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Paul Barden
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
I looks to me as if it takes excellent defence (North discarding J on the third round of clubs) to stop ten tricks.
A suit combination
True. I was assuming declarer was known to have at least four of the suit. Even so, I take your point about Qxxx.
Venice Bridge Tournament. Harris Pairs Withdraw.
The Harris teams have done the right thing by declining to play in the event, rather than playing but defaulting against the opponents they object to, which would help those opponents and disadvantage the rest of the field. However, I don't want to proceed to any sort of mob ...
A suit combination
East may play the 10 from 10x, Q10, or K10 (the last of these is risky at single dummy). Because with these spots, declarer can pick up singleton 10, he's likely to finesse on the second round when the 10 comes up, which makes the range of optimum strategies ...
YBTD after slow double
I don't know how to rule in this case. But what I want to stop is opener doubling happily with 4513 and uncertainly with 2524, and responder taking the winning action either way.
How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
[i]The UI clearly suggests passing...[/i] No it doesn't. The UI clearly suggests that partner will think pass is forcing.
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
It seems likely that the deal was played in the United Kingdom, in which case the ACBL had no authority. Furthermore, [i]Duplicate Decisions[/i] describes itself as "A Club Director's Guide for Ruling at the Table". It's a gentle interpretation of the Laws for club play; it ...
Common game deal Wed 16 April
I need to decide if he's 2317 or 3316. At this vulnerability I guess 3316. I'd discard a spade on the second club, ruff the third, lead a diamond and discard my remaining club from hand. I'll be able to ruff the diamonds good.
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
I disagree with you there. Something is a word if people use it as a word. We use "deign" and "disdain", "receipt" and "deceit" without blanching at the inconsistency, because, well, because we do, and ultimately because Samuel Johnson made mistakes. I try not to use fake classical plurals, because ...
Common game deal Wed 16 April
It looks wrong to me to cash any hearts. I'll play diamonds from the top: if LHO ruffs the second round I hope it's from three trumps. Pitching a spade at trick one looks like a good idea too.
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