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Paul Dalley
Paul Dalley
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March 30, 2018
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Having my bid, putting down a good dummy, making partner's life easy, getting a plus score. Not that concerned about going +170.


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Favorite Conventions
None. Conventions are sometimes fun but they lose IMPS / match-points, particularly in partnerships that practice less than 10-20 hours a week together.
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Matthew Brown's bidding problem: Qxx --- KQxx KJT9xx
If partner's looking at 3-4 keycards, it makes some sense to bid the suit where the keycard is lacking, i.e. 6H would convey a lot - a keycard missing in H and possibly trumps. Whereas, bidding keycards, 6C, gives 1 piece of info. If this was the case, when ...
Matthew Brown's bidding problem: Qxx --- KQxx KJT9xx
Thats a good point although I'm not sure that the hand I gave would be a clear 7S bid, maybe it should be. Maybe you have a hand like the below and 7S is off. QJxx K Kx KQxxxx
Matthew Brown's bidding problem: Qxx --- KQxx KJT9xx
I think partner is looking at 2 small hearts and otherwise has the nuts. Say AKxxxx xx Axx Ax Partner probably knew you would not go to 7S over 6H looking at his cards, and was preying the auction would continue this way. I don't really know what other ...
Matthew Brown's bidding problem: Qxx --- KQxx KJT9xx
Its a huge move to pass 7H, asking partner to rethink. I think they would only do this looking at 4 keycards. The passer would know that lack of keycards would obviously be a big reason not to go to 7 over 6H, despite a void, so its suggesting that ...
John Newman's bidding problem: AQJ9752 84 K4 J7
I wouldn't think about bidding on this hand. 7240 I would probably rip, 7141 probably would still pass. You have approximately 1 trick in your hand, that should be more than enough to defeat it. If bidding game was 100% going to make, you would do it. If it ...
John Newman's bidding problem: T43 A72 AJ52 K73
expected partner to be 4 hearts and 4+ diamonds with 11 points for the 3D bid. What would your double in the live seat of 3S have been? I think it would've been takeout, eyeing 3NT or otherwise willing to play in 4D. I think partner just wants to ...
More Memphis Mishappenings
Don't like this auction at all. 1. what should 3S have meant in their methods. In light of that meaning, did north bid their hand reasonably? Especially the 6D bid, was there any alternative at all to making a non-existent bid that can arguably have been made in an ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AK6 A63 AQ97532 ---
I hope partner doesn't also decide that a 4-3 fit on this hand is fine, or else it may be a 3-3 fit (and perhaps be the best spot anyway like in the later chapters of some of the T. Reese books).
Liam Milne's lead problem: KQT93 T7642 3 52
What worked on the day is only relevant to the extent that it sheds light on the winning long term card. I wouldn't be surprised at all if K is correct, even though I voted for the singleton.
Trick Two Pressure
Playing a trump might also be good

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