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David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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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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Is 4333 a semi-balanced distribution?
Duly noted. If I have anything to say that I am anxious you should read, I will ask Barry to pass the message on.
How would you rule?
Quite so. And I don’t see a [i]reason[/i] why he shouldn’t cash it after the diamond. That “people just don’t do that kind of thing” isn’t a reason.
How would you rule?
That would not be justice. A declarer who, thinking it didn't matter but claiming carefully in accordance with the Law, might well say "I have a diamond trick, a spade trick, and three club tricks; unless K drops under the ace you get the last trick." That declarer is ...
Properly explaining a transfer accept
it doesn't really have anything to do with ethics. Faced with a choice between obeying a regulation and obeying a Law, I consider that I am required to do the latter. If hauled before the beaks I will explain my position and accept any sanction thereafter considered appropriate. This ...
How would you rule?
Sure, but one could imagine carelessly cashing the diamond ("knowing" that no one was going to ruff it) before regaining one's presence of mind by cashing the trump before running the clubs. This is a bum claim we're dealing with here, not some trivial offence like treason or ...
One double is enough for toil and trouble
Happy to agree with everyone called Richard in this thread. East might well bid 3NT with a diamond stop and a couple of high clubs. South won't necessarily have enough to bid a major at the four level with no known fit, so North had better try to tell ...
How would you rule?
Some years ago I received an email from someone who wished to thank me for enabling him to make a slam. On the BBO forums I had been talking about what was rational, an important consideration under the Laws at that time. I said that if you saw a player ...
How would you rule?
Looks like down three to me (East cashes A and leads his trump).
Properly explaining a transfer accept
True, but previous explanations may have helped (e.g. 1 10-12 balanced or any 16+). Of course they might not have been requested, or volunteered.
What to expect of your opponents
There is, of course, another way to avoid having to be concerned about a trump coup.

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