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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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Need help with this auction playing basic Transfer Precision
To make grand you need 13 winners and all the key cards. AKJxx Axxx Kx Jx is a good grand but AJxxx AKxx Kx Jx or AKJxx KQxx Kx Jx is not. So you would like to cue bid and also check key cards. The only way I know of ...
Fit Showing Jumps or Weak Jump Shifts in Competition
I'm not a fan either. The frequency is not high, and when they do come up the frequency of gain is not that high. That might not matter if there were no accidents, but inevitably there are.
Fit Showing Jumps or Weak Jump Shifts in Competition
I'd prefer 2 as NF but constructive. One level overcalls have a wide range and you need to be able to stop. Therefore 3 is natural and forcing.
I think partner was interested in slam if I had a super accept. But I don't have a super accept so it would be insulting to bid more now. If I was going to even consider it I would want two of the top three trumps and plenty of ...
How to defend on this one?
Five hearts and four spades is a very weird preempt. A trump also works on that layout. I'd lead a spade but my main hope is partner having Qxx of diamonds. Though declarer should still get it right after ruffing a club and discovering partner's singleton.
Matchpoints percentage play in 3NT
Running the 10 is the percentage play but South does not know your hand. It could easily be right to cover with something like J8x. It's always hard to guess what a defender might have done but I'd certainly want to know the full auction because it affects ...
Class of player
I agree with Bernard. Rules should be the same for everyone in the event. Two players who take identical actions under identical circumstances should not get different rulings. It's inconsistent with fundamental principles of justice that this could happen. Maybe change it to be based on the average ability ...
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
You reached the best spot based on the E/W cards. But with West I would have bid something over East's double and hope he has more shape and/or more stuff outside diamonds. .
The Evils of E-W and Sitouts
Instead of the Matt Dillon solution, how about the King Solomon solution: use a Howell movement so only one pair gets to stay put and you also don't need seeding.
Plan for partner's confidence
You don't want to be in a position where you have two cards to knock out and only one trump left. So maybe lead the Q at trick two, then go after trumps.

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