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Feb
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awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
21
comment Why is this type of hesitation considered unethical?
With AKQ9x opposite xxx I can cash a 2nd one in case they are 4-1 once East has put in the jack.. Anyway I always remember a hand where I was defending and Dick Shek was declaring, I was on his left and dummy had AK10xx and no entries in a suit. He led towards the holding and I thought just a bit with Qxx then threw the queen in. He ducked and finessed the 10 next round. When it lost to the jack he made no tricks at all from the suit losing 2.. His contract did go down..
Jan
20
comment duplicate bridge revoke not agreed upon
some players shuffle their cards before returning them to the wallet so the next player can't work out the order the cards were played, which really would be unauthorised info. Good idea to do that.
Jan
20
answered Should I reopen this hand?
Jan
19
answered Defense to Strong Pass Systems
Jan
19
answered In Bridge, What Is “Playing the Card You Are Known to Hold?”
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Indeed the lead did not work out this time. Low works when partner has Qx so it doesn't block the suit, when declarer has a certain stopper eg Qxx opposite Jx in dummy or some holdings where declarer has 4 cards with your partner and dummy both having 2, and partner will get in eventually to stop 9 tricks on top.
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Problem is if you continue with the king and a 3rd one, your hand is dead and partner's ace will give your side just 3 tricks. If partner didn't have 9 on top a low one at trick 2 would at least achieve 1 off. What form of scoring is it?
Nov
24
answered Why would you not move pawn two spaces during first move in chess?
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
So from AK9xx I lead the ace? Or a low one as finding partner with Jxx, declarer Qxx and dummy 10x is too remote to make it the right thing? Although partner could also have 4 small
Nov
24
answered Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Of course if the lead is from AK9xx and dummy has 10x your partner will need to keep the Jack to lead next round. Oh well, I guess you're stumped.
Nov
5
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Nov
5
revised Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?
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Nov
5
comment Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?
I answered that question too. The question here is really subjective anyway, it might be better worded "what tactical difference would it make".
Oct
30
comment Can a king capture an opposing queen?
In the position above capturing his queen with your king is not only legal but the only legal move you have. Unless it was your queen on g2 he's just blundered his queen away and is about to go further material behind as you threaten both his bishop on c4 and a skewer on a8. He can temporarily avoid both with Ba2 but you attack his bishop or knight and he has to surrender one.
Oct
30
revised In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
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Oct
30
answered In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?
Oct
30
comment How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
So if you have this hand, you can make 5S for certain and need partner to have the ace of hearts or KQ for you to make 6. Kx would make it 50% and KJ you'd have more chance if you guess right. If partner has Ax in hearts and the ace of clubs, or a trump entry, or king of diamonds and they don't lead a heart, you also might make 7. Either open 2C to enquire or pre-empt and be prepared to guarantee game, as the opps may have a save anyway.
Oct
29
answered How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?