Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Avon Wilsmore
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Agree with CB.

I learnt a lot from Reese's Near Neighbors, TBW April 1977.

Since then, any time I have the combinations CB names, I am on the lookout…
Aug. 22, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Ed Manfield, no “s”.
Aug. 22, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Clarksville, Danny Kleinman, TBW Dec 1997
Aug. 22, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Agree with PM - cashing tricks on a particular layout takes precedence over pre-arranged general methods.

It may be that partner has to rise to the occasion. C'est la vie.
Aug. 22, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I hear that New Zealanders have recently discovered two new uses for sheep:

Wool and meat.
Aug. 20, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
CAB lives.
Aug. 19, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Deleted… now redundant.
Aug. 17, 2017
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment Aug. 17, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
D. None of the above.

I am a big fan of raising with three trumps… to not bid 2 with three, a singleton and a minimum hand is a crime against humanity.

1 - 1
2 - 2 *
4

* 4-4 majors and forcing

It is close to mpossible to miss slam now.
Aug. 16, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Robert May, one-time lecturer in mathematics at Harvard, wrote articles on bridge odds for Australian Bridge magazine in the 1970s.

Quibblers soon learnt that arguing probability with Prof. May was futile.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_May,_Baron_May_of_Oxford

Edit: typo
Aug. 11, 2017
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment Aug. 11, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Paul Lavings, at bridgegear.com, has several copies of Eleanor Tenant's book, mentioned above.

He also has an extensive set of books on whist, dating back to Edmund Hoyle.
Aug. 6, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have played LJS (Lowest Jump Shift) is a serious GF+ raise for over 20 years… that includes 1 - 3

This frees up a 2NT response to be 13-15 flat, and thereby allows a 2/1 to be a real suit.
Aug. 1, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Very interesting article… please keep us posted.
July 17, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Most interesting… thanks for posting.
July 8, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
It's hard to find any details of the International Bridge League… no one seems to have documented the affairs of the day.
July 7, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I like 2 and regard it as the best call for reasons given here:
http://www.australianbridge.com/article_39-5_raisingonthree.php

Those enlightened folk who raise liberally with three-card support generally use 2NT as an enquiry, not a natural invite.

A simple scheme:
3m = three trumps, natural
3M = 4 trumps, min
>3M = 4 trumps, max
3NT = three trumps, 13+ - 14 flat.

Responder, having bid 1 with 4-4 in the majors, should rebid 2 to get back to a 4-4 fit when opener has, say, 4-3-5-1
July 4, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I believe Siniscalco has a doctorate in civil engineering.
June 29, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Well, Forquet and Dr Siniscalco (BB 1957-1959) are still alive, so if they draft one of those nouveux blow-ins like Arturo Franco (1974) or Vito Pittala (1973), they have a team.
June 29, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I am old enough to remember when, if a politician said, “I accept full responsibility”, it meant he was about to tender his resignation.

Nowadays it means, “I am making some meaningless noises and hope that people forget about this current stuff-up quite quickly.”
June 26, 2017
.

Bottom Home Top