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Charles Brenner
Charles Brenner
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2011
Last Seen
24 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Alas, no time to play in several years. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Grand Nationals 3/4 (1975), Crockfords Cup 1st (1970)
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Mindless revoke
It's a secret no more! Too bad that bridge has rules so poor that how and when to follow them is a cause for aggravation. I envy golf.
Plan the play
If West has 7 xxx KJxxxxx AK, we'll know to reconsider after two rounds of trumps produces the J from East rather than from West. On the other hand if West has 7 Jxx KJxxxxx AK and plays the J on the second round ... Oh, never mind.
How to play 6!H and win or lose the Bermuda Bowl
A singleton K is an extra chance but a slender one in view of the need to untangle the spade suit before RHO wins the J and taps North's trumps. I was inclined to credit the poster with dismissing it for cause rather than from carelessness.
Warning: this is a hard play problem.
Ross - I think this one turned out to be hard. The club suit is interesting in several respects. First, East's defensive choices against the dummy's low club leads at tricks 2 & 4. In retrospect East is right to grab the first (although winning Q looks weak) & duck the ...
The deal played itself
or if you cash the top trumps early, which also isn't clearcut
Warning: this is a hard play problem.
"go wrong depending on who has the 4th e or w..." was confusing. Now I understand that you meant the play goes wrong when West has the 4th heart. I don't see a problem. When West follows to the 4th heart, discard a club from dummy; East does ...
Warning: this is a hard play problem.
You suggested a problem with my line and I asked you to clarify exactly which line of mine you meant.
Warning: this is a hard play problem.
What line of play are you assuming? The trick 3 play of low club from dummy, or the alternative idea of delaying the club play?
Warning: this is a hard play problem.
Better - nearly 100% - to cash all the hearts. Consider the case of East being 1525. Guessing that West doesn't have KQJx, the position (with 6=K+4+9 tricks home) is equivalent to[code] -- -- A109 AJ10 A10 -- -- x KJxx Qx (or QJ) -- Kxx Qxx -- 8xx --[/code] A. Duck ...
Warning: this is a hard play problem.
Cashing no hearts (except the J), then another low club from the dummy, seems pretty safe to me mainly because clubs are almost surely 1=5 on the bidding and defense. Now if East is seen to be 1525 cash the hearts and the A. If the A drops an ...

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