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Eddie Kantar

I have a lady in my class who loves voids. Once she had only 12 cards including a spade void. I come over to the table and find the ♠A under the table and give it to her. “Now you’ve gone and ruined my whole hand”, she tells me.

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Giving a class on how to get rid of losers, I prepare a lesson hand and then ask this lady how she plans to get rid of her losers. She says, “I am going to lose them right away so I don’t have to worry about them any more.”

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I give a lesson on Stayman. Next week a student overcalls a 1♦ opening bid with 2♣ holding: A10xx KQxx xxx xx. I ask him what he is doing. He answers, ” I was making a Stayman.”

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Lady picks up 7 diamond and 6 clubs and doesn’t know how to bid the hand. She solves the problem by putting one suit in one hand and the other in the other; a new way to show 7-6.

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