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A B C D E F G H EB oirg 4D 3N P Dbl 3D 5S 3H H2 SW P P P 4D 2N 4S 3S C8 Klaymen 4D P 2H 3S 2N 4N 3S H2 ST 4D P 2H 4D 2N 4S 3S D3 BTDT P P 2H 4D 2N 5S 3S D3 NN P P 2H P 2N 4S 3S D3 Veni Vidi Vici P 2N 2H 3N 2N 4N 3S H2 kmbrunskill 4D 3N 2H 3S 2N 4S 3S D3 mathmajor 4D P P 4D 2N 4S 3H D3 4 Sigma bill18 Leading 4D P 2H 4D 2N 4S 3S D3 
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A B C D E F G H EB 4D P 3D 4D 3N 6S 3S D3 oirg 4D 3N P Dbl 3D 5S 3H H2 SW P P P 4D 2N 4S 3S C8 Klaymen 4D P 2H 3S 2N 4N 3S H2 ST 4D P 2H 4D 2N 4S 3S D3 BTDT P P 2H 4D 2N 5S 3S D3 NN P P 2H P 2N 4S 3S D3 Veni Vidi Vici P 2N 2H 3N 2N 4N 3S H2 kmbrunskill 4D 3N 2H 3S 2N 4S 3S D3 mathmajor 4D P P 4D 2N 4S 3H D3 4 Sigma bill18 Leading 4D P 2H 4D 2N 4S 3S D3 
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I'm tricky that way.
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Steve Jobs and I talked about how we wanted to make blind people as equal and capable as sighted people, and you'd have to say we succeeded when you look at all the people walking down the sidewalk looking down at something in their hands and totally oblivious to everything around them!  Steve Wozniak "Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good, is boring, real good is always new, marvellous, intoxicating."  Simone Weil 
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I'm changing my vote on B to pass. The fact that partner didn't have a penalty double available on the first round increases the chance he has a doubleton heart and makes it more difficult for me to know whether 2N or 3N is the right level. So I pass.
I'm also considering changing my vote on D to pass. I like red games as much as the next guy, but I also don't like getting doubled when I have this kind of hand. 
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Steve Jobs and I talked about how we wanted to make blind people as equal and capable as sighted people, and you'd have to say we succeeded when you look at all the people walking down the sidewalk looking down at something in their hands and totally oblivious to everything around them!  Steve Wozniak "Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good, is boring, real good is always new, marvellous, intoxicating."  Simone Weil 
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So my votes are now P P 2H P 2N 4N 3S H2.
I could reasonably have passed on the first four problems...C was pretty close, too. After thinking long about problem F I still like 4N. I'll take the chance that I can find a 12th trick if partner has 3 first rounders. If he shows odd number of aces and a void by bidding 5NT (5S would show even number and a void, since it's not one of the normal responses to BWS Blackwood...Len you might want to look that one up, too!), I'll bid 6C as a grand try. and then signoff in spades. I think partner should work out that 5S over his 5H is to play. Problem H is even tougher. The diamond leaders make a lot of good points, but I still think it should be partner leading diamonds and hearts seem like the best way to give him the lead. 
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A B C D E F G H EB 4D P 3D 4D 3N 6S 3S D3 oirg 4D 3N P Dbl 3D 5S 3H H2 SW P P P 4D 2N 4S 3S C8 Klaymen 4D P 2H 3S 2N 4N 3S H2 ST 4D P 2H 4D 2N 4S 3S D3 BTDT P P 2H 4D 2N 5S 3S D3 NN P P 2H P 2N 4S 3S D3 Veni Vidi Vici P P 2H P 2N 4N 3S H2 kmbrunskill 4D 3N 2H 3S 2N 4S 3S D3 mathmajor 4D P P 4D 2N 4S 3H D3 4 Sigma bill18 Submitted 4D P 2H 4D 2N 4S 3S D3 and find out if we made the honor roll (as Steve White) here https://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp...lastmonth.html Until late afternoon May 10, and maybe until May 11, those links will have the May problem results. We're answering the June problems now. I will post results when I get a chance, maybe not until May 21. 
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problem F
IN RETROSPECT i THINK MY 4s IS INSUFFICIENT

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Super brief summary with short internet access: we have 750, tied for 35 on honor roll, behind one 800 and one 780. Haven’t looked at what we missed, and likely won’t for a week.

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Here are the scores:
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A B C D E F G H TL EB 100 100 050 050 050 000 100 100 550 oirg 100 040 040 070 040 040 090 070 490 SW 060 100 040 050 100 100 100 000 550 Klaymen 100 100 100 100 100 060 100 070 730 ST 100 100 100 050 100 100 100 100 750 BTDT 060 100 100 050 100 040 100 100 650 NN 060 100 100 040 100 100 100 100 700 Veni Vidi Vici 060 100 100 040 100 060 100 070 630 kmbrunskill 100 040 100 100 100 100 100 100 740 mathmajor 100 100 040 050 100 100 090 100 680 4 Sigma bill18 Submitted 100 100 100 050 100 100 100 100 750
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