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The Aces on Bridge: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021


A V Ramana RaoApril 17th, 2021 at 11:33 am

Hi Dear Mr Wolff
It looks like that the ghost is back

Steve ConradApril 17th, 2021 at 12:56 pm

We need a ghostbuster.

jim2April 17th, 2021 at 1:18 pm

Clearly the Responder erred by bidding Swords instead of merely raising Opener’s Livers.

Also, why didn’t West lead the 14 of Staves??

bobbywolffApril 17th, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Thanks all,

Judy (especially, always our heroine) and I (rooting section, but not a factor, only as a waker upper) allowing Judy to reach Lisa Marie, who hopefully will be right on it, but no guarantees. Sorry for the likely unforgiveable inconvenience (made worse by my over sleeping) and as usual, no excuses, at least any that I know of, nor can lie about.

bobbywolffApril 19th, 2021 at 10:03 pm

Hi all who are interested,

Just another example of 2nd hand high. With most learning experiences inviolate rules often become iron-clad, but bridge, many exceptions.

However, before anyone can climb the ladder to success, he or she must learn to first understand the result of his action as against just following instinct. Nothing more, nothing less, but oh, so, important and here, so easy.

Total concentration is necessary, without which, countless errors in all phases of our marvelous game, bidding, declaring and defense will thrive.