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David Patterson
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April 24, 2014
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Don't forget Kinsella's short story collection "The Thrill of the Grass" - "The Last Pennant Before Armageddon" and "How I got my Nickname" are two of my favorite baseball short stories.
Can I lead a club?
I'm more than willing to accept the opinion of such an overwhelming majority, but to answer your question - I would certainly have considered a club lead without any UI, but I would also have needed to weigh it against the possible risks (KJx isn't in the beginners books ...
Can I lead a club?
As the creator of a totally unanimous poll - I am going to accept that I am the only person in the world who would worry about the ethics of leading a club here and was totally wrong to do so. I have still got one caveat to your statements above ...
Can I lead a club?
I'm not even vaguely suggesting that there was anything wrong with East's actions, Bridge is a thinking game and sometimes you have to think. But I was acutely aware that he thought for longer than normal after a stop bid, and was certain enough that he was thinking ...
Can I lead a club?
Apologies. It actually was matchpoints NS vulnerable. I did put it in the original diagram, but got the positions wrong and forgot to put it in again when I edited
Can I lead a club?
I don't feel in any way disparaged, I posted this primarily to find out if I was allowing myself to feel too constrained by partner's breaks in tempo - the answer is certainly a resounding yes. And I'll attempt to amend my game in the future and worry ...
Can I lead a club?
I had very little doubt that East was actually considering bidding. The pause was longer than someone waiting for an alert. I had more than enough time to consider all the tactical options open to me if he actually produced a miracle 2NT bid. and once S bid diamonds, I ...
Can I lead a club?
posted wrong place.
steaming tendencies
I think there are too many factors at play to give a straight answer to this one. On a pure psychological level, I would be most influenced by how confident I felt in my own ability that day. If I felt that I was seeing the ball well , I would ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I think a lot depends on what is meant by cheating. I don't by any means think that many teams had secret codes and signals. But I do remember when reading partner didn't seem to be uncommon and there seemed to be a possibility that some partnership agreements ...

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