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accepted In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
Actually, you answered my question with your comment. That is, if I use hearts, not clubs, for "transportation," to my hand, I have to worry about a 7-1, but not 6-2 heart split (I can overuff anything but the king in my hand). The chances of a 7-1 break is < 3%, so in Matchpoints, I take that 3% chance for the 50-50 chance of a successful finesse, and an overtrick. Accepted for your enlightening comment.
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comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
From the question: "You lead a low spade to the Q in dummy for a finesse, and it holds (West and East play 3 and 2)." Actually, I'm worried about a 4-1 break in clubs, where East can "trump in." But the point is, with those "slim" odds against you, you should try the second finesse in Matchpoints (but not rubber)? Or am I missing something?
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comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
In the problem, declarer went to his hand in clubs (an eight card suit), and lost a club ruff after taking, and losing the second finesse. (East went to West in diamonds.) My solution is to have declarer go to his hand via a ruff in hearts (a five card suit), on the theory that the chances of opponents' "trumping in" are smaller. And I'd take this chance only in duplicate, not rubber.
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revised In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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comment Can you play Dixit cooperatively with only 2 players?
I re-worded the question. Ones with "best" are considered "subjective" and often get closed. I made the question a yes-or-no question that can be answered "objectively."
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revised Can you play Dixit cooperatively with only 2 players?
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comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens: I added those details to the question.
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revised In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens: West played fourth best and East encouraged on the first trick. Both opponents played low trumps on the second. The problem started on the third: At rubber, I play A, then low in spades from dummy to ensure the contract. At Matchpoints, I play A, then low in hearts to try for an overtrick. Is that right?
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comment In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
@PieterGeerkens: Hand was added.
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revised In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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revised In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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revised In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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asked In Matchpoints, is it worth risking a ruff to try for an overtrick in the following situation?
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revised Bridge: Which transfer do you use with both majors - one 5 carder and another 4 carder
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comment Is the partner of a no trump opener also the team “captain” on defense?
Upvote for "Captain, once that is known, is entitled to lie with defensive signals while non-captain should only make mandatory false cards and otherwise signal honestly." But doesn't NT trumper's partner, with Jxxx know more about the bad trump distribution (declarer's side has only 7), than NT bidder knows about the combined trump holdings (4-0, 4-1, or possibly 4-2)? And I thought of having East bid 4 spades, (alleviating concerns about doubling into game), but decided it was too far fetched for them to go there with only 7 trumps.
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asked Is the partner of a no trump opener also the team “captain” on defense?
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reviewed Approve Trick Joseki? Shoulder hit after keima to 3-4-stone