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#1 User is offline   smerriman 

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Posted 2018-February-09, 00:35



Free daily tournament. Sigh.
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Posted 2018-February-09, 06:48

On the opposite end of the spectrum. In one tournament Gib had 2 decent hands with an 8 card suit and a void opposite a 1N and a 2N opening. On one it signed off in game in an other made a mild slam try opposite my 2 card support and minimum.

Of course one made 6 easily other made lucky 7.
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Posted 2018-February-09, 08:24

A 50-50 grand slam. Either they lead a spade or they don't.
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Posted 2018-February-10, 00:19

View Postjohnu, on 2018-February-09, 08:24, said:

A 50-50 grand slam. Either they lead a spade or they don't.


A 75% grand slam, and I was taught that 75% was the minimum percentage to bid a grand :) If they lead three of four suits it will make
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Posted 2018-February-10, 10:01

50-50 chance that west holds the missing ace. Throw in an extra 25% for finding the spade when east has it.
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Posted 2018-February-10, 11:55

I guess it was the void that fooled GIB into bidding a grand without checking aces: he rates his hand as 16+ total points, plus 20-21 in south.

View Postzhasbeen, on 2018-February-10, 10:01, said:

50-50 chance that west holds the missing ace. Throw in an extra 25% for finding the spade when east has it.

If west does not hold an ace then surely he has little hope to find one in east after that bidding: if east was my partner playing MP I would rule out a void too, as he would have doubled 7. So a passive lead, probably trumps.
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Posted 2018-February-10, 13:24

View Postpescetom, on 2018-February-10, 11:55, said:

I guess it was the void that fooled GIB into bidding a grand without checking aces: he rates his hand as 16+ total points, plus 20-21 in south.

Agreed. There was a thread a while back where jdonn said he agreed that GIB should be tweaked to look for lower level forcing bids instead of just blasting to slam in cases like these. Maybe one day.
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Posted 2018-February-11, 14:27

I thought you were supposed to lead a trump against a grand?
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Posted 2018-February-12, 08:49

I mean, obviously no one would guess 7H, but it can easily be right (even opposite the actual hand) and I don't think people should expect a miracle from GIB on a hand with a void like this. Exclusion will not be forthcoming.
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