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hound
hound says:
Now that truly was lucky .
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orange says:
Bit of a strong hand theme going on today?
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heatherte1
Annoyed. Trying to work out how to get to slam. Realised had the points, didn't want to bid 4 H thought that would be end, so decided on 2NT, showing 15-17 points, and hoped N would bid further, they stopped. Trying to go slowly.
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Player4
Player4 says:
Is my memory playing tricks (again) or is this the second day in a row where I am consistently making unbid slams?
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madeleine28
I bid 3hearts not four - stronger than four but north did not bid on?
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chini says:
Wish I’d played this before I watched video but 4H was my bid before I saw it. I gambled with the idea of slam but felt partner’s answer couldn't give me any indication of points, just an ace or not. Too much of a gamble to proceed.
Graeme, love these lessons, fantastic on your part!! Thx!!
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alex
alex says:
if you choose to bid slams missing an Ace and two Kings you must accept that you will go off more times than you make . Alex
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Silverdell
Bid to slam via Blackwood made 12 0n contract 6 hearts
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granzzee
granzzee says:
Without looking at video, bid 1H, 3C, 3H, 4NT, 5C, 5NT, 6H by North, Pass by South. Made 11 tricks.
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granzzee
granzzee says:
sorry, made 12 tricks.
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JBrown
JBrown says:
Im enjoying the videos very much and looking forward to seeing the featured players. Im doing very well with all the comments.
Thank you every one !!!
Sockstevens
6 made, but a bit of a gamble but 2 heart bids showing numbers in suit, as well as points.
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Delly
Delly says:
Answered the 1 Heart with 4NT - made 6NT by establishing my Hearts
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RDP27
RDP27 says:
Very lucky with such cards from partner. 5 hearts was great and six was a bonus. Pushed Partner to see how strong his hearts might be by bidding No trumps.
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evmiol
evmiol says:
Really looking forward to the featured players tool. Great idea. Thanks @graeme
JillDuff
JillDuff says:
I jumped from 2C to 4nt but bowed out at 5H when realising we were missing an A and I had no Ks.
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Ironman1944
1H-2C-2H-2S-3NT-4NT-6NT
Requires a club finesse but if you like 50% odds, then I guess it is a good slam
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GerryArtist
Thanks Mr G. This a good day to die ? No !. Yes often it seems a much braver bid can be attempted but is it wise? Just because you might make 6/7NT should you really do so? As you indicated the best players are the steady Joes.. not the mavericks/buccaneers .. I like the new system, but can we have one for the consistently poor players too ? I am of the latter group :).
jdhtwh
jdhtwh says:
After the 1H bid I bid 2NT. Partner then bid 3H and I went directly to 6H. 5 card majors, strong 2NT, weak 2s, transfers. Did not watch the video first.
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MichaelScullion
Slam not great missing A & 2xK. However, Defence makes it easier by leading away from spade K. Slam will still make if losing Spade is discarded on clubs but at least a diamond or trump lead will make declarer think.
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Poppingpopcorn
Am missing an ace so left the bid @ 5 hearts. Made 12 though so could have been bolder. Weary today as have been tidying the garden for winter, so quite happy no to push my luck today.
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jacquelineAstaphan
Made slam but did not see it So did not bid it
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jacquelineAstaphan
chini Which video?
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Ladymamala5
After Dealer repeated his hearts, I bid 4NT. Dealer bid 5C saying they have one key card. I have 3 Aces so that's 4 keycards. The club finesse worked and I made 6H!
My rank was 11/1239. Pretty good for the first try.
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whohasthequeen
Help me understand why you would bid a slam? North has limited the hand to 14 points. I have 16 points and balanced. Not sure why you would Ace ask. 30 points . A bit shy of 32 with a flat hand.
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Mendonca
Mendonca says:
Thanks everyone for your input, very helpful.
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twocents
twocents says:
Bidding went only to 4H but made 6. Perhaps if the bidding when higher, opposition wouldn't have ducked the finesses therefore stopping a slam.
Herby
Herby says:
Great lesson thanks Graeme. Looking forward to be part of the featured players style.
BridgetCoop
Real high risk bidding on my part, but paid off this time!
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PJM
PJM says:
wondered why the hints on finished at 4 hearts. was a great point count and I made 6 quite easily, well maybe couple of finesses worked !
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judyjunkin
North was a bummer ! I jumped in our suit and he passed.! Yes, I made 6. and was upset with my partner. Beautiful hand. All the finesses worked and only lost the Ace of H. What should I have done to encourage a slam bid other than what I did?
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Collar
Collar says:
Made 6 hearts
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kinghorn
kinghorn says:
Great video n most interesting comments. Tu
ArthurWill
Bid 3Hs made 12
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cvijay
cvijay says:
Its a nice slam one should play in heart but notrum get you more points thanks
maureencarroll007
All the finesse had to work mo
judyjunkin
I will try and remember the correct bid. I take each hand and try to let my partner know what I have. I guess maybe 2 H or 2 NT would have been better. Thanks for setting me straight.
Silverdell
felt i had enough points to risk a slam and hope the finesses work which they did by looking st the bidding
dawson
dawson says:
why would east lead away from his king of Spades????
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MrsMcG
MrsMcG says:
Yay. Made twelve the second time. I can’t seem to get things the first time. Will try 6 h
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MrsMcG
MrsMcG says:
Love these videos too
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cvijay
cvijay says:
Thanks for the advice
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