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Mar
22
comment What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?
@Alexander Woo: The ten of clubs is not a "small" club. It will either "pass" dummy's king to partner's queen, or more likely, set up a second club trick if the king covers. I also advocated leading the ace of clubs only if opponents' bidding styles made it likely that partner would have a diamond honor; otherwise my preference was for the ten of clubs over the ace, or any other lead because of the foregoing.
Mar
22
comment What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?
Suppose you lead a diamond and hit partner's honor. If partner leads back a spade (black suit) instead of a club, you might lose your ace of clubs. Wouldn't be safer to take the ace of clubs for sure and hope that partner has the setting trick? My second choice is the ten of clubs, 1) because partner could just as easily have a club honor as a diamond honor and 2) if he has a diamond honor, he might be able to lead back a club through declarer's honor to my A-9.
Mar
22
comment What is the formula of rank difference to handicap stones?
@FlorinAndrei: I'd say so, yes.
Mar
21
answered Why is this tsumego solution wrong?
Mar
21
comment What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?
You lead a diamond through dummy and hope to set up partner's presumed "red" queen? Then why not lead the ace of clubs and look at dummy?
Mar
21
comment What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?
@PieterGeerkens: "Check." Hope that "Happy Days Are Here Again" for you, soon.
Mar
20
comment What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?
I have retracted most of my earlier comments about the bidding (except a brief summary of high card points), because of all the confusion.
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comment Do Get Out of Jail Free cards “have value”?
@Matt: In essence, the house rule gives people $50 just for drawing the card (rather than removing it from the game). Like "bank error in your favor, $200." The rest of the answer gives the nuances for when the house rule doesn't apply.
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18
answered Declarer play for a 4-4 trump fit
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