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Poppingpopcorn
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Feb 16 2019 Progress +10.3
1 3 by NS -100 43.1%
2 3 by NS 130 98%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Interested to see how others bid this hand.
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3 3NT by NS 490 97.5%
Poppingpopcorn wrote 3nt made 12. Will play from north & try for more.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Got to making 5 diamonds but better score playing south.
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4 5 by NS 600 81%
Poppingpopcorn wrote But it might have come off....
Poppingpopcorn wrote Bid & made 5 clubs. Slight holding of breath....
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5 2 by EW -110 81.6%
6 2 by NS 170 71.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote We made 4 hearts but only bid 2. Was that because I passed at first call?
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Yes, that was why. Now made game.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Hello gupgop, thanks for that, there's a poem somewhere about the road you take. That just about sums bridge up in my book!
7 5 by NS -200 2.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Far better on replay. Opening 4 card, strong nt I firstly opened 1 spade. Contract ended in 5 diamonds going down 2. On replay I passed initially, ending in 3nt contract which made 11, for first place. Mmmm, no point in wishing...
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8 4 by NS -200 1.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Couldn’t get any worse. Should have supported ptns spades straight off. Mind you, he could have explored a bit further.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Yes, I should have supported the spades. Made 11 on replay. Not many comments today, I feel quite lonely.
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Blondie58 wrote I agree with you @Poppingpopcorn very quiet on the comment front today! Blistery cold winter's day here brrrr.... so will likely play many hands. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Poppingpopcorn wrote Thank you Blondie, same to you, & keep warm. After 2 days of brilliant weather, we too are back to normal. Cold & grey. Thank goodness for our bridge club, eh!
MrsH wrote @Poppingpopcorn, @tessybear, greetings from the Dominican Republic..we're here for three weeks to get away from snow and more snow. Our daughter, her husband and three of our grandkids will be joining us for a week so that will be a fun and busy time. I always enjoy reading comments from fellow SBC players. Some are welcome commiserations after a poor hand, some are sharing the pleasure of a well played hand, some just friendly chitchat; many are very encouraging and others are helpful in showing a better approach. I like to think I learn something from all of you.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
Poppingpopcorn wrote Hello MrsH, how nice to hear from you. I would imagine you must live in Canada? You all seem to be taking a holiday! Thank goodness for our iPads & things so we can play & keep in touch with our bridge playing friends. This is such a friendly club, I feel surrounded by you all. Enjoy your family!
Poppingpopcorn wrote Yes, MrsH, I can see the attraction during the warmer months! Sounds heaven. I'm not a fan of snow myself & would escape if I could. Thank you everyone for your replies, it's not so lonely after all!
9 3NT by EW -630 87.5%
10 2 by EW 100 98.6%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Well that was a lonely existence today, where is everybody?
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tessybear wrote Dropped 10 percentage points to-day - not good! @Poppingpopcorn- I am Canadian and winter in Florida - we are having a beautiful 80F to-day - about 25 Celcius - so lovely just lovely. I have no problem leaving Canada behind for 6 months!
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Poppingpopcorn wrote How wonderful Tessiebear! I would do the same if I could. Bit grim here in Sussex UK today....
Poppingpopcorn wrote Typo Tessybear, x
Poppingpopcorn wrote A typo,tessybear x
choceclaire wrote @poppingpopcorn we r all here and always enjoy reading your comments and the way you always try the hand again if needed! Beautiful hot day in Auckland, NZ
Poppingpopcorn wrote Haha, choceclaire, I should think the % is roughly 50/50.... thanks for your kind thoughts. Dark & dank here today in the UK. 2 previous days were wonderful though so not all bad.
997maybe wrote You livened things up @Poppingpopcorn! There is snow dripping off the trees and roofs here in Vancouver, B.C. And some sunshine....I enjoy your comments...but must get on with my weaving. Take care!
Poppingpopcorn wrote Thanks for your reply 997, what are you making? Make the most of the thaw, happy days!
 
Feb 15 2019 Progress +4
1 5X by EW 100 98.5%
Poppingpopcorn wrote As I generally lose the opening hand I was pleased to get the contract of 5 diamonds, doubled, down one.
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2 3NT by EW -400 48.3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I did get the contract down on replay, but can’t see what I did any differently than before.
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3 4 by NS 420 52%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Contract made, but could have made better use of my clubs.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Replayed & made 1 more trick. Made better use of the clubs, ha ha.
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4 4 by NS 680 95.3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Under bid here. 4 hearts made 12. My fault or partners? I’ll give norths seat a try. I bid 3 diamonds incidentally, showing preference in that suit rather than a negative reply.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Now look what happened when I played north. For a start I opened the bidding on 2 hearts rather than 2 clubs. Partner has to respond of course & supports my hearts. Ace asking comes in & we get to 6 hearts, making.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Hi Graeme, check my comment below. I cannot agree with a 2 club opening here.
Poppingpopcorn wrote Not playing weak 2's this never occurred to me! I'll stick with the strong 2 though I think. Thanks for your reply, very interesting.
5 4 by NS 620 28.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote North preferred to play in 4 spades here, which did make.
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6 3NT by NS -50 39.3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Just couldn’t get that final trick. Drat.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote North pushed our luck ( that’s fine!)
Poppingpopcorn wrote Very well done, I tried a couple of times before moving on.
7 2 by NS -100 71.2%
8 5X by EW -550 10.9%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Lost concentration.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Didn’t make any difference anyway.
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9 2 by NS 140 62.2%
10 3NT by NS 630 94.3%
 
