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kbalagopal
Strong NT ✓
5 card majors ✓
Weak 2s ✓
Transfers ✓
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May 21 2019 Progress -16.3
1 3NT by EW -400 48.1%
2 2NT by EW -120 51.4%
3 5 by EW 200 94.8%
4 4 by NS 650 85.8%
kbalagopal wrote Thanks, Hound! Considered going straight to 3 and should have
5 3NT by EW 50 88.6%
6 1NT by EW -90 17.4%
7 5 by NS -200 15.9%
kbalagopal wrote yup
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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8 2NT by EW 50 96.1%
kbalagopal wrote hoo boy - I contemplated that but the new, cautious Katy declined
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9 3NT by NS -50 32.8%
kbalagopal wrote right bid it seems but I couldn't pull it off. down 1
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kbalagopal wrote yes. Easy peasy on replay!
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10 2 by EW 100 30.9%
kbalagopal wrote hmmm caution did not pay today...in the long term maybe
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11 3NT by NS 430 90.8%
 
May 20 2019 Progress +5.3
1 4 by NS 450 94.4%
2 3 by EW -130 20.4%
3 1NT by NS 150 51.1%
kbalagopal wrote There is a fine line between aggressive bidding and too cautious - I'm on the cautious end today - must be the gloomy weather
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4 4 by NS 650 98%
5 3NT by NS 600 93.2%
6 3 by NS 170 86.7%
7 3NT by EW -630 84.4%
8 3 by EW -140 96%
9 5X by EW 800 98.6%
10 3NT by EW -660 55%
 
May 19 2019 Progress -3
1 3 by EW -150 47.7%
kbalagopal wrote Going strictly by the trump fit I assume - I'm like you. 2 points doesn't a bid make lol
2 2 by NS 140 65.8%
kbalagopal wrote forgot to re-evaluate hand w the singleton. Rookie mistake!
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3 6NT by NS 1020 99.2%
kbalagopal wrote @castalia I wondered too - but maybe is was incumbent on us to probe since partner had already showed 16+ points - and N had only 1 A. hmmm. I thought about it first time through but tried to find a major fit and settled for 6N
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castalia wrote Thank you @kbalagopal....a good summary from you...
4 4 by NS 620 99%
kbalagopal wrote Had a very similar hand the other day and I bid 3N over partner's weak bid, and went down in a big way, Lesson learned, and 4H was a very fine bid on this hand. @chatch
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5 4 by NS 650 59.1%
kbalagopal wrote shoot bid and made 6 on replay. Stayed at 4 first time through
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kbalagopal wrote Trump the club lead, pull trump and after they take A you can ruff hearts and have transport through the diamonds
6 1NT by EW 100 42.7%
7 3 by EW 200 99.9%
8 3NT by NS -50 45.5%
kbalagopal wrote darn should have repeated spades. Down 1
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9 1NT by EW -90 55.6%
10 2NT by EW -150 81.1%
 
May 18 2019 Progress +13.4
1 4 by EW 50 90.8%
2 6X by EW 300 100%
3 4 by NS -100 29.7%
4 3NT by NS 600 97.6%
5 3NT by NS -100 76.1%
6 4 by EW -650 99.8%
7 4 by NS -100 74%
8 6NT by NS 1020 98.6%
9 2NT by EW 200 92.5%
10 4 by NS 650 100%
kbalagopal wrote lol! I was really puzzled how you wound up in spades...
 
May 17 2019 Progress +4
1 3NT by EW -430 88.8%
2 3 by NS -100 67%
3 2 by NS -100 69.7%
4 4 by EW -620 95.1%
5 3X by EW 100 99.4%
6 4 by EW -130 54.9%
7 4 by EW -620 20%
8 3NT by EW -400 88.2%
9 3 by EW -140 89.8%
10 4 by NS 650 91.5%
 
May 16 2019 Progress -4.6
1 4 by EW -420 46.7%
2 4 by EW -420 40.2%
3 1 by EW -140 9.9%
4 5 by EW 200 76.4%
5 3 by EW 150 86.9%
6 3 by EW -140 92.9%
7 4X by EW 500 88.2%
8 3NT by NS 400 81%
9 2 by NS 90 67.4%
10 1NT by NS 90 89.8%
 
May 15 2019 Progress +1.1
1 1NT by NS 120 90%
2 3NT by EW -430 23.9%
3 3NT by NS -50 41.6%
4 3NT by NS 630 88.8%
5 2 by NS 90 75.4%
6 4 by NS 420 93.1%
7 4 by EW -620 96.3%
8 2 by EW -130 45.2%
9 3NT by EW 100 89%
10 2 by EW 100 92.7%