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Dale Johannesen
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Aug. 15, 2013
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One double is enough for toil and trouble
Penalty. Not lead directing, although leader will presumably lead a diamond unless he has a good reason not to.
Properly explaining a transfer accept
This is the right question. Given the answer, I think you should tell them (as well) that 2 is forced. That is not obvious.
Not a bidding poll
Black Magic is an asset in many positions, and some pairs use it, yes. I don't think it's more prevalent here than in many other situations.
Not a bidding poll
People who open superlight in 3rd seat have a tendency to miss games and slams when 3rd seat happens to be dealt a solid opener. For some reason their opponents never complain when that happens.
Michaels Crazy
Any partner who holds that many major suit cards is worth keeping,
...and the band played on...
False fire alarms are fairly common at NABC hotels; they're almost always caused by somebody smoking in a place they aren't supposed to, so players have learned to tune them out. Someday this won't work so well but so far so good...
Guess the par score
Nobody has made the obvious guess yet, so I will. +650 (two heart losers, no good save). No, I don't think this is right.
Dale Johannesen's bidding problem: AKJ7 83 KJ74 KQJ
This is from the recently concluded tournament in Northern Cyprus*. Your partner is Zia (who else would bid like this?), and he held Qxxxx/x/Axxxxx/x. Zia's actual [s]victi[/s]partner bid 5, to which Zia rebid 6; not a success. I know very little ...
I do think pictorially (and secondarily in numbers, not words, when you need to do that), and have chosen the closest option, although that's not exactly it. As we see above not everybody thinks pictorially, though. I find this an interesting topic, but discussing it in words is rather ...
Double Dummy in NOT the Vanderbilt
Did you ever play with Les West?

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