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Old 02-08-2018, 09:41 PM
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Since I personally prefer the alternative on both D and E, I'll be very sympathetic to arguments for switching. OTOH, I do think both of the leaders are quite reasonable and may well be best.
D is very tough. The Moysian could play better than the 5-2 in hearts or partner could have 5S or clubs plays for only 10 tricks. i went for natural strength in numbers but 3S is persuasive.
On E I think the quality and length of this suit is worth showing even if you might have a slam on some layouts or belong in spades. I prefer having tolerance for partners suit whenthese high level bids occur. There is just too high a prob, IMO, for partner to have 2+ hearts and no slam. And if partner was pressured with 5S, you certainly wish to be in hearts.

On G I am just a wuss.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:31 AM
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:24 PM
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Code:
            A        B        C        D        E        F        G        H        Total
oirg        2N   70  2H   80  5C   100 3H   0   4C   100 3N   70  3S   100 CJ   70  590  
SW          3H   70  2H   80  5C   100 4C   70  4H   70  3N   70  3S   100 HA   100 660  
Klaymen     Dbl  100 1NT  80  5C   100 P    0   4H   70  3N   70  3S   100 S3   0   520  
ST          3H   70  1NT  80  5C   100 4C   70  4H   70  3N   70  P    90  HA   100 650  
BTDT        4H   50  Dbl  100 5H   80  P    0   4S   60  4C   50  Dbl  90  CJ   70  500  
NN          3H   70  2H   80  5C   100 3S   100 4C   100 4D   100 3S   100 HA   100 750  
kmbrunskill                                                                              
mathmajor                                                                                
4 Sigma     2N   70  2H   80  5C   100 3S   100 4C   100 4D   100 3S   100 HA   100 750  
bill18      3H   70  2H   80  5C   100 3S   100 4H   70  3N   70  3S   100 HA   100 690  
Leading     3H   70  2H   80  5C   100 3S   100 4C   100 3N   70  3S   100 HA   100 720  


                                                                               
            Dbl  100 Dbl  100 5C   100 3S   100 4C   100 4D   100 3S   100 HA   100   
            3H   70  1NT  80  5H   80  4D   90  4H   70  3N   70  Dbl  90  HQ   100      
            2N   70  2H   80           4C   70  4S   60  4C   50  P    90  CJ   70       
            4H   50                    P    0                              DJ   20       
                                       3H   0                              S3   0
Congratulations to NumbersNerd and 4Sigma, who tied for our top score of 750. Our consensus score of 720 also made the Honor Roll, which required at least 710.

I think Klaymen got far too much of a penalty for leading the S3 on H, when the 9 or 10 would get 50 (S10) or 60 (S9). Maybe the honor lead could pick up and extra trick, but that seems very unlikely to me. At least 99 times of our 100 it will not matter which spade we led.

Note the results on G. Leading the HA and HQ tied for the top score of 100. Most likely the opponents do not have the K, in which case the Q may mislead declarer about other honors, placing partner with both A and K of H. The A always gives declarer's side a heart trick if they have the guarded K. The Q might (conceivably) hold the trick if dummy has Kx. Declarer would not be expecting or even hoping the win the K later, but he might prefer that you be on lead rather than partner. Those are just my theorizing about the scoring, before the hardcopy issue arrives. Whatever their reasoning, 3 panelists chose to lead the HQ, vs 13 leading the HA.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:27 PM
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:05 PM
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Why postpone the agony. Can't do worse than I've been doing already.
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April 2018
A) 3S- better than immediate club raise to 5, payoff to 1426
B) 2NT-natural?
C) 3C- payoff to the matchpoint specialist who mention that 140 beats 130.
D) 3C-natural
E) 1NT ???- which minor to bid and at what level.
F) 2D- to be followed by 2S, then give up. 2C or 2H is too cutesy.
G) 3H (punt)- with a heart stop 3NT seems automatic. 3C has merit.
H) HA- to look at dummy, I hope they play count or unblock.
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                 A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H
EB              3H   Dbl    5C    4C    4C    4D   Dbl    S3
=70+100+100+70+100+100+90+0= 630.

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Why postpone the agony. Can't do worse than I've been doing already.
This quote goes against everything you have ever posted in Bridge.
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Whoops, forgot to submit last month.

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April
A. 3S
B. 2NT. No ruffing power. Hearts behind heart bidder. Bad split likely on spades.
C. 3C - no jump from P but 3NT is on the table given P with good stops. His points may not lie in spades but the lead will be avoided. Could pass but should easily make 3C anyway. Give the option.
D. 3C - conveys strength and shape. P likely short hearts, won't bid NT. Expecting 3D rebid or 3S retreat.
E. 3NT - P implies no 5-card suit. Minors are probably solid 4-4 or finessable. 10 will likely prove to be a spade stop (unless LHO has AKQJx?) and probably a few heart tricks (again, finessing for missing honors, and lost finesses will not get a spade exit). Like the odds better than 5-minor contracts.
F. 2D - P has nothing. Show your hand - 5D and 4S. give the choice, sort of reversing.
G. 3H - NT plays better from P's side almost de facto.
H. HA - Pretty clear the HK is with east. Probably KJ. Nothing to lose. Defense will get in on 5 club tricks and switch to spades. Only hope is opps lose the spade finesse and you get back in, heart jack falling.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:03 AM
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April suggestions:

A. 3S
B. 2N
C. 3C
D. 3C
E. 3C
F. 2D
G. 3H
H. heart ace
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Spoiler - because why not?:
  1. 5
  2. Pass! (second choice: 1)
  3. 3 I'd prefer to pass, but the MSC would not.
  4. 3. Desperation. 2nd choice: pass
  5. 2
  6. 2, preferable to 1, canape
  7. 3
  8. 3
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Some pair at my club was playing canape.

canˇaˇpé
ˈkanəˌpā,ˈkanəˌpē/Submit
noun
1.
a small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping, often served with drinks at a reception or formal party.
2.
a sofa, especially a decorative French antique
3.
apparently some bullshit bridge system

it was so obscure they gave us placards, laminated, with a defense suggested
I called them nerds. They were being nerds.
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