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Eric Hamilton
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Jan. 19, 2017
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Feb. 22
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Eric's generic 2/1 card
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Winston Chang's lead problem: 65 AKJ854 7 KQJ5
The overwhelming majority for a top heart is unsurprising... so is there more to the story?
What is your opinion about this auction ?
"Board must be reported to TD" feels like an odd option unless there's something more to the story?
Should I have troubled the TD?
> might be implying that the UI from East's slow pass over 2♦ suggested five spades rather than four That argument feels like a stretch to me. East can't count on west for four spades, so will be looking for something forcing but less committal than the jump to ...
Board 3 from the 02/02/2018 Common Game
If west does choose to show diamonds first however.... 6D by east turns out OK (unless south leads a heart away from the ace, in which case east has a hard-luck story for the ages).
Who underbid in this vulnerable game
> West was dealer Yes, but the point of the comments about whether you'd open the south is that if you think the south hand would be worth opening if east had been the dealer, then you also think that it is worth forcing to game in this situation.
Eric Hamilton's lead problem: QT953 4 A73 KT96
Can't argue with that, but then we wouldn't have an opening lead problem :)
Buddy Hanby's bidding problem: 98 AQ2 K854 QT84
It would be very helpful to know which drugs partner is on. Uppers suggest a pass, downers suggest 3N or double.... and either way, aren't we supposed to disclose this to the opponents? :)
Strange goings-on
I recall a story about Al Roth recognizing a board that he had played some days ago at the same national event. In the old days of hand-shuffling and dealing, it's easy to see how a board could be accidentally transferred from the not-made pile to the made pile ...
Are Rules Meant to be Broken?
In slow play situations: Maybe I'm just lucky with the directors that I've encountered, but I've generally gotten good outcomes when I call the director at the start of the round: "The opps just got here and we're already five minutes into the round - we'll ...
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: Q954 J632 J87 95
i apologize for leaving that out - this came up in the context of a very straightforward 2/1 system, so 1C promised three or more clubs.

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