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graeme
Strong NT ✓
5 card majors ✓
Weak 2s ✓
Transfers x
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May 25 2019 Progress -16.7
1 4 by NS 420 99.9%
2 2 by EW -90 96%
Jobridge wrote There is something strategic about taking tricks that I’m not appreciating. Hand after hand some of the best players do better in final trick count. @graeme can you help?
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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graeme wrote There’s no quick fix, @Jobridge. Just keep practicing, watching the videos, read some books if you can. Enjoy the journey because it’s a long one!
3 3NT by NS 490 96.1%
bala1954 wrote @graeme Was not sure how to bid this hand to get to slam. It is clearly there in the play. Hint said bid 4C over N’s 2C; I bid 3N - and was left there, not surprisingly.
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graeme wrote If you’ve opened 1NT then you can’t really ask for aces at all. Your 1NT shows a specific point range and hand shape so, having made that opening, you’re handing over control to partner. If partner decides 3NT is the spot then you need to respect that decision. It’s really not a great slam anyway. Diamonds and clubs both break nicely but that won’t normally happen. 3NT really was a sensible contract. Hope that helps.
graeme wrote Did you think that slam was on? Then the way to get there is by bidding slam! It’s really not such a great slam this time, even though it happens to make but ignore that for now. Often, we look for ‘a way to bid slam’ and there isn’t one. But there doesn’t have to be ‘a way’. If you think slam us there but don’t know how to bid it then just bid it.
4 2 by NS -200 11.7%
Golfmadviv wrote Well I’m in good company with -200 score @graeme
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5 4X by NS -800 17.3%
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May 24 2019 Progress +8.3
1 4 by EW -420 85.6%
2 2 by NS 140 92.2%
3 3 by EW 100 73%
4 4 by NS 680 99.9%
5 2X by EW 100 99%
6 1NT by NS 180 86.7%
7 5 by NS -700 77%
8 3NT by EW -460 79.7%
9 4 by NS -50 99.6%
10 4 by NS 620 99.1%
 
May 22 2019 Progress -80.9
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May 21 2019 Progress -80.9
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