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David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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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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UI: What does it suggest? (Part 2)
"This analysis may be faulty for a pair that developed a pattern of only hesitating with certain types of hands but not with others" That is, well over 90% of partnerships.
Clubs and Hearts
Sigurbjorn, I understand all of that. If I were minded in any case to make an exception to the general principle I have stated, along the lines suggested by Frances and on the basis of your account, this case would be that case. And yet, once we started trying it ...
What is this double?
There is nothing "basically natural" about opening a three-card suit in preference to a four-card suit. But for the fact that there is nothing less than nothing, there is even less "basically natural" about opening a two-card suit in preference to either of two four-card suits. Describing such openings in ...
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
A trolley problem: Imagine leading a card for partner to ruff. Declarer has followed with a winner, dummy has a card in the suit, partner's ruff will be the setting trick against a slam. But partner is hesitant - he seems to be wavering between one card and another. Declarer ...
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
I don’t think any game can be considered beautiful if no one knows the rules. But it is quite true that if you post, as Lynn Deas did recently, an example of someone doing something “beautiful” you won’t generate an awful lot of correspondence. Peter Weichsel is a ...
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
There are no meta-rules. There is no Spirit of the Game. Bridge is not cricket. But, as I’ve said, if people really would like to know what I think the rules should be I’m happy to tell them. Maybe we could, as has been suggested elsewhere, set up ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Once again, the damage might have occurred because an absent-minded East may have been raising his opponent rather than his partner. Did this happen? We’ll never know, because West prevented it from happening.
What is this double?
It’s possible (it may even be sensible) to play double as clubs even if 2 could only be as short as three when responder is 3=4=3=3. But no one alerts that.
Clubs and Hearts
Frances would be quite right to want to know why someone did something outre if he could be relied upon to tell the truth. Experience suggests otherwise, so I prefer to treat the position as I have indicated. That is: I would not bother to investigate why West thought East ...
Clubs and Hearts
Both North and South are entitled to this information: “We have no agreement about 4 but among the possibilities are hearts and clubs, and a club pre-empt.” With this information, both would be in a position to deduce that West has hearts and clubs when he takes a second ...

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