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Andy Stark
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Oct. 2, 2011
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Andy Bowles -- I don't think that is actually the standard. Say partner signs off in a major suit game, and for whatever reason, you and everyone else know that you are 60% to make slam but 40% to be down at the 5 level. (For example partner is known ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Too many Andys here, but the point is that it doesn't have to be very likely. It just has to be possible. Sometimes bridge is just about which unlikely thing to play for. (I tried to construct actual hands below; it is definitely pretty unlikely.) I totally agree that ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I just want to add for posterity that I think in real life, West probably would XX 4D with my example hand, in order to leave room for partner to cue 4H. Blackwooding with two potential heart losers is dubious although not impossible. It's not clear how much any ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Steve, what's your construction? I admit it seems pretty hard to come up with such hands that are consistent with an expert auction. If it were impossible that would seem to have the implication that many are saying, namely that no other lead is logical. AKxx KTxxxx Ax x ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I read the section in the write-up under "The Appeal" as the case being made by the appealing side as the reason for the appeal. That side is allowed to make its argument. I don't think the write-up is intending to explicitly endorse it. I originally thought of the ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Here is my attempt at a bridge logic analysis of this situation. First, note the explanation that the pass of X of 4D denied first round control. We have to assume this information was known to all players. (If that were not explained properly this would get even more complicated ...
Information about Orlando World Bridge Series
Is there an obligation to play in the B final if one doesn't qualify for the A final, or are pairs allowed to withdraw from the pairs events if desired?
Big Decision
Or maybe it's better to just duck the heart after all and play for the 9th trick in that suit
Big Decision
Just noting that if the duck does catch AT, you're still down if the defense switches to a heart from Hxx and the diamond finesse is off. As noted you have to fly A to prevent them from going back to spades, and if the heart suit isn't ...
Board 15 in USA2 vs. Sweden QF Bermuda Bowl (47th Board of QF match)
An interesting aspect to this position is that if declarer held AJx, it would appear to be normal to start the suit by leading the T. This always leaves declarer with a more flexible position to choose which card to lead on the second round. So there is a kind ...

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