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Nigel Kearney
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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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Psyches - and fielding them
It is nowhere near that simple. It depends how much you have played with that partner. 'More than once' could be significant in a six month partnership but not in a 20 year partnership. These things are best dealt with by the opponents asking questions, not by a requirement to ...
Psyches - and fielding them
I think it is much less clear than Marty is suggesting. You are allowed to take whatever you believe is the best action, as long as it is not based on unauthorised information. Partnership experience is authorised. That means you are always allowed to conclude that partner has psyched and ...
Psyches - and fielding them
Seems to me there's a big difference between being aware that partner psyches occasionally, and having an undisclosed and possibly illegal agreement.
This problem definitely reinforces my view that the first double is best played as showing a heart suit, and the alternative creates more problems than it solves. To answer the question actually asked, I would take the view that we very likely have a heart fit, opener has quite a ...
Do you see the reel playing under the table?
You have to be careful with this kind of reasoning. If 3NT were played by North on a spade lead, you might have the information that spades are 2-5. But it cannot be correct that the most likely location of the Q depends on whether the contract is played by ...
YAC (Yet another claim)
What if the K is singleton and clubs are 5-2?
Recommended methods after 1m, double
I would not use inverted here. It will be hard to make good decisions in a competitive auction if you cannot make a normal single raise when you hold the hand for it. That leaves 3m, 2NT and a jump in the other minor. It might seem logical that the ...
Bean Counting
Those are arguments for playing 9-12 instead of 10-12. They are not arguments for agreeing 10-12 and then opening with a hand worse than most 9 HCP hands.
Did you mean to bid that?
Seems very unlikely to me that East intended to bid 5. West's question didn't really communicate anything that wasn't already obvious, and essentially had the same effect as asking for a review of the auction, which West was entitled to do. I would rule that East ...
It's Your Ruling
Yeah, maybe. That's a separate can of worms. The laws talk about a meaning "attributable to the withdrawn call" but unhelpfully don't tell us how to decide between different possible meanings. I don't think the actual intentions of the insufficient bidder should matter. Only information available to ...
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