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Art Korth
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Tax attorney in Atlantic City, NJ.  Playing bridge since 1972.  Inherited much of my sense of bridge humor from Dave Treadwell, so beware.

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Whoever is in passout seat has a 100% clear action. I just can't tell who it is from the presentation. If it is the 4414 hand, double. If it is the AKxxxx of spades hand, 3. I blame the hand in passout seat 200%. EDIT: From later posts ...
Which trump do you play?
David, you seem to be contradicting yourself. A weak NT player would have no choice but to open 1. As far as strong NT players go, I am sure that a good portion of them would open 1.
Which trump do you play?
Except that at most tables South would open 1 and North would bid 5 over West's 5 bid a significant portion of the time. So you are not playing against a field of 5x, you are playing against a field with a significant number of ...
Which trump do you play?
According to the odds calculator that I found online, the odds of KQ85 on the right is 36% once West follows suit to the club return, giving West only 3 vacant spaces. Having said that, is it not correct to view the odds of East's spade holdings as: KQ85 ...
Does this cuebid create a game force?
Yes. I did not notice the jump. I would certainly play the cue bid as game forcing. It seems that playing the cue bid without partner's jump as a rock crusher is not universal, as there is one post below that does not consider the cue bid as game ...
Does this cuebid create a game force?
Isn't double followed by a cue bid the substitute for the old-fashioned powerhouse cue bid that I learned in the old Goren texts (before two-suited cue bids became popular)?
Art Korth's bidding problem: 75 6 J632 JT9843
Bidding turned out to be wrong. Partner had AKQJxx of hearts and a small singleton club. Both 3 and 3 got doubled. Bidding turned -50 into -300. I bid 3 at the table.
Sometimes You Just Want to Throw the Cards
No. You win the A in hand, pull all 3 outstanding trump ending in hand and cash 2 diamonds, pitching hearts.
Should this bid be reported to the director ?
Exactly. And if the missing card is another spade he should bid 8.
Should this bid be reported to the director ?
Clearly 2 was natural. He had 2 diamonds. Similarly, 3 was natural. He had 3 hearts. 6, however, was an underbid. Where is the 13th card?
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