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Psychopaths do not feel remorse.
Feb. 21
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Another book I can recommend was penned by Reese & Bird: “How the experts do it”. I read it when I was 16 or 17 and may have been under an initial misapprehension as to the subject matter. It explains most of the stock technical plays.
Feb. 20
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John Armstrong commended the principle to me. But it only applied to defence.
Feb. 20
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Yes but that was a defensive play.
Feb. 19
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Not much to it really, David. But then I play 2 as strictly game-forcing. If they double or overcall, the red or blue card shows the double negative (about 0-4 aceless).
Feb. 18
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Personally I believe so. Hate the slow 6. Just try and bid in tempo, please.
Feb. 18
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It's the kind of ruling that could go either way depending on the AC and who's polled.
Feb. 18
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For squeezes I would recommend either Kelsey or Jourdain/Reese.
Feb. 18
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What works for me is 2 response double negative, 2NT heart positive.
Feb. 18
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I think #3 just demeans the game. Either play them or don't.
Feb. 18
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Send the cheaters there then.
Feb. 18
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I've just spent the weekend in Coventry. I can highly recommend shunning it.
Feb. 17
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I think he's playing regular Stayman and took 3 as natural with 5/4 majors.
Feb. 15
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4 will often play OK in the 5-1 fit. We denied six when we bid 3. I don't fancy 4NT to make.
Feb. 14
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Obvious 3 over 3 with that hand.
Feb. 14
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Sound. I agree wholeheartedly with 1X-1Y-2Y-3Y being a random game-try with 5+ trumps. No need to pre-empt and why tell them anything?
Feb. 12
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Seems normal when you have the luxury of a two-day final.
Feb. 10
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Partner is probably 4-4 in the majors and bid my hand.
Feb. 10
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The problem with increasing the carryover is that pairs starting at the bottom of final “A” would have severely limited prospects. From that position they would be wont to shoot vigorously from the off, randomising the result for those in genuine contention.
Feb. 8
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I don't object to double.
Feb. 8
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