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I don't thread needles very well so I'd bid 4
Sept. 9, 2018
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I didn't bid 2 but I wish I could have :)
Sept. 9, 2018
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Playing puppet, 3; otherwise 3NT
Aug. 21, 2018
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This thread reminds me that bridge is a GAME and that sometimes we take much too seriously. I've had a couple of incidents where I was a bottom feeder of the qualifiers, was told I qualified late at night and when I showed up in the AM I felt like Charlie the tuna. Both days I decided to just go see the city that I had been in for the last 10 days and,to this day, I still remember those sight seeing days while I totally have forgotten what events I failed to qualify in.
Aug. 5, 2018
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Getting much too sophisticated, Marjorie. Do what you always did in the past…close your eyes and bid 3NT :)
June 8, 2018
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I never know what the 2nd double is so I bid 4NT and blame partner if it's wrong!
Nov. 20, 2017
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The game of bridge was the big winner today. Congrats to both teams on a marvelously played match. There were no losers….only good will for all.
Aug. 26, 2017
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I don't have too much of a problem with this hand….start with 2, jump to 3 setting trump and then, after whatever response, jump to 6 asking for 3rd round control of that suit. Of course most of my partners will have xx, in s and void in !
July 29, 2017
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Hi Debbie, this was an ACBL event. And the players were intermediates. One didn't know it was a splinter bid (I'll let you guess which one :)
April 24, 2017
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I still like the banter at the club level where the disparity of strength of players is most extreme. Yes, it slows the game down. And, yes, results can be overheard (although the age of the average ACBL player is over 70 and probably can't hear. I think clubs should be fun social events and the game should reflect what it is….a game to be enjoyed and not constantly restricted either by bridge mates or conversation.
March 29, 2017
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Why would partner bid 2 as you have already denied them….not sure if both of you haven't denied them. Over a dbl he will retreat to 3 or bid 3. If pass, then lead a .
March 8, 2017
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I accidentally chose 4 (missaw the problem) and changed to 4. And I thought, wouldn't it be great was some type of super Michaels in distribution only with 5+ and long minor? Of course you'd get to use it once every 20 years or so and have to do away with 4 as natural or RKC but then you'd have a story to tell!
Feb. 15, 2017
Andy Vinock edited this comment Feb. 15, 2017
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I liked the auction. Made sense from all sides. Could have made too…tough break!
Dec. 21, 2016
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I like doubling and if they bid 4, I'll double again. 2 on an anemic suit and with good support for the minors seems to distort the hand and makes it more difficult to know what double of 4 would (penalty or take out?) unless you agree 4NT would be take it in which you are taking a huge position.
Dec. 21, 2016
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Seems like a trump lead was the easiest. You know what to expect in dummy so you will have one more chance to get it right. lead would be a distant choice and A should be put in the next deck.
Dec. 21, 2016
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Truly a wonderful and unique person. I had the pleasure of playing with and against him and he always seemed to have a small smile as if he knew something more. He will be missed and the world of bridge will miss him too.
Dec. 21, 2016
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This one seem too easy but then I never look that deeply into these situations. Partner has 3 spades (assuming declarer followed) and doesn't like the suit so he/she has 3 cards to signal what shift to make.
Dec. 10, 2016
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Why would we alert bids that are just bridge unless we have specific agreements in place? Whether 2 or 2, it's a good raise. And, generally, 2 tends to be the preference Qbid. At least, I don't remember using 2 before but I'm sure some have specific agreements as to what the difference between 2 and 2 would be in which case an alert may be necessary.
Oct. 23, 2016
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Yu, I couldn't stand a 100% poll so I bid 3.
Oct. 15, 2016
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This appears to be more of a system question rather than a bidding problem. I don't think the spot cards are enough to double. My system over opps NTOC with most partners is system on as if we opened 1NT. I think I was told this treatment is called revolver because your partners tend to shoot you when you use it.
Sept. 30, 2016
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