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Baygon2014
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5 card majors ✓
Weak 2s ✓
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Dec 14 2018 Progress -3.6
1 3NT by NS -50 47.8%
2 2X by EW -470 26.9%
3 2NT by NS 120 47.9%
4 2 by NS -100 56.9%
5 4 by EW -510 65.8%
6 4 by NS 420 64.2%
7 2 by NS 110 87.9%
8 NB by - 0 98.1%
9 2NT by NS -50 84.3%
10 5 by NS 620 87.4%
 
Dec 13 2018 Progress -5.2
1 4 by EW 150 69.7%
Baygon2014 wrote I was tempted to double. Partner has passed whilst I have length in diamonds no guarantee that I can convert them into any tricks. With a silent partner can anyone see a justification for doubling?
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tessybear wrote I do not see the necessary tricks in S's hand to double either @Baygon2014 - and only 14 players out of 400 did. So you are certainly in the majority on this play.
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HappyBug wrote @Baygon2014 - no justification, but my gut also said I should double. Just had that feeling that while they had all the Spades, I could be a nuisance in the offsuit.
2 3NT by EW 50 94.8%
3 2NT by EW -180 82.7%
4 2 by EW 200 100%
5 6NT by NS -100 25.2%
Baygon2014 wrote Not enough to bid it correctly - so easy to lose communication between the two hands - 13 tricks are there but one needs to play it carefully!
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6 3NT by EW -630 17.1%
Baygon2014 wrote frustrating the way north played this. I am sitting here with top diamonds and the ace of hearts. So what does north play? A final spade even though dummy only had the top spades left. Put this down to a glitch in the programme!
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Golfmadviv wrote Im with you @Baygon2014
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7 4 by NS 650 84.3%
8 4 by NS -100 24.2%
9 2NT by EW 300 99%
10 2 by NS 110 54.3%
 
Dec 12 2018 Progress -19.6
1 4 by NS 480 63.2%
2 3NT by NS -200 32.5%
3 4 by NS 450 99.5%
4 4 by NS -100 7.6%
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Dec 11 2018 Progress -2.5
1 4 by NS -150 45.1%
2 3NT by EW -460 97.7%
Baygon2014 wrote lead is critical here. On a club lead they make 11 comfortably. But on the lead of the Q of spades they go down one. I deliberated before choosing the club lead. But only wish I had listened to my instinct. Based on the bidding East has 5 spades west two which means we hold 6 spades between us. The queen of spades could knock out one of their honours and set up one of partner's spades. Unfortunately first time round I ignored my own advice lead a club and paid the price.
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amafyram wrote I don't see it @Baygon2014, yes we take 3 spade tricks but E-W win the next trick and then have 9 more off the top!
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MrsH wrote Replayed using Q♠ lead, down one. Thanks @Baygon2014.
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Baygon2014 wrote I guess whether to lead a club or the Qs really depends on how competitive you need to be. Some have pointed out that the majority held them to 11 tricks. In duplicate that means a flat board. If you are chasing a top board then the Qs is the better option - your clubs will not go away - but you have opened up the chance of wrong footing your opposition.
Bajir wrote Thanks for figuring out how to bring them down with this hand @baygon2014! But I still don't understand *why* we would we lead the ♠Q here? East has bid spades twice and clubs are the unbid suit (and our best and longest) - why not lead a club?
3 1 by NS -50 42.2%
4 6NT by NS -400 6.6%
Baygon2014 wrote Played it too fast first time around. After the 2 diamonds opening 6nt is a safe bid - and cuts communication between e/w. I should have tackled the diamonds first -that way you make 13 tricks. Play Ace followed by the 3 if West plays king cover if not play the jack (you will lose the queen anyhow) If someone can find a way to bid to 7nt fo let me know.
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5 5 by NS 600 100%
6 1NT by EW -150 62.3%
7 2 by NS 130 92.1%
8 4 by NS 420 70.1%
9 2 by EW -110 62.5%
10 4 by EW -650 99.5%
 
Dec 10 2018 Progress +13.5
1 3NT by EW -460 96.7%
2 5 by EW -400 86.4%
3 3NT by EW 100 97.7%
4 4 by NS -100 74.9%
5 3 by NS 140 99.9%
6 4 by EW -680 5.7%
7 3NT by EW 100 99.6%
8 1NT by NS 120 81.9%
9 3NT by EW 100 95.2%
10 6NT by NS 1440 100%
 
Dec 9 2018 Progress +5.5
1 2 by NS -100 67.3%
Baygon2014 wrote Bidding this hand is a nightmare. @graeme sitting South whether you pass or double you end up in 2 hearts. Bidding it from the North seat I passed e and got them down one. I suspect that this is one of these hands whether it does not much matter if you play precision, standard or acol - you will end up in a less than optimum contract.
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2 1 by NS 170 99.8%
3 2 by NS -50 90.5%
4 2 by NS 110 87.9%
5 2 by EW -130 75.2%
6 3NT by NS 400 73%
7 2 by EW 200 90.4%
8 3 by EW -170 38.7%
9 4 by NS 420 80.8%
10 1 by EW -140 54.7%