Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Chuck Messinger
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 157 158 159 160
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I can't get into any serious Looney Tunes discussion that ignores Marvin the Martian and Foghorn Leghorn.
Oct. 1
Chuck Messinger edited this comment Oct. 1
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
4 suit transfers, 2D,2H,2N,3C and 2S is a game forcing 3 suiter. When you transfer to a minor you are either signing off or looking for a slam. With an invitational minor you start with 2C and your subsequent minor bid is invitational.
Sept. 21
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I use 1N-3D as puppet.
Sept. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Whatever we are playing.
Aug. 26
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Maybe at matchpoints I lead a spade but it seems to me scoring 1 diamond and 2 spades is a lot more likely than cashing 3 spade tricks.
Aug. 26
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Maybe a defined pass or double over the 4D bid would solve the problem. If North read the pass as 1st round control then they had a serious underbidding problem.
Aug. 26
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
1H-1S-2C-P is a very dangerous auction to balance into. There is not necessarily a fit and both the 1H and 1S bidder can have undisclosed values. KJxxx _ QJxxx Qxx and are you bidding again after a 2C rebid? We've seen how much opener can have.
Aug. 24
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I wouldn't play this system. It just has too big a range for 1 bids.
Aug. 22
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You have 9 Goren support points for hearts (5 for the void -1 for only 3 trumps) which looks like a single raise to me.
Aug. 22
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Too bad partner has Axxx J QTxx Txxx and passes 2C. If, by chance, they bid FSF I guess you bid 3H and hope partner figures it out.
Aug. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Partner had Gerber available if they wanted to know about aces.
Aug. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
We call this locally a Munro auction. x Jxxx x Axxxxxx would be typical.
Aug. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Please send over the novice who picks up that inference. I've found that the vast majority of players, including me, miss a lot of inferential auctions.
Aug. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
QJTx and out?
Aug. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
3D shows a strong playing hand but maybe not a lot of defense. Double allows partner with 5 trumps or a good 4 card suit to pass for penalties an option not available over 4D. I would be a lot happier with double if I had the ace of diamonds. 4D is very likely to be doubled and I might bid it if we were non-vul.
Aug. 20
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Looks like a pass too many.
Aug. 19
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I don't want to make a living doubling the opps in a nine card fit including 3 aces and around half the deck at the 2 level.
Aug. 19
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Maybe with QJ2 AJT AT982 62 I open 1C but 1N with the actual holding.
Aug. 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I would have doubled if partner wasn't a passed hand. Add the J of spades and I would double opposite a passed hand.
Aug. 18
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I can see passing or doubling but 4D makes no sense to me.
Aug. 18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 157 158 159 160
.

Bottom Home Top