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David Burn
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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Double of an "either/or bid"
They are playable against people who do not know what they are doing. By and large, people who play "card-showing doubles" do not know what they are doing.
Double of an "either/or bid"
They don't have to "figure it out". If they have a spade fit, opener will double and responder will pass. If responder has spades, he will pass initially just as he would if his partner had opened in a suit (or he can transfer to spades if unwilling to ...
Double of an "either/or bid"
You can't really pass with hearts and clubs when your LHO may have a trap pass of spades and your RHO a penalty double of spades.
Drop/pitch versus finesse
A C? By no means - A- at least, for picking the better line for something very like the right reasons. Well it was said by the bard: The match of Hell and Heaven was a nice Idea of Blake's, but won't take place, alas. You can choose either ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"The bidding was pretty close to 1S on his right, 2H on his left; 2S on his right; 3S by LHO and 4S on his right. It certainly looks right to try to deal partner ruffs and that is what he did. Only he started with his SHORTER suit, clubs ...
Double of an "either/or bid"
Opener’s double is “penalty or takeout”. If aggressor passes, responder assumes takeout.
Double of an "either/or bid"
One of the easiest and also one of the most effective ways to bid when partner's 1NT is overcalled is to play double as takeout of what they just bid, regardless of what that bid showed.
Whilst I fully support saying no to cheats, I do not support in any way racist comments about Italians. Can we say no to those as well, please?
Drop/pitch versus finesse
Cashing A, crossing to dummy, and finessing in spades succeeds when West's trump holding is: Q - 2.82% minus a bit for the chance that you will suffer a ruff when you try to cross to dummy. 10 - 2.82% minus a fair bit more because you now need ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
No. You consider your partners and your team-mates, and you do your best to ask yourself whether they would do what you are about to do, or whether they might do something else.

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