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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.
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, 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.
The race may not go to the swift nor the battle to the strong. But that's the way to bet it.
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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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