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Paul Barden
Paul Barden
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Aug. 20, 2015
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-590: assign the blame
Thanks everyone for your wise words: I was East and doubled 4 for the reasons Barry Rigal hints at. Had I not doubled, we would (I hope) have defended 4 undoubled. In that case, the winning signal at trick one is clear, since West would not have passed ...
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
South wasn't thinking straight. He has six cards and nine points in partner's suits; that's no reason to drive slam. 4 showed a willingness to play there if South's 4 was agreeing hearts.
ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
It seems to me that balancing theory doesn't apply in the same way to 2-P-P-? as it does to 1-P-P-?.
-590: assign the blame
Pass would not have been forcing.
Help settle an argument please
Partner wins K and continues the suit (he needs to have 9). Declarer has no entry for a squeeze.
Help settle an argument please
I think declarer's hand is xxx KJxx AQ10x A10. We need to play a club to protect partner from being endplayed. If we play a diamond, declarer can rise ace, cross to a spade, and exit in clubs to get two diamond tricks or a ruff and discard.
I forgot. Is there any chance to recover?
Yes agreed. I think that once the alternative explanation is that partner missorted his hand, I should be allowed to check my memory for a system forget. But I can see merit in David's approach also - it makes for a clean game. Really I just wanted some clarity about ...
I forgot. Is there any chance to recover?
The AI suggests I should check my recollection of our agreement regarding my 3NT bid. So does the UI. If I'm allowed to act on the AI, I'll remember our actual agreement. Then it will no longer be a logical alternative to play in 4 if I ...
I forgot. Is there any chance to recover?
The UI does not tell you that he has not missorted his hand.
The New Tricks Tournament Series
The names are in the closing credits. The first hand could do with a bit more analysis of the relative merits of Q and 2 at trick two. And some discussion of the defence if Q is allowed to hold.

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