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Tom Townsend
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Dec. 9, 2010
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Bridge columnist, London Daily Telegraph.

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United Kingdom

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Young Chelsea, TGR
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Gerber, Flannery, Fruit Machine Swiss
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Congratulations Greg Lawler
Congratulations. We're privileged to have your expert assistance.
Do you open this hand in 1st seat Love All at IMPs?
Just a matter of partnership expectation. If we've agreed normal weak twos, I do not consider bidding.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: J AT93 653 JT764
A Lebensohl position for me, hence 2NT. Otherwise 3.
What are the ruling principles here?
Routine adjustment to 7 doubled given the North hand.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: T 743 AKQ82 AKT7
Three low hearts will suit us fine.
Tom Townsend's lead problem: KJ42 T86 J643 JT
No good deed goes unpunished.
Tom Townsend's lead problem: KJ42 T86 J643 JT
A bit harsh on a call (pass) that gained 12 IMPs. The lead was for five more. My choices were a trash Multi and an 8-11 constructive 2. I didn't deem either appropriate.
Tom Townsend's lead problem: 97 984 832 KJT52
Perhaps I misunderstood and you did a manual simulation of the problem, in which case fair play.
Tom Townsend's lead problem: 97 984 832 KJT52
The computer thinks the J or 10 best because declarer will duck a low-card lead in dummy with Qxx facing xxx. I think Stayman except on (43)33 is a reasonable rule for simulations. As is no shortage in dummy, although there are obviously exceptions.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: JT9 AKQ85 AJ87 Q
My point is that even the (nearly) worst holding is not too bad.
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