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In addition to Opener's notrump openings, whenever Opener rebids notrump to show one of the gap-ranges in the opening notrump structure (typically after opening one of a suit or 1C/2C strong) Responder becomes Captain by virtue of a better grasp of combined partnership holdings. Likewise if Opener makes a splinter raise of Responder's response then ...


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Possibly the most likely scenario for a responder to end up as a captain is when the responder does a weak take-out. i.e. Opener opens 1 of a suit, Responder says 1 of a different suit, Opener says 2 of his original suit, Responder says 2 of his original suit. Opener passes because it is clear there is no good match, and knows that Responder has chosen to ...


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No, not at all. If the defence believe the declarer has made an error in his claim, they can require it to be played out. The defence will actually have an advantage in that they have seen the declarer's cards. However, there is a theoretical possibility that the declarer could get information about the defence's hands by claiming. e.g. there is a finesse ...


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See The Laws Of Bridge (pdf), specifically Laws 68-71. If a claim is doubted by any player (including dummy) the Director must be summoned. It's worth noting that: A claim should be accompanied at once by a clear statement as to the order in which cards will be played, of the line of play or defence through which the claimer proposes to win the ...


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Your question displays a gross misunderstanding of the capabilities of good players, even those merely the best in their club. At the club in Kingston where I mastered the game, the top 10 or 12 players could all remember the location of every significant card, for all 26 hands of a session, even several hours after a game. Once or twice a year the Director ...


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It is important to note that your partnership agreements of which the opponents must be made aware specifically includes all inferences from repeated occurrences. So yes, if you make the same unusual action twice in a short span of time the burden of proof is on you to establish that the action is not a partnership agreement. From Laws of Duplicate Bridge - ...


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Here's a deal that my double dummy solver says is parzero with North/South holding 24 points. S: KT9 H: AK942 D: QT97 C: A S: 72 S: AQ864 H: J87 H: T653 D: K84 D: AJ6 C: JT842 C: 7 S: J53 H: Q D: 532 C: KQ9653 I haven't analyzed ...



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