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Jonathan Mestel
Jonathan Mestel
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Oct. 8, 2015
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about me

The picture lies - I have no hair or snakes any more.

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TD who Knows their Onions
Nice one Barry. That reminds me of a correspondence chess game, which began 1 d4 "g6 and whatever you play I'll reply Bg7". The game ended 2 Bh6, Bg7 3 Bxg7.
On computer versus hand shuffling
Yes, but the way I suggested you only go down if you suffer an immediate ruff, which is much less likely, especially given the lack of a singleton lead.
On computer versus hand shuffling
Aren't you still off if N switches to a heart after winning Q? I suspect you should play a to the J after QJ.
Tom Townsend's bidding problem: JT876 J Q843 AJ2
I bid 2 and pass partner's (forcing) 2 rebid. He can have a good 3514 in our methods.
procedural penalty
In some games, no quarter is given.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
There is a practical point which many above do not seem to have considered. When RHO bids what you expect to be the final contract and the tray comes under the screen, if you and screenmate pass, the tray goes back and the other two, INCLUDING RHO, will pick up ...
Down Under Coup
Brace ourselves? I fear I'd need bridge work, but then I'm long in the tooth.
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
If I'd know he thought that was a 3 bid I'd have doubled too. Grossly lucky majors.
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
Actually, it looks like my -380 for 2Dx+1 could be worth quite a few matchpoints. RHO expects to be doubled in 3 yet bid it anyway. I am surprised so many people double - whom are you playing against? I think 2 was more likely to go down ...
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
I would sometimes pass 2x. Since I have the UI from the future auction that this would be wrong, I'd better do it....!?!?

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