Questions tagged [duplicate-bridge]

A popular tournament format for Bridge where each table plays with identical pre-set hands of cards.

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Would you pass this 13 high card point hand?

At my duplicate bridge club, with both sides vulnerable, some Souths dealt, and passed with this 13 point hand: ♠ AJx ♡ Axxx ♢ QT9 ♣ Qxx (All x's are 7 or lower.) The hand's main drawback is its 4-3-...
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Is Duplicate Bridge (standard Matchpoints) a game of pure skill?

I'm inclined to say "no" because because each of the following could be considered lucky: A finesse can be tried 2 different ways and your partnership selects the one that works You play a routine, ...
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Under what circumstances should partner bid 3 clubs (Stayman) over a 2NT opening?

Opposite a 1NT bid, I need at least 8 high card points to bid Stayman (except for transfer or "garbage" Stayman). If we find our eight card fit and partner has 16, we are barely even money ...
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Which of these hands should be opened in which late positions?

With no one vulnerable at matchpoints, I passed in first position with ten high card points. Ditto for second seat with eight high card points. Partner passed in third seat with eleven points and a ...
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