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Richard Pavlicek
Richard Pavlicek
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 4, 2015
Last Seen
an hour 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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Permissible enquiry?
RHO: "Your play doesn't matter." Declarer, not wasting time, calls for the 10. RHO: "Wrong," playing the jack from Jxxx. Declarer: "DIRECTOR!" [Director arrives] "I had a diamond guess, and my RHO told me it didn't matter." Director [to RHO]: "Is this true?" RHO: "Yes, but I was ...
Director Pleas
Well, I think it is. Common sense on any high crossruff is to ruff lower first in case you missed something. And forcing an underruff is analogous to losing a claim on a finesse of A-Q because you failed to state you would play the ace if the king appeared.
Director Pleas
The play to reach this position is what intrigues me, i.e., only "deuces" remaining in each side suit. I'd accept the claim and think the Laws should too. A crossruff always succeeds (even on a trump return, one side suit has to be good when trumps run out ...
Declarer thoughts
I think everyone is too quick to presume 5-5 even if 2C normally shows that. Opposite a passed hand, some would prefer 2C to 1H or double with AJT9 AKxxx Kx Jx, with which doubling 5C is palatable. I wouldn't double 5C with the 5-5 hand, with or without ...
Duck or Cover?
"Immediately crouch under your desk, put your head between your knees and clasp your hands behind your head..." -Emily Litella Uh, Emily, this is Duck _OR_ Cover. "Oh. Never mind." Seriously, CQ is automatic. Ducking could only lose, e.g., giving declarer four tricks when he has Ax.
Which road on play?
Yes, assumed TP, or IMPs which closely parallels, but based on my ballpark numbers, 4H also wins at MPs: 40 wins when both make; 35 losses when only 4C makes; 25 ties when both fail. Agree with passing 3S at MPs. At TP or IMPs it seems a close call ...
Which road on play?
Math check! I'm sure 4H is better. Basically 4H makes 36% x 75% + 64% x 25%, or 43%. Call it 40% to be conservative. So in 100 deals 4H nets 40 x 420 - 60 x 50 = 13,800, while 4C nets 75 x 130 - 25 x 50 = 8500. Curiously ...
A defensive problem
Shouldn't that be "foul" as in double dribble, or do you raise chickens on the side? :)
A defensive problem
DC: "Barry's discussion of partner's suit preference carding is inconsequential dribble." Sure, Barry deserves some credit, but that's a narrow subject. My writing qualifies no matter what the topic.
Double by 1NT Overcaller
Deleted (misread auction).

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