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Alvin Bluthman
Alvin Bluthman
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July 23, 2012
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
The use of the term is found in the quoted decision. Most here, including myself, believe that the use of the term is inappropriate, and that an apology is due to Glubok for its use. Note that the quoted provision of law does not depend on a finding of unethical ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Really??? Then please examine the text of Law 16 to see what alternatives the directors had afte the alleged UI. Consider both this finding: " • Only with the knowledge that partner has an ace would one choose a lead that could give away a trick." and this: "• It was the unethical ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
We still haven't truly made sense of it. My view is that we need a laws change to allow any UI to be cancelled by the AP, and allow the lead. This is still not the consensus even after 1500+ comments.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Are bids higher than 3NT alertable now? If so, are passes to calls higher than 3NT alertable now?
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Levin interpreted Grue's holding the major suit aces because of his 5 response to the 4NT ask. If he lacked either major suit ace, there would be fewer than 13 tricks at notrump. Regardless of Glubok's lead, the contract would eventually fail.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Grue told Glubok that a void was a possibility, not that he (Grue) knew that Levin lacked the ace. You can reasonably make the argument that, if Levin held the ace of diamonds, as well as all of the other values he needed to bid 7, he would have ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Re: "The EW auction suggests 1st round control in all suits in 7♠. As East has denied 1st round control of diamonds and West's control may be a void or the ace, the most likely ace EW may be missing is in diamonds." True, but that does not mean ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Re: "Joe "knows" that Bobby does not have a void ♦ because Bobby bid 4NT, which he would never do with a void." From a technical standpoint, this is not really true. The 4NT came after Grue passed 4x, specifically denying the ace or king of the suit. Hence, if ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Having cuebid a void (when it might have been an ace) Levin then took captaincy of the hand to make the final decision where to play the contract. Having found out that Grue held at least AQxxx A and K, as well as not holding the A, he chose ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Because he might have doubled (at least from Glubok's standpoint) with another type of hand altogether. Suppose that South held J10xx behind East. He would not have doubled 7, a grand slam he would defeat, but he might have doubled 7NT when Grue pulled to that contract ...
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