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More shocking bridge plagiarism. There was a similar plot in Home and Away 30 years ago. I remember the cheaters got their comeuppance after being distracted by Marilyn's decolletage.
Sept. 3
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Good to see none of these comments are over the top. Are you going to publish the plagiarised Bridge commentary in another article or just some more material published under a collective commons licence?
July 24, 2018
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I guess it depends who was sitting W and how much I'd enjoy throwing them in with both K's (or dropping single K which may be why no 1NT).

Against that I'd have to balance how much they'd enjoy me going down if I didn't take the hook.

If you take the first option it'd be quite important to be ready with the blarney about how you took the expert line. Unless W has 2 s and E has KJ in which case you'll be looking so silly no blarney's going to help you.
March 1, 2018
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Turned up by myself at the Young Chelsea club. The final board was against David Gold who called the director after my “partner” made a dodgy bid (taking advantage of my pause, I must confess). He then flew into a rage (my partner, not David Gold) and the board was adjusted without being played.

I found a different club for my second game but was a YC regular for a while despite the experience.
Aug. 14, 2017
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she opened 2nt and it wasn't a miscount. They weren't playing puppet either. I knew from the 3nt that something was up and hence managed to talk myself out of the lead. I guess I should have suspected a long minor and still lead my suit.
Feb. 24, 2017
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I explained why I bid it in the comment. When I bid it, it never occurred to me that everyone at the table didn't realise it was unusual. which it was. Of course. What else could it be.
Jan. 22, 2017
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at the point I bid 4 I assumed everybody knew 2nt was minors (which it was) and that W just hadn't bothered alerting it.

If I x, and my p takes it out because 2nt wasn't alerted then what?
Jan. 20, 2017
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You must have your partners better trained than I do…but you still found the winning line
Nov. 4, 2016
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It doesn't help! Bonus point for working out why.
Nov. 4, 2016
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play on gives 84% in isolation…BUT

assuming W would lead a single …lowers this 6%(or 8 if you include single Q)
assuming W would lead a single …makes it roughly 85% again (no Qtxx possible)

Using similar assumptions though makes the play on well over 90.
Feb. 17, 2016
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no one fancies the 85%* line for 3 tricks A and then run the 8?

it loses only to tx and qtxx with W and with tx W's going to have to send back a . (with qtxx W should send back a declarer will correctly(?) go wrong).

In that case assuming W has 6 will be 4-2 so you pick up suit if 9 with W and not QJ with E unless you're good enough to read it or your dummy's been taking tips from bridgecheaters.com. So on 6% of the losing chance, you have 9/15 chance of picking it up so line is neary 89%




*adjusted for 6-4





Feb. 16, 2016
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This was one of the first pro cheats I came across. Dummy hit the table and a card was called for while I was still counting the suits.

After I had gone through my routine of rerunning the bidding and everything else I played my singleton.

When the distribution became apparent, declarer was incensed and accused me of cheating by “thinking with a singleton”. I was mortified at the time but years later I realise exactly what happened. He had as David Thompson described made an Insta-play to get a tell off me.
Sept. 18, 2015
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Yes absolutely. this forces declarer. Alvin I really recommend Bridgify – it's a much easier to use version of Deep Finesse.
June 30, 2015
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Gordon, Alvin

I know it looks for all the world like 10 tricks are there but if you run it through deep Finesse (or Bridgify which I prefer and is easier) you'll see the only card that's guaranteed to hold it to 9 at trick 2 is the 10. Amazingly you have to start with the A or K before the switch to get the timing right.

it's really quite an interesting force…a sort or promotion if declarer uses an honor to ruff.


June 30, 2015
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