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#1 User is offline   Coelacanth 

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Posted 2012-March-09, 10:41

IMPS, 3-board matches, weak opponents



Partner's double, nominally for penalties, might just be a good (in context) balanced hand and not necessarily a huge heart stack.

What call do you make?

Note the conditions. Do you make a different call at matchpoints? In a longer match? With different vulnerability? Against expert opponents?
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Posted 2012-March-09, 10:57

I would sit and smile (not visible of course). Even if partner has a big balanced hand, I want to play 2 doubled.
Against anybody, at any form of scoring, at any length of the match.
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Posted 2012-March-09, 11:03

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Against anybody, at any form of scoring, at any length of the match.


Absolutely.
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Posted 2012-March-09, 11:05

Partner made a penalty double and I have 4 trumps. And we're at favorable. I'm happy to sit for this at any scoring. It's much more of a problem r/w. But I'll still sit.
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Posted 2012-March-09, 11:08

No questions, partner, go ahead and face the opening lead.
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Posted 2012-March-09, 12:24

Looks like they stumbled into a Burn's Fit and they are doubled and vulnerable? Why would I think about rescuing them?
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Posted 2012-March-09, 12:53

View PostPhil, on 2012-March-09, 12:24, said:

Looks like they stumbled into a Burn's Fit and they are doubled and vulnerable? Why would I think about rescuing them?

Phil has terminology I cannot even Google. :lol: What is a Burn's fit?
If they can make 2 I will eat my shoe, even though I do not like my 4 small hearts. It tells me declarer might be able to pick up partner's theoretical trump honors. Still, whatever the penalty means, we have a better than normal shot at taking them at least -2, better than making a game our way.
There is a big difference between a good decision and a good result. Let's keep our posts about good decisions rather than "gotcha" results!
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Posted 2012-March-09, 12:55

Pass..what else?
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Posted 2012-March-09, 13:37

View PostHighLow21, on 2012-March-09, 12:53, said:

Phil has terminology I cannot even Google. :lol: What is a Burn's fit?


You need to google "Burns law" and you will find http://www.blakjak.d...uk/burn_law.htm

Presumably, by extension, a Burn's fit is one that doesn't meet Burn's law.
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Posted 2012-March-09, 13:56

View PostRMB1, on 2012-March-09, 13:37, said:

You need to google "Burns law" and you will find http://www.blakjak.d...uk/burn_law.htm

Presumably, by extension, a Burn's fit is one that doesn't meet Burn's law.

This article is fantastic. Hahahahaha! I kind of figured Phil had something deliciously hilarious up his sleeve with the obscure reference.
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Posted 2012-March-09, 15:05

My signature seems appropriate. If you can't take a shot at them here you carry an umbrella on sunny days just in case.
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Posted 2012-March-11, 12:35

If pard has a big balanced hand, then he doesn't have any 5-card suit worth mentioning. This is gonna be a bloodbath.
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Posted 2012-March-11, 17:36

View Postwhereagles, on 2012-March-11, 12:35, said:

If pard has a big balanced hand, then he doesn't have any 5-card suit worth mentioning. This is gonna be a bloodbath.

I agree man... this is one of the most exciting moments in bridge!!!
There is a big difference between a good decision and a good result. Let's keep our posts about good decisions rather than "gotcha" results!
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