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The Aces on Bridge: Sunday, June 4th, 2023


ClarksburgJune 4th, 2023 at 12:16 am

This Sunday column appeared around 8pm or earlier Saturday evening Eastern time.
Seems to be the new norm.

bobbywolffJune 4th, 2023 at 2:39 am

Hi Clarksburg,

Likely the largest advantage is being able to see and correct our mistakes a bit earlier than usual.

bobbywolffJune 4th, 2023 at 1:56 pm

Hi Consultation Fee (last letter),

You said a mouthful when you inserted passed hand since if not I would love to hold:
s. A, h, AKxx, d. KQxx, c. KQxx and have partner open 3 spades, hear RHO pass, raise to 4 spades and have the pleasure of watching LHO being forced to NOT pass.

I can already hear both opponents later complaining about barely missing accurate description of the intent of that addendum. Yeah, barely??

Perhaps while holding the above hand I should pass first seat and hope partner opens the bidding 3 spades. However, my glee from that scenario would even be short livid, if partner does not cooperate and have the right hand to do it. Unlucky me!