Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Chris Gibson
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
No competent E is agonizing. Finessing is 2-1, approximately, even without the bidding. With the bidding it seems even clearer.
Jan. 7
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Marshall was feeling sassy the day he made all these comments! Love it!
Jan. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Easy pass. modern leads against NT are major-suit biased, so you're more likely to get a helpful lead, and you make it harder for both opponents by not giving information about partner's hand. Even if you have a 4-4 major suit fit, NT may play for the same number of tricks, especially with a blind lead.
Jan. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I remember that. Was it really six years ago? It seems more recent than that…
Dec. 31, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Because agreements differ in comp as space is consumed? For example, whatever we would use 2 for is no longer available. If the intervention was 3, would you argue that 3 is a superaccept showing a doubleton diamond?

Edit: FWIW, I think the interpretation is possible given the number of bids available after a 2 intervention, but there is definitely wiggle room here. I think the most important thing is to agree that partner is showing an exceptionally good hand for hearts, and that 3 would just be competitive. You don't get to introduce your own suit at this point to play without a fit for partner after having initially indicated that you were worth a 1N bid with partner not showing any values.
Dec. 30, 2019
Chris Gibson edited this comment Dec. 30, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have a club suit and a good hand for hearts (though it would help to know if you have defined X in this sequence)
Dec. 30, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I blame Atul!
Dec. 26, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
honestly, I would have X'd the first round.
Dec. 24, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I expect three spade losers in a 4 spade contract - do I count on partner for AK A in the reds? If partner does have AKA in the reds, am I probably getting 500 against 3X? I think its more reasonable to double. I'm leading the Q of spades if partner sits.
Dec. 23, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Any other colors and I'd be in for 4
Dec. 23, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
One of the spade 2's ate it.
Dec. 23, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
If I knew you played penalty doubles, that would increase the likelihood that I preempt a borderline hand, since you have less tools available to deal with hand types other than where you have a stack behind me.
Dec. 20, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You don't have to put it on your card or anywhere else as far as strict ACBL letter of the law, but you must disclose the style that you use if they ask about the weak 2. As a practical matter, I never thought of putting length on the convention card, and even now that someone has brought it up, I'm not sure about it being a good idea in our case - we restrict the 5 card preempts to being good suits, and not 5-3-3-2, so they don't come up nearly as frequently as one might expect if I simply put 5+ cards on the CC.
Dec. 20, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have attended one fall NABC, and I only attended that one because it was 3 hours from my home. There are several reasons why I have attended many more spring and summer NABCs, and the timing is one of them. Another reason, of course, is that NAP/GNT competitions frequently have helped subsidize my travel to spring/summer nationals.
Dec. 18, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
true enough.
Dec. 17, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
we have all the keycards, but I can't count 13 tricks yet.
Dec. 16, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
same, except low diamond from dummy.
Dec. 9, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I expect you are playing an unplayably wide range for that bid. Standard solutions include playing a Lawrence style 2/1 for invitational hands with clubs, in which this would be weak, or to use weak or invitational j/s, in which case this would be the other one.
Nov. 19, 2019
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
it wasn't an upgrade so much as a 3rd seat white experiment.
Nov. 19, 2019
ATB
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
North has a clear GT. I abstained only because I objected to the description of why.
Nov. 19, 2019
.

Bottom Home Top