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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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Bridge Player
about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Long Hesitation
You get to leave the room on occasion, if you have a conflict of interest.
Long Hesitation
In a Selection Committee meeting, actually. Anything you'd like me to leak?
How many spades?
Usual to play change of suit following a free bid as forcing (might make an exception where the "free bid" is more like a courtesy raise of partner's presumed spades, but might not). Sounds like a kind of picture jump, maybe AKJx xx AKQJx xx.
Is it? Won't he just bid 2 with that?
Long Hesitation
For pity's sake don't ask, or he'll tell you.
Should you duck Kx?
Sorry - thought he was in 6. They usually are on Bridge Winners, generally after a slow forcing pass that doesn't suggest anything. But if declarer has your hand and Q holds, he will make twelve tricks regardless - he will repeat the club finesse, cash AK A, cross to ...
Should you duck Kx?
"Declarer will know to play you for Kx and take the third round finesse, since obviously you aren't going to cover with K9x." May be missing something, but if I don't cover from K9x, how can declarer go down? And why shouldn't I cover - it can win ...
Long Hesitation
I was a bit surprised partner had four hearts - to me, this slow pass usually shows three. But of course, he could have been thinking about calling four hearts, or four diamonds, or three no trumps, or double, or wondering whether his pass was forcing, or wondering whether it would ...
Should you duck Kx?
Quite so - against a declarer who knows what she's doing and thinks you do too, you would be indifferent about covering when declarer has A9xx. Partner having 109x isn't an issue in a world where everyone knows what they're doing, because after partner drops a middle card ...
Should you duck Kx?
Sure, but (in theory at least) we don't cover unless we must. K10 is more likely than singleton king (and singleton king is only relevant if declarer has the seven or the six anyway) so if we cover declarer "should" play to drop our 10. Similarly, if we don ...

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