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Old 05-21-2018, 11:19 AM
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Here are those scores by problem:
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               A          B        C        D        E        F        G        H        Total
EB             4D     100 P    100 3D   50  4D   50  3N   50  6S   0   3S   100 D3   100 550  
oirg           4D     100 3N   40  P    40  Dbl  70  3D   40  5S   40  3H   90  H2   70  490  
SW             P      60  P    100 P    40  4D   50  2N   100 4S   100 3S   100 C8   0   550  
Klaymen        4D     100 P    100 2H   100 3S   100 2N   100 4N   60  3S   100 H2   70  730  
ST             4D     100 P    100 2H   100 4D   50  2N   100 4S   100 3S   100 D3   100 750  
BTDT           P      60  P    100 2H   100 4D   50  2N   100 5S   40  3S   100 D3   100 650  
NN             P      60  P    100 2H   100 P    40  2N   100 4S   100 3S   100 D3   100 700  
Veni Vidi Vici P      60  P    100 2H   100 P    40  2N   100 4N   60  3S   100 H2   70  630  
kmbrunskill    4D     100 3N   40  2H   100 3S   100 2N   100 4S   100 3S   100 D3   100 740  
mathmajor      4D     100 P    100 P    40  4D   50  2N   100 4S   100 3H   90  D3   100 680  
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Submitted      4D     100 P    100 2H   100 4D   50  2N   100 4S   100 3S   100 D3   100 750  


                                                                                 
               4D     100 P    100 2H   100 3S   100 2N   100 4S   100 3S   100 D3   100   
               P      60  3N   40  3D   50  Dbl  70  3N   50  4N   60  3H   90  H2   70       
                                   P    40  4D   50  3D   40  5S   40           C8   0        
                                            P    40           6S   0
It took 690 to make the Honor Roll this month. Congrats to Sweet Tooth, kmbrunskill, Klaymen and Numbers Nerd.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:32 AM
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July problems. Deadline June 10.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:54 PM
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July answers - interesting problems with a lot of possibilities

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A. 3D
B. 3C
C. 2D (at imps; at MP I'd say 3D)
D. 2C
E. 3NT (?) ... 3S is a close 2nd but I don't want to advertise a third spade. P did not rebid them.
F. 3NT - never seen that sequence but as the NT bidder your Jxxx must be a stop. Let p correct to 4S. Not passing up game
G. Pass (edited, misread sorry)
H. SJ
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:36 PM
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My July initial guesses:
A 3D. Unanimous panel? Yes, we might need to play NT from my side, but that's a low probability compared to the chance partner needs to know about our support to make an intelligent decision.
B 2C. If partner has 18-19 balanced with four spades, I expect to hear from him again. Dbl is a close second choice.
C Dbl. Fits this hand well.
D 2C. 1RF seems right. If we don't have a fit this hand doesn't want to randomly end up in game.
E 3S. If partner is short in a red suit, we probably don't belong in 3NT. If he is semibalanced or has a singleton honor we probably do. Since I don't want to emphasize one suit over the other, I'll bid spades.
F Pass. Partner probably has a 5-4 or 5-5 17-19 count. If he had 6+ spades he would have bid 3S right away. This is close, but we not only need game to be making if we bid on, we need to bid the right one.
G Pass. Any action is a big lie, except 2NT which wrong-sides a very thin NT contract. I wish I were playing weak NT. I'd bid 3S then.
H SJ. But a heart against Zia.
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:51 PM
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A 3D
B X (negative)
C 2D
D 2S
E 3NT
F pass, close 3nt or 4 s possible
G 3C
H SJ
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:52 PM
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Spoiler - this again?!:
  1. 2NT
  2. Dbl
  3. 2, despite the annotation
  4. 3
  5. 3. p won't take no for an answer
  6. Pass.
  7. 3NT
  8. 10
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What's the logic on F? Don't you want to bid a game? If partner X then 3S, he might only have 4. How far down do you want to go vul?

Either way the sequence suggests a huge hand worth game. 2NT more or less promises no spade void... let P bid 4S with, well, a ton of spades. Otherwise you belong in 3NT.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:00 AM
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July guesses:

A. 3N
B. 2C
C. Double
D. 2C
E. 3N
F. 3N
G. 3C
H. Heart queen, catering to Singleton jack in dummy.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:33 PM
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July answers

A. 3D. If weíre only going to invite game, this is better than 2NT without a heart stopper and a borderline club stopper. Since matchpoints, I donít think we need to force to game.
B. 1S. Very strange conditions: not BWS. So are other calls the same as BWS or undefined? In BWS, a cue bid would be at least a limit raise. If that still applies, the jump raise would be invitational but likely shaded, but I still donít think we should choose it.
C. Dbl. I wish I understood our agreements. If Dbl suggests only 4 spades, an immediate 1S might be better.
D. 2H. Not confident
E. 3S. Expect that this shows a doubleton spade honor without strong diamond holding
F. 4S. Vul at imps, I have to do something. If not 4S, I prefer either 3NT or 4C to pass.
G. 2NT. Right on values. Huge risk of wrong-siding the NT, but maybe itís OK from either side. Second choice double, with 3S conceivable.
H. H10. First thought was the HQ, but when I probably donít have a side entry, the ten seems far superior.
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Code:
                   A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H
EB                2N   Dbl    2D    3D    3S     P    3N   C10
oirg              3N    2C   Dbl    2C    3N    3N    3C    HQ
SW                3D    1S   Dbl    2H    3S    4S    2N   H10
Klaymen                                                       
ST                                                            
BTDT                                                          
NN                                                            
Veni Vidi Vici    3D    2C   Dbl    2C    3S     P     P    SJ
kmbrunskill                                                   
mathmajor         3D    3C    2D    2C    3N    3N     P    SJ
4 Sigma                                                       
bill18            3D   Dbl    2D    2S    3N     P    3C    SJ
Leading           3D                2C           P          SJ
Four choices leading so far, but three of those have only 3 of 6 votes, so lots of opportunity for changes.
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