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Poppingpopcorn
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Dec 14 2018 Progress +12.2
1 2 by NS 110 59.3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote As usual, have to play a warm up game before I hopefully get going. Bid 2 diamonds first making 3, then rebid to 3nt, which made.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Stick with us @mcnewton, we have the occasional wobble. North did the same to me, 2 diamond bid, making 3. Replayed in 3 nt after accessing my bidding, which went on to make.
Poppingpopcorn wrote Doesn’t have to be @trump, just keep it simple...
2 3 by EW 50 39.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Contract down 1, but not brilliant.
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3 2NT by NS 150 62.5%
4 2 by NS -200 32.6%
Poppingpopcorn wrote It looks as though 2 clubs is the agreed contract, if only I had made it...
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Ha ha, I did go on to make it...on replay.
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5 4 by EW -510 65.6%
Poppingpopcorn wrote The best thing about this contract is they didn’t bid their potential. Might try playing from easts seat, see what happens.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Well, playing east & using Blackwood we got to 6 spades which made. A grain of comfort for n/s initially.
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6 4 by NS 450 100%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Very nice too if I do say so myself!
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7 3 by NS 110 87.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Well the contract made, but not many of us played in clubs.
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8 NB by - 0 98%
9 2NT by NS -50 84.1%
10 4X by EW 200 50.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Again, I seem to be playing a different game to most others....e/w contract of 4 spades was doubled & went down 1.
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11 4 by NS -100 26.4%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Played a further hand today because of the passed hand. On this hand, got too clever & went down 1 in 4 hearts. Replayed & made the contract of 3.
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Dec 13 2018 Progress -9.7
1 5X by EW 100 46.1%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Well don’t quite know what happened here re the bidding. Anyway, got the contract down but surely should have got more tricks.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote I realised what I’d done. I misplayed the hearts. This time I took it carefully & contract down 4 doubled.
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2 2 by NS -200 48.7%
3 2NT by EW -180 82.6%
4 3 by NS -200 7.4%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Couldn’t get any lower. Time to shut shop & get some supper.
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Dec 12 2018 Progress -15.1
1 6 by NS 980 89.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Not me, bid
Poppingpopcorn wrote I counted 19 points in hand, so sufficient for an opening 2 bid. So two hearts from me, ptn put us to 6 which made, but couldn’t manage all 13. Happy though.
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2 3NT by NS -200 32.5%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Yes you certainly are @tessybear! Well done.
Poppingpopcorn wrote Down 2. Not happy, playing again.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Well I managed 2 hearts...
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HappyBug wrote @Poppingpopcorn, I don't feel so bad now I'm in good company - also down 2
Poppingpopcorn wrote Ha ha, perhaps we should form a club within the club...
3 4 by NS 420 57.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Bid & made 4, probably might have managed another trick if I hadn’t got 1 eye on the tv. Not something I usually do, but our politics at the moment are electric.
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4 4 by NS -100 7.6%
5 3NT by EW -430 16.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote And me!
Poppingpopcorn wrote I didn’t make this contract. Better stop now & come back later, after we know whether we have a prime minister or not. Can’t play & watch tv at the same time. Not fair to bridge !
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Yes, you are correct, @rpsoroban, we will have a PM but can she hang on ? Anyway, this is a page for bridge friends not internal politics.... back to bridge then, later.
Poppingpopcorn wrote Honestly, it’s beyond a joke! After all the hullabaloo yesterday, nothing changes....back to bridge!
 
Dec 11 2018 Progress +7.3
1 2 by NS -50 93.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Down 1 to start the day. Cross ruffing ran out of trumps for me....
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2 3NT by EW -460 97.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Yes, 11 it is.
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3 1 by NS 110 96.3%
4 3NT by NS 630 48.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Made 10 but should have done better.
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5 5 by NS 600 100%
Poppingpopcorn wrote With 8 cards in a suit & few points I would always open the bid with 4, but in a minor suit this has made me rethink. Great bid ptn.
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castalia wrote Bajir I follow all the players that score over 90% in a day.....they are the good players like @hound @sarag @Poppingpopcorn @tessybear @JaneMart and others....
6 1NT by EW -120 73.1%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Contract made here, with one over.
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7 4 by NS -200 23.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote A bit optimistic, sorry ptn. 2 down.
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8 3NT by NS -150 3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Should have made this. Didn’t though so will try again.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote That’s life. Bid 2 on replay, made 4.
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9 3 by NS -50 67.8%
10 4 by EW -680 28.6%
 
Dec 10 2018 Progress -0.3
1 3NT by EW -490 73.6%
2 5X by EW -650 3.6%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Well it cheered me up to double even if it didn’t come off.
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3 3NT by EW -600 6.1%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Now that’s very odd. I bid & I thought I played the same, contract made first time but we got it down by 2 on the replay. Scary.
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4 3NT by NS 660 99.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote That’s more like it! Made 11.
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5 4 by NS -100 25.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Forgot the ace of clubs was still out there. Would it have made a difference? I’m about to find out. 1 down.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote No, still went down 1.
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6 5X by NS -300 78.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I don’t think I played that very well but still saved a few points if e/w played in hearts.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Me too.
7 3NT by EW 100 99.6%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Good, back on track. Contract down 1.
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8 1NT by NS 90 55.6%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I thought it a poor show to stop at 1nt until I started playing it. Just managed to pull through.
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9 3NT by EW 200 99.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Contract down 2.
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DexterMorrison wrote @Poppingpopcorn. Hey, with only 12 pts between your two hands. Impressive.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Good morning, & thank you Dexter. Win some lose some.....
10 5 by NS 620 14.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I did exactly that, but my thinking then went along the lines of 5 clubs which made with 1 over. Thinking about it now though perhaps I was too hasty
Poppingpopcorn wrote I played again
Poppingpopcorn wrote Hi Graeme, I replied to your comment ( up the page a bit) but again the whole scribe didn’t show. I replayed after my initial 5 club contract making 6, then had a rethink & thought I should dig a bit deeper. Got stuck so asked for aces & contract ended in 6 clubs which made. As I said, not quite as good pointwise as your hand, but not far off...
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Dec 9 2018 Progress -7.7
1 2 by NS -100 67.3%
2 1 by NS 140 35.3%
3 3NT by NS -150 14.4%
Poppingpopcorn wrote 2 spades.
Poppingpopcorn wrote Finally came in with a 2 spade contract but it took a couple of tries.
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graeme wrote Right! We sort of instinctively know that 2S is the right contract but we're all busy looking around for the 'correct' bid. The correct bid is often simply the sensible contract. Nice one, @Poppingpopcorn.
4 2 by NS -100 60.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I should have made this first time but playing too quickly pressed the wrong key. Realised before it showed, but too late.....anyway, played again & it made.
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5 3 by NS -200 17.7%
6 3NT by NS 430 99%
Poppingpopcorn wrote First time today a decent score. Made 10.
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7 2X by EW -1270 0.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Whatever happened there! What a silly bid by me. Must try this hand again.
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8 4 by NS -150 67.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Why am I so bad today. A dunk in the Christmas spirit perhaps...
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9 1X by EW 200 37.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote You can see how out of sorts I am by this bid!
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10 3 by NS -100 80.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote A woeful day’s play from me today. Might have to go & drown my sorrows....
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Well, I’m cheered! I’ve just looked at the comments above & it’s not just me. Perhaps I’ll have a cup of tea instead.
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