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Adam Portley
Adam Portley
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Dec. 15, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 13
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Phillip Martin's bidding problem: KQJ87532 J8 8 AK
Given that he probably has no spades I can't really imagine him ever pulling. Maybe if he has a self-sufficient heart suit and doubled to show extras, he might pull to 4?
Opener's Rebid
I doubled. We're w/w at matchpoints, we have half the points and I have a small doubleton spade, so I want to compete. I don't want to force partner to reopen with Hxx in spades and I don't want to bid 3 - for all I ...
Opener's Rebid
Wow, nobody else doubles?!
Another Look at Walter Avarelli
edit - oh, I see my mistake now. never mind
Another Look at Walter Avarelli
Pretty sure I'm missing something, but why is #2 so obvious? It looks like a straight-up guess.
Earning your Average in Platinum Pairs
Was the 4 discard a mistake? If you lead K now, can't they just win and return a heart? With the play as given it seems better to play West for the ace of hearts and East for Jx or Tx. Run the spade winners pitching diamonds from dummy ...
A Hand from the USBF Mixed Teams QF
"Partner, looking at Qxx in trumps, should always ask for another heart." Wouldn't that tip declarer off about the Q?
Mobile Bridge Problems App Design
The lichess app is worth a look (and open source).
In the Well: Eddie Wold
Hi Eddie, thanks for being in the well! I remember reading in connection with the Rosencranz kidnapping that you knew the kidnapper pretty well. Is that right? Did he ever do anything to make you think he was capable of a serious crime? And why do you think he did ...
In the Well: Geoff Hampson
Hi Geoff - I was wondering about the amount of randomness in high-level matches. For the matches that Diamond plays against other top teams in the trials and the later rounds of national events, do you think most are determined by one team outplaying the other or do you think it ...

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