Feb 14 2019 Progress -38.3
1 2 by NS 90 17.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I made 2 diamonds but was sniffy at ptns non responce.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Didn’t think much of south’s responce when playing north either. Surely both seats had sufficient points to bid on?
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Feb 13 2019 Progress +9.8
1 3 by NS -100 69.6%
2 2NT by NS -100 59.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Down 1 in nt’s, down 1 in clubs.
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3 3 by EW -170 27.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote A better score playing north on replay. This time, contract made.
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4 4 by NS 650 100%
Poppingpopcorn wrote That was very nice, slipped into place like honey off a spoon....4 spades, made 11.
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5 3NT by EW -460 95.5%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Again playing north on replay, got a much better score with different bidding. 4 hearts by e/w went 2 down.
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6 1 by NS 140 90.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote But it’s the not knowing what you might have missed....
Poppingpopcorn wrote Wimpish bidding from me here, but got a few points out of it
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vals wrote In my case it would not be much @poppingpopcorn . Sad !
Poppingpopcorn wrote But just imagine....
Poppingpopcorn wrote That's what I was thinking! Answer the phone!
7 6 by NS -200 31%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Whoops here too! Comfort in friends...
Poppingpopcorn wrote Let’s try norths hand then.
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9 3NT by NS 430 83.3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Our bid was for 3 nt’s, making 10.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Just switch the blinkin’ thing off....
10 4 by NS -100 36.5%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Just missed out by one trick, I’ll give it another go, bidding the same.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Changed my suit bid at the last minute to spades. Still down 1.
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Feb 12 2019 Progress -8.3
1 3NT by NS 400 87.4%
Poppingpopcorn wrote This is so funny.... haha
Poppingpopcorn wrote I just looked at my hand, counted length points, noted a singleton & opened 2 diamonds, ptn bid nt, I showed spades, no go, so 3 nt it was. Made.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Replayed as north, opening 1 spade by south & got nowhere.
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2 2NT by NS -100 43.3%
Poppingpopcorn wrote No, same as you, but repeated nt. down 1.
3 2 by EW -110 12.6%
 
Feb 11 2019 Progress -16.7
1 2 by NS -50 28.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I so wanted to play in clubs. I did, went down. Okay, let’s play in ptns diamonds if the oppo’s pass. I did, went down. All that was left to me was nt. bid 1 made 2. Awkward hand.
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2 2 by EW -110 19.9%
3 2 by EW -140 51.2%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Wow, Elsie, you’ve got staying power! I’d have given up, nay, I did give up....
4 5 by EW 100 59%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I ALWAYS double a 5 contract, whatever. This time I didn’t. Contract down...
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5 4 by NS -100 51.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote That was an inspirationall bid Bajir!
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Poppingpopcorn wrote Ditto ditto ditto. Glad I’m amongst friends.
6 4 by EW -620 93.3%
7 3NT by NS -200 8.8%
Poppingpopcorn wrote Made 12 on replay. Not good enough. I played with a ptn once who said one must go to 3 nt with 3/4 points. It might or might not come off. Here it didn’t. On replay I stopped at 2 nt. went on to make 12....Funny old game.
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8 4 by NS -150 1.4%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I quite obviously pushed the wrong button so will try again.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote And this is what I meant to do... 3nt, made 11.
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Poppingpopcorn wrote It wasn't meant Castallia! I had to play it out before I could play again...
Poppingpopcorn wrote Fortunately, we can always play it again....
9 3 by EW -200 19.5%
10 1NT by NS -100 60.7%
Poppingpopcorn wrote I was so fed up, then I read this
Poppingpopcorn wrote Oh, really....
Poppingpopcorn wrote ......continuing on. ...
Poppingpopcorn wrote Well, why not....it would certainly cheer me up! A laugh is good for the sole, er, soul.
Bajir wrote You all are just the best! These comments made my day @choceclaire @Alanintoronto @Poppingpopcorn @Blondie58 @vals @terrypause @hagleyjazz @debdaniels
Poppingpopcorn wrote Thanks Bajir, it works both ways!
Poppingpopcorn wrote Hi Blondie, greetings & a happy day to you too, from the UK!