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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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Bridge Player
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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A Beautiful Hand
Sometimes. But if the 3NT bidder will always sit (or redouble) with no guard against AKQJx, doubling with that holding has (a lot) more going for it than doubling with AKQJ (400 > -1000). For RJF's benefit (not that he will derive any): a "mixed strategy" occurs when a player ...
A Beautiful Hand
Well, if he can counterfeit AKQJx I can counterfeit 10xxxx.
How many spades?
Because in my experience bids that show what you have are preferable to bids that do not show what you have, or show what you do not have. Sure, partner might bid 5 - though this isn't very likely, since with a hand that would do this he probably ...
Long Hesitation
You get to leave the room on occasion, if you have a conflict of interest.
Long Hesitation
In a Selection Committee meeting, actually. Anything you'd like me to leak?
How many spades?
Usual to play change of suit following a free bid as forcing (might make an exception where the "free bid" is more like a courtesy raise of partner's presumed spades, but might not). Sounds like a kind of picture jump, maybe AKJx xx AKQJx xx.
Is it? Won't he just bid 2 with that?
Long Hesitation
For pity's sake don't ask, or he'll tell you.
Should you duck Kx?
Sorry - thought he was in 6. They usually are on Bridge Winners, generally after a slow forcing pass that doesn't suggest anything. But if declarer has your hand and Q holds, he will make twelve tricks regardless - he will repeat the club finesse, cash AK A, cross to ...
Should you duck Kx?
"Declarer will know to play you for Kx and take the third round finesse, since obviously you aren't going to cover with K9x." May be missing something, but if I don't cover from K9x, how can declarer go down? And why shouldn't I cover - it can win ...

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