touching clubs).
Oct. 24, 2015
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In this brave new world, the optimum approach would be to decide which pair you want to play with and then start a rumour about their teammates …
Oct. 20, 2015
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“FWIW, Krzysztof Martens was always thought to be a marvelous influence for keeping bridge in Poland at as high an ethical and non-cheating model as anyone who I have ever heard of anywhere.”

They could have done with someone like him to keep an eye on things in Monaco.
Oct. 18, 2015
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“particularly the Poles – are not being treated justly. (Assuming, of course, that the Polish bridge fed is correct when it says it has not seen any evidence.)”

I agree. If what the Polish bridge federation says is true, the players are being supported by a Polish federation that is either spineless, incompetent, or both.
Oct. 2, 2015
Phil King edited this comment Oct. 2, 2015
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It's time for Sepp Blatter to step in and sort this mess out.
Sept. 28, 2015
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That was five minutes of my life I will never get back. :(
Sept. 27, 2015
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It's not innuendo - Boye does not bluff.
Sept. 25, 2015
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One small improvement is to lead the diamond QUEEN at trick five - although West should ruff this when he is 3613, leading the king makes it crystal.
May 10, 2013
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