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kbalagopal
Strong NT ✓
5 card majors ✓
Weak 2s ✓
Transfers ✓
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Apr 17 2019 Progress -9.9
1 2 by NS 110 31.2%
kbalagopal wrote 8 first time 10 on replay. Needlessly lost a couple of diamond tricks first time through
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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2 3 by EW -110 76.2%
kbalagopal wrote that sounds like good advice!
3 2 by NS 130 99.2%
4 NB by - 0 98.2%
5 4 by NS -100 68.7%
6 4 by NS -100 5.5%
kbalagopal wrote shoulda woulda coulda
7 3 by NS -100 91.7%
kbalagopal wrote Made 8 but since I mentioned clubs still down 1. Thought it was possible we were better in NT so I'd give partner the option, never suspecting he'd rebid the hearts. Sorry, N!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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8 2NT by NS -200 2.7%
kbalagopal wrote thought that through but KNEW I should pass the 2D...but so weak I punted myself right to the bottom
9 3NT by NS -100 55.6%
10 3NT by EW -660 7.9%
 
Apr 16 2019 Progress -0.2
1 6NT by EW 100 92.7%
2 4 by EW -450 70.5%
3 4 by NS -50 15.5%
kbalagopal wrote dang it 4♠ is there too but I failed to trump a trick after losing track of the diamonds. rats. down 1
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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4 3NT by NS -200 46.7%
5 1NT by NS 120 61.9%
6 3 by NS -200 12.5%
7 2NT by NS 180 70.9%
8 3NT by NS 400 85.1%
9 3 by NS -100 98.3%
10 1NT by NS 90 80.4%
 
Apr 15 2019 Progress -3.1
1 3 by NS 110 80.2%
kbalagopal wrote If I pre-empt like @banskia9 I can make 4 when W takes his A♦ then leads the 2
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kbalagopal wrote If I pre-empt like @banskia9 I can make 4...but this way only 3. Any advice on how to play this hand? W take A♠,A then leads the 2. Any advice on how to play this hand? And how the heck did I end up with the pretty colors above?
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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kbalagopal wrote ya 4♣ I can make - but how to make3♣ if W doesn't lead the K♠ second trick?
kbalagopal wrote I mean make 10 tricks with above bidding - I made 3 but just can't get the 4th
kbalagopal wrote THANK YOU! wow just could not work that out for myself :-/
2 4 by EW -420 58.9%
3 5 by NS -100 53.5%
4 3 by EW -130 85.6%
5 4NT by EW -490 72.5%
6 3NT by EW -630 48.6%
7 3 by EW 200 96.4%
8 4X by NS -500 4.1%
9 3 by EW -170 29.1%
10 1NT by EW 200 76.3%
kbalagopal wrote after setting my goal at a daily 70% I can barely get 60%. Bidding w the tops but #onelesstrick
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Apr 14 2019 Progress +5.9
1 3NT by NS -100 15.2%
kbalagopal wrote Made easily on replay - good reminder to play longest suit first and keep playing it :-o
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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2 6 by EW -920 100%
3 4 by NS -50 81.3%
4 6 by NS 1430 100%
kbalagopal wrote Thought about it but was a chance we were missing 2 A, or AK♣ so thought it was prudent to ask
5 4 by NS -200 19.6%
6 3 by NS 130 83.8%
7 3 by NS -200 49.5%
8 4 by EW -420 97%
9 2 by NS -50 49.6%
10 6 by NS 1370 98.9%
 
Apr 13 2019 Progress -6.1
1 3NT by NS -100 51.4%
2 4X by NS -800 2.5%
kbalagopal wrote made a hash of that but could have been a fine sacrifice
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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3 4 by NS 480 100%
4 1 by EW -80 89.2%
5 4 by NS -200 5.8%
kbalagopal wrote bid 4 based on LTC - blew the play (again!) but made on replay
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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6 2 by NS -50 21.7%
7 4 by NS 620 83.5%
8 4 by NS 420 94.3%
9 6NT by NS 1020 100%
10 2 by NS 90 27%
kbalagopal wrote playing too fast today - no attention. Let E take a diamond trick on this one - gah. Tomorrow is a new day!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Apr 12 2019 Progress +13.4
1 3 by NS 150 68.7%
2 2 by NS 130 95.4%
3 3 by NS -100 89.1%
4 5 by EW 100 85.6%
5 2 by NS -200 55.9%
6 3NT by EW -720 80.5%
7 4 by EW -620 89.4%
8 5 by NS -100 5.5%
kbalagopal wrote first egregious mistake of the day - down 2. made easily on replay - just a matter of remembering where the points are smh
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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9 3NT by NS 400 100%
10 4 by EW -650 100%
kbalagopal wrote I'd like to drop that 6% on hand 8, please!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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