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SquarePeg61
Strong NT x
5 card majors x
Weak 2s ✓
Transfers x
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Dec 14 2018 Progress +24.6
1 2 by NS 130 64.3%
 
Dec 13 2018 Progress -34.9
1 5 by EW -450 4.8%
SquarePeg61 wrote The lead determines success or lack thereof. The first time I played this hand, I led 8♦, which resulted in E/W making 11 tricks. On replay, I led K♦ and E/W went down five.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Bajir wrote Really interesting @squarepeg61. I'm constantly amazed the difference the lead can make. Do you think K is a better lead generally or just for this hand? It works out better here, but is there something we should take away with us for the future?
SquarePeg61 wrote Well, in general, @bajir, whenever I have the opening lead, I tend to lead either the fourth highest card from my strongest suit or, if I have a sequence in my strongest suit (three or more cards), I will lead the top card of the sequence. The K♦ in this case wasn't the top card of a sequence, but it worked. I think, for the moment at least, I will try leading the highest card in my longest suit and see how that works. That's subject to change when/if it stops working.
 
Dec 12 2018 Progress -32.7
1 2 by NS 230 7%
SquarePeg61 wrote The good: Made 12 tricks. The bad: Stopped the bidding at 2♥, thus finishing near the bottom of the rankings.
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Dec 11 2018 Progress -13.9
1 5 by NS -200 25.8%
SquarePeg61 wrote Played this twice. The first time, N/S ended up in 5♣ going with the hints. The result was a disaster, going down four. On replay, I decided it wasn't wise to bid with only eight HCP, so I passed over North's 1♠ bid and the contract ended up being 1♠. Made nine tricks and ended up with a rating of 7/2224.
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Dec 10 2018 Progress +57
1 3NT by EW -460 96.7%
SquarePeg61 wrote E/W made 11. Sometimes, the bots win.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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