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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Director question
You mean this Laws text? 70E1 The Director shall not accept from claimer any unstated line of play the success of which depends upon finding one opponent rather than the other with a particular card, unless an opponent failed to follow to the suit of that card before the claim ...
Listening in on Robot Post Mortem
Bot: "Why did you bid spades?"
Major Disagreement with NT Interference
In those days, when the opponents opened a strong no trump your side probably could not make a game. In these days...
AWB - Assess West's Bidding
Looks as though this sub-minimum has improved a fair bit on the auction, mind. Splintering with 4 maybe a bit excessive.
AWB - Assess West's Bidding
B4 West should bid 3 over 2NT. If he wasn't going to do that, the rest of his bidding was fine.
Dirty Talk
If he did that he would always make, for as Khokan rightly says he would have an inferential count on the clubs, and I would give him +980.
Dirty Talk
Certainly a good way to play, despite the slight risk that North is 5=2=5=1. But declarer had already drawn two trumps, so couldn't follow it. In truth, declarer at the point he reached would very likely not make. In order to give himself the chance of ...
Dirty Talk
Law 73E2 If the Director determines that an innocent player has drawn a false inference from a question, remark, manner, tempo or the like, of an opponent who has no demonstrable bridge reason for the action, and who could have been aware, at the time of the action, that it ...
Symmetric Two-Bids (clubs and diamonds both strong and artificial)
After 1-1-1-1-2, what is the point of playing transfers by responder? Declarership of all suits is already fixed.
What is the right thing to do?
Happened to me about thirty five years ago in the pairs final of the London Congress (not a national event but in those days a fairly high-level tournament). I opened a strong club with a balanced 22 and played there facing a balanced 3. Partner [i]alerted[/i] and passed ...

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