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Posted 2019-June-09, 14:45

Couple hands from the morning's practice session

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Wouldn't have been quite so annoying if they hadn't both been Diamond contracts
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Posted 2019-June-09, 21:10

Why is it annoying that they are both diamonds contracts?
Is 1 in 5 choice that the second contracts denomination is same as 1st.
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Posted 2019-June-10, 03:52

View Poststeve2005, on 2019-June-09, 21:10, said:

Why is it annoying that they are both diamonds contracts?
Is 1 in 5 choice that the second contracts denomination is same as 1st.


Because people aren't fully rational and treat weird little coincidences as if they were significant
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Posted 2019-June-12, 12:48

I see a theme here. You guess as to the best contract and then feel unlucky when your "correct" guesses do not pan out. Hand 1 how did u know partner had the spade vs heart ace or ANY ace for that matter. What made you think 6d was better than 5d or 7d or 7n? Hand 2 you do not include all the bidding descriptions but what made you think 7d was superior to 7s or 7n? You may not have had the system tools needed to arrive at the best theoretical contract but on hand 1 you did not even appear to try. Just a thought
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Posted 2019-June-12, 13:27

View Postgszes, on 2019-June-12, 12:48, said:

I see a theme here. You guess as to the best contract and then feel unlucky when your "correct" guesses do not pan out. Hand 1 how did u know partner had the spade vs heart ace or ANY ace for that matter. What made you think 6d was better than 5d or 7d or 7n? Hand 2 you do not include all the bidding descriptions but what made you think 7d was superior to 7s or 7n? You may not have had the system tools needed to arrive at the best theoretical contract but on hand 1 you did not even appear to try. Just a thought


You're quite right.

I ended up making some guesses as to level and strain...

Atul and I aren't particularly well practiced right now. On the first hand, i COULD have bid 3!S to ask for Ace hope the Atul remembered the responses, and then follow up with CABs if necessary.

In actuality, I decided to move the session along...

Sorry that you don't approve...
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