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All comments by Ralph F. Lind
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“You might comment if you disagree with South's PASS over East's 4

South 100% blame (for guessing wrong over North's Double).
March 16
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time to man up
March 9
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“My guess is that East simply passes when partner can declare a hand.”

Agree.
March 9
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I think 3 is “reasonable” as long as it “suggests” another strain.
Feb. 27
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continued auction

1 P 1NT P
2 P 2 P
3 P ??

after a 2 preference, prospects of responder's (example) hand now look better
Feb. 24
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Nope.

At matchpoint pairs, don't worry about “buwuddif … a worst case scenario happens”. Instead, do worry about making a call that “steers” an auction towards a lower probability of success.

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On this hand you know there should be at least a 5-4 fit, or a 4-4 fit. Pard is going to strive to bid again.

Buwaddif ….. your worst fear happens (= pard passes 2 and Game is cold) ??

You also know that silent opponents have a 10 card fit. And you know that (from this auction) it is not clear whose hand it is. So, all is not (yet) lost.

An opponent may balance and bail you out.

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Is it easier to find a minor suit game (when 3NT is very wrong) by rebidding 2 or 3 ?
Feb. 24
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IMP pairs as represented by an orange. MP pairs that orange, the “juice” squeezed out of it.
Feb. 23
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So… if you have a bridge mind but lack a partner you can drive down to the local club and pick up a stranger for the IMP pairs.

And if it happens he/she can follow suit, you can be a bridge winner occasionally.
Feb. 21
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No point in bidding on (= they have the Ace)
Feb. 5
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5432 means xxxx (= “Fleet speak”)
Feb. 1
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Is it easier to find a minor suit slam by responding 2 or 3 ?
Jan. 31
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That's the point of 2. To avoid the muss (of 3).

The problem is that the 3 response is often perforce “a punt”. And too dangerous to try on this hand unless you are playing 3D (over 3) as per Gary Hann's false preference convention.
Jan. 26
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I favor either solid suit or excellent suit.

If you like excellent suit, then consider : no void, second round side suit control, and RKC.dsa
Jan. 24
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Opting for 2, a one-step call…
Jan. 24
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If FV at matchpoints and you need to perform surgery, this is the spot.
Jan. 12
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Aha… so you intended that 2 call as a semaphoric placeholder!
Jan. 7
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If you have no agreement about advancer's rebid in this situation, then try and make a bid that offers the best chance of finding a safe home for the contract.
Dec. 23, 2018
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ditto. working fine on both chromebooks here. thanks, Daniel
Dec. 14, 2018
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““Cheating in bridge is analogous to calculated pre-planned murder in life”. I am sorry but you and Chris are too closely connected to this issue to think rationally.”

False analogy, no dead bodies here.

This be about stealing, not killing.

Lots of petty theft, picking pockets for a fistful of masterpoints.

And some grand theft too. Grand theft Spingold. Grand theft Reisinger. Grand theft Vanderbilt…
Dec. 12, 2018
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Not a theorist, but I think (A) and (B) are OBAR situations where you can gain advantage by swinging against the field. One way is to use transfers. Rubens advances. Another way is to play the Cue-bid double. Also Rubens' idea.
Dec. 8, 2018
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