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Richard Pavlicek
Richard Pavlicek
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Member Since
Feb. 4, 2015
Last Seen
16 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
1. Won a Women's Pairs; 2. Changed Jim Munday into a cat on BW; 3. Can't think of any more.
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Grand Life Master
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"You got it wrong."
This thread inspired my latest study:
Common Game Friday Aug 16 board 10
I think best play (near lock for 6 and chance for 7 if diams 3-3) is to win 6 trumps reducing dummy to A KQ65 A, then a diamond up forcing West to split. Surely you'd know which ace to cash first (if it mattered) before the endplay.
Why Abstain?
Three reasons to abstain: 1. To make the heart grow fonder (for teens) 2. To make the heart beat longer (for seniors) 3. To make the heart bid stronger (for those who won't open light)
Why Abstain?
If you had a checkbox for "Inane polls" this poll could cycle ad infinitum.
Probability, probability...
If East has all 4 spades, I'll need diamonds to set up with one ruff. My feeling (without deep analysis) is that East having a stiff diamond with 3 or 4 spades is more likely than the failing cases.
What is standard lead from this holding?
Sanity test... Okay! No nut house for me.
Probability, probability...
True of course, but the hand with a stiff diamond is far more likely to have 10xx or 10xxx than 10x.
Probability, probability...
How about: HA, DA, CAK, heart ruff, diamond ruff with S9 if East follows. This loses to a stiff diamond West with S10x, but gains against a stiff diamond East with S10 any length (easy crossruff and coup). It also loses to 7-1 clubs, or 4 spades West with diamonds ...
Probability, probability...
Deleted. Misread the contract.
Sean McNally's bidding problem: T854 T5 3 KJT982
Normal for me is to start with a double on all good hands, so 3C is weak and shapely.

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