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John Larkin
John Larkin
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Sept. 5, 2016
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Fanning the Flames of False Claims
Indeed if you play Q towards the ace and west does not cover, you may decide he does not have the king. Not the ideal scenario for the Zia "Bols Tip" ("if he doesn't cover, he doesn't have it"), but you cannot let the declarer have it both ...
Everyman a Bridge Master (sorry about the sexist tone of the title, it was 1961)
Goes on a bit... But, to be fair, pretty good.
Query re playing/non-playing directors
Yep. You made me read it again, Richard and I agree. I think it is still tricky, even with full text. Club games: Do what you like, but non-playing is best. Special tourneys 17 tables or less: non-playing recommended, but not required. Special tourneys, 18 or more tables: non-playing required ...
What to do
I now have no idea what you are saying.
What to do
Presumably If partner shows 4 keycards, you bid 6 with one missing - the same as Blackwood always was?
What to do
But it may be that you are indeed handling 30 by stopping in 5. With 41, you are going to 6. It's not the higher number between 3 and 0 that is needed, but the higher between 3 and 4. This style of "bidding on" only makes sense if ...
What to do
The last sentence doesn't really work. The RKCB bidder didn't know what your response will be.. Maybe he is happy with 41, but not with 30.
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
What to do
If it is, what hand does partner think you have that jumped to four spades, but has zero aces?
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