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Dominic Cooke
Dominic Cooke
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Member Since
March 24, 2018
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Bridge Player
about me

Often delusional about how good I am at this game, but I make enough wild errors to puncture my inflated ego on a regular basis.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 6HX-6 for -1400 at a Year End Congress. My partner was declaring, but it was very much me who got us there.
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LTC becomes worse than useless as soon as AJT or KJT in a suit comes up. Even Culbertson's Honour Tricks (or honor tricks, if you want to be picky) can tell you more about the suit's strength. There's a question to be had between game try or ...
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
Further to Frances's adroit hand, you make the point that 30-31 points will not tend towards a good slam without a fit. There is a fit in these hands, and your auction doesn't find it. That, to me, sounds like an argument working against itself.
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
The contract could be worse, but surely the bid is too wild? If you're driving to slam on this assortment, you have to offer 6 first.
Though I'd probably say "no blame, game could be much worse, these things happen" in that one too, to be honest.
Can you give an auction to game at other tables? That seems more like an ATB problem to my eyes.
Justice Stevens and Bridge Playing in Law School
Bridge is doing fine at Cambridge for now, just absolutely not with the law students. I'm the only one I know of - it's nearly all mathsy, sciency types otherwise. Or worse, econs.
Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: AKQ5 Q74 Q52 AK5
Can it be that when I said it wasn't true, I was admitting that wasn't what I had done?
Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: AKQ5 Q74 Q52 AK5
I do, indeed, have 20. Would you believe I was devaluing my hand for the flat shape and poor red suit honour structure? It isn't true, but it'd make me feel better.
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
If my holding were j9742 opposite a void and I were declaring 6 undoubled, I think I would be playing the jack, just to make sure I would go down the full 12.
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
I would take that bet too. I would also think, though, that normally the spade void would be a more persuasive factor towards bidding than the heart length is as a factor against it; I would feel that declarer would think that too. I don't like to say it ...

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