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Dale Johannesen
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Aug. 15, 2013
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BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
Me too. I also see no choice but Abstain.
Barring a "luck" element appears to exclude bridge. Certainly skill is more important, but there's a luck element.
Second trick carding
Agree fully with Kit (the second time). Now, we can beat the hand if partner has a) cashing A (which isn't going anywhere, so we don't worry about it) b) club void, or singleton with two trumps c) K, quite likely singleton So we'll play ...
Second trick carding
Then your diamonds are KJ98. I've played UDCA for decades, but situations like this are random.
REACH: Win Gold Pts at Clubs & Support International Bridge
Yes, Reno was fun. The McKenney/Crane winner was often determined there, and secondary standings finalized, so it attracted a lot of pros. Even if it's true that retirees prefer 10 and 2:30 (and it isn't for this retiree), those hours don't work for working people ...
Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches
I've always found Hanlon's Razor to be a good guide.
Bidding problem What is your guess?
Very true, Rob, there's no jump reverse available after 1-1, and that is one reason it only works OK. And after 1-1 there are two of them. It's an imperfect method, but so is everything else in a standard context. (We've since switched ...
Couldn't Walk the Dog.. They Closed the door
Nor I. I tried this tactic now and then when I was younger. It never worked. Eventually I learned better.
Ethics of Taking Advantage of Hitches
TBW, Feb 1973, by John Boeder. However I'm pretty sure this wasn't the only, or first, writeup on the subject.
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
If one partner is making a slam try and the other thinks it's nonforcing, that means your methods aren't defined well enough, not that there's something inherently wrong with the method. It's true that if you play 4m nonforcing sometimes, you'd better know exactly when.

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