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Bill Jacobs
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March 26, 2012
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The Non-Polish Club
The system you have described is a variation on the System Formerly Known As Fantunes. In the light of events, that system was renamed "Mosca" (after Carlo Mosca who is believed to have invented the concept of the natural forcing opening), and we now have a naming rights issue. An ...
Plan your play.
I win the spade and play a low heart. If North has the K, I will have to hope for a rather unlikely 5 spade tricks. If South has the K, wins it and plays a diamond, I may later lose a trick to South's J, but he will ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
I'm sure that once your wife has calmed down, and reflected on her unkind comment, she will apologize, and accept that you have made many plays that are far worse than that.
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
Totally believable ... Andrew Mill is a world master at this. Early on in a 16-board set of a knockout final, my partner and I had an agonized auction to 5 on a strong layout. To make slam, you needed to play this side-suit: AKxx Jxxx for no losers. (We ...
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
The great Tim Seres made a similar play against me many years ago, written up in Michael Courtney's excellent book. In a slam, holding a side suit of AQxx in dummy opposite a singleton in hand, he successfully played a club to the queen, finessing my king. That got ...
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
If I understand the history of this from old BW magazines, a Grosvenor has to be intentional. 99.9% of these things are unintentional - the risk is too great. In your example, you ruff low, LHO discards. You then finesse LHO for the queen on a vacant spaces principle. In ...
What is the percentage return at trick two?
Excellent post, Aviv. And so much better than my honest response of "Oops, I didn't notice that aspect."
1NT defence
If partner has Jx, then ducking the Q gives declarer two stoppers (and I still can't win my fifth spade). So I'm with the A then K alarm clock signal.
What is the percentage return at trick two?
This is where Larry Cohen wins. His partner has Kxx. Three cards from the LOTT raise to a 9-trick contract, and an honour from the low lead. So I think the Q should be played at trick 1, then A and see if partner plays his heart spot or his ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
As a director, I look at the hand of the player who might have hesitated. If it presents a bridge problem, I 'rule' that there has been a break in tempo (on the basis that the director would not have been called had their opponent not thought there was a ...
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