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Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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I agree with Kieran completely. Imperfect information means bridge is not analogous to chess at all. Trying to stop people from deliberately making opponents use up their time when they don't need to, would open up a massive can of worms.
Third Hand Signaling Problem
In this case, declarer's line of play is not consistent with AJx of clubs, as Paul said above. That means the club suit layout is known and our card should therefore be suit preference.
Can a previous suit encouragement signal be modified by the order of subsequent honour plays?
Both red is even more reason to try to avoid -200 in 1NTx. As North I would have played J on the first trick, then an encouraging diamond. In any case, the encouraging diamond was the first discard and is therefore the primary signal.
Can you get to game here?
3=good raise to 3 or better 3=weaker raise to 3 This came up in another thread. You were never going to be allowed to play 2 anyway.
Which Squeeze? #8
If West has four or more diamonds including the king and they continue spades at trick two it looks like you can make 11 tricks. I'll get to cash all the hearts before I have to decide. I would probably play for that against any opponents below world class.
2NT natural or not.
My system notes say the following. Item three would be the one applicable here: 1. By a hand that has not passed previously, 2NT is always natural except in specifically agreed situations, i.e. when they bid over our 1NT or partner doubles their weak two. 2. If both of ...
The Prototype
A: KJxx xx x Qxxxxx B: KJx xxx x Qxxxxx
Fast Spingold
Maybe commentators need to listen to cricket on the radio to develop their skills at providing interesting chat in the gaps when there is nothing much happening in the game.
Two-level openings in fourth seat
9-12 with a six card suit is fine. You hope to make a part score or pressure them into a mis-guess. Also, after opening 1M, the 2M/3M rebids have to cover quite a wide range so it's good to shrink that a little.
Fast Spingold
I would estimate my chances of success would be higher with a six minute time limit but I don't think it would be good for bridge and it wouldn't change whether I chose to play. Anyway the hard part is not the time limit. It is how to ...

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