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Forum: Bridge 07-19-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,740
Posted By 4sigma
I was pretty happy with our team’s play. As Steve...

I was pretty happy with our team’s play. As Steve noted, we gave up only 85 IMPs. That would have beaten 13 of the other 14 teams (the ones that we weren’t playing against.)

Will be cheering for...
Forum: Bridge 07-19-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,740
Posted By 4sigma
We lost the match on the very last board. After...

We lost the match on the very last board. After 55 boards we were leading by 8 IMPS. Last board, our opponents bid a vul 4:sp: game on 22 HCP (nobody has any singletons). It turns out to be cold....
Forum: Bridge 07-18-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,740
Posted By 4sigma
ACBL live scores are currently wrong. They show...

ACBL live scores are currently wrong. They show standings after 7 rounds, not the final.

I’m here in the Flight B GNTs as well. Got a couple of 3NT play problems wrong but a 6NT right. Maybe I’ll...
Forum: Bridge 09-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
Upon reading the discussion: I see that...

Upon reading the discussion:

I see that 4:cl: on A should be pass-or-correct. So I think 4:dm: is now the right bid, inviting partner to go on to 5:dm: when he has the right hand.

On (E), I...
Forum: Bridge 09-09-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
I hear it's an exciting month this month.... ...

I hear it's an exciting month this month....

A) This isn't a stopper. 4:cl: Too good for 4:dm:.
B) 2NT. Partner can still bail to 3:sp: or raise to 3NT.
C) Dbl. I don't love this, but too...
Forum: Bridge 06-15-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By 4sigma
I like your line of play. Unless I am your LHO,...

I like your line of play. Unless I am your LHO, in which case I don't like it.

I am trying to figure out whether it is more likely that you have made a typo and got only +300, or whether...
Forum: Bridge 06-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
Have read much of the discussion now. On...

Have read much of the discussion now.

On (C), I agree it's close between Dbl and 2:dm:. It wouldn't surprise me that Dbl is the more popular action.

On (D), I think you're leaning towards...
Forum: Bridge 06-07-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
That's a good point that 3NT is correctable. ...

That's a good point that 3NT is correctable. It's a good problem.
Forum: Bridge 06-06-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
A) Very close between 3:dm: and 3NT. I'll...

A) Very close between 3:dm: and 3NT. I'll content myself with 3:dm: at MP. Partner gets to bid again if that improves his hand enough.

B) Dbl, expecting to bid 3:cl: (unless I can bid 2:cl:) at...
Forum: Bridge 04-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
Scores are up. Steve White is listed on the...

Scores are up. Steve White is listed on the honor roll with a 730.

Top three scores for each problem:

A) 2:cl: = 100, 1NT = 90, Pass = 70
B) 2:ht: = 100, 1NT = 90, 2:sp: = 80
C) 1NT = 100,...
Forum: Bridge 04-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
I freely admit that the 2:dm: bid has certain...

I freely admit that the 2:dm: bid has certain continuations that are problems. Though I think it tends to have fewer, as long as partner doesn't pass. Pass is the worst continuation here.

No...
Forum: Bridge 04-10-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
I may well get a 0 for my 2:dm: bid. I have an...

I may well get a 0 for my 2:dm: bid. I have an understanding with my partners though that if partner raises my "diamonds" and my next call is a previously bid suit (here, hearts or spades), it was...
Forum: Bridge 04-05-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
Thoughts on some of the ones in dispute. (A)...

Thoughts on some of the ones in dispute.

(A) I'm a 1NT bidder on but 3:cl: would be my second choice. I agree that we don't have enough diamond texture to be passing the double here.

(C) I'm...
Forum: Bridge 04-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
A) 1NT. Right on values and shape. I wish I had...

A) 1NT. Right on values and shape. I wish I had better diamond texture, but it's only 1NT, and it's MP where 1NT tends to score well NV even when it doesn't make. 1NT is also the bid that is...
Forum: Bridge 03-08-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
I also wanted to turn the doubling cube again on...

I also wanted to turn the doubling cube again on (F)!

I might well pass on (F) at matchpoints. I think that's too much to risk at IMPS though.
Forum: Bridge 03-08-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
I'm fine with 1NT on (E). 3:dm: could well...

I'm fine with 1NT on (E).

3:dm: could well be better on (G), though I do worry that that's too committal to our diamonds. :shrug:
Forum: Bridge 03-07-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
On (E), I do consider 3:cl: to be the middle...

On (E), I do consider 3:cl: to be the middle road, where 2:sp: is the high road and 1NT is the low road.

I do like our hand for play in a minor. Am curious what the 2:sp: bidders would continue...
Forum: Bridge 03-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
I could have included an option (D) that's more...

I could have included an option (D) that's more supportive of diamonds above. I.e.

D) :sp:Qxxx :ht:Q :dm:Kxx :cl:AKxxx.

When partner has that hand, I don't think it matters what we do -- he...
Forum: Bridge 03-06-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
Thoughts on the hot ones: E) Though my...

Thoughts on the hot ones:

E) Though my current choice of 3:cl: is leading, my reasonably close second choice is 1NT. Am less of a fan of 2:sp:, which I think is not unlikely to provoke a 3:ht:...
Forum: Bridge 03-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
While I have the utmost respect for Klaymen's...

While I have the utmost respect for Klaymen's votes, I would prefer that the ones listed under my name be my own.
Forum: Bridge 03-05-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 28,982
Posted By 4sigma
April: A) 3:sp: seems normal. Am willing to...

April:

A) 3:sp: seems normal. Am willing to play 5:cl: if we have no spade game.
B) 2NT. I don't see us getting a good MP score in 2:sp:. This isn't forcing, but partner's welcome to remove to...
Forum: Bridge 03-03-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,207
Posted By 4sigma
My initial thought is to bid 3:sp:, though pass...

My initial thought is to bid 3:sp:, though pass is an option. My sense is that 3:ht: is unlikely to make unless partner has a 6th heart, which would be unexpected.

It sounds like partner has...
Forum: Bridge 02-13-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By 4sigma
[[spoiler removed]] P.S. Did nobody bid 7NT?...

[[spoiler removed]]

P.S. Did nobody bid 7NT? It's nigh indestructible. I don't know how one would get there scientifically. But it's not like anyone got to 7:cl: scientifically...
Forum: Bridge 02-01-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By 4sigma
I agree with the initial 2:cl: overcall. You're...

I agree with the initial 2:cl: overcall. You're strong for this, but IMO not quite strong enough for the alternative of doubling followed by bidding clubs.

Partner's silence in response to your...
Forum: Diversions 01-25-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 27,737
Posted By 4sigma
:boo:

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