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All comments by Elaine Garofalo
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Partnership agreement. With a couple of partnerships I get them bidding too high. They r a little hung up on high card points. It poses a problem because I won’t bid a weak 2 with a four card major.
July 12
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Lead directing with a long club suit , since 2club opener is conventional
May 28
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I open 14-16 no trump. But with this hand I bid 1D
March 3
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Go to bridgeguys.com and search defense against strong club and Mathe both are there
Feb. 12
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I think the defending players should get familiar with precision by reading a pamphlet on precision. They can probably google it. Even intermediates aren’t gonna be fast enough to read a defense at the table.
Feb. 12
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Gary, just yesterday at our club Jeff and Eric played east west in a room with intermediates and some newer players. depends where you live
Feb. 12
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For me 4H says minimum with a fit
Dec. 27, 2018
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Constructive 8-10 HCP and 3card support.
Dec. 27, 2018
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After partners bid is doubled if you are weak it is better to pass and have LHO bid, He has similar points to yours and is likely bid and even if LHO passes partner still has a bid
Dec. 15, 2018
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I thought the LOL. Would show I was trying to do the same
Dec. 15, 2018
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Peg asked for civility, do you want me tell you here? And that “Like”, Peg, don't encourage him LOL
Dec. 15, 2018
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Thank you for posting this because I am surely one who is here to learn. Mostly I just ask my mentors but i like to see what other possibilities there are
Dec. 14, 2018
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As a club director I have heard, “ why should I pay to get so and so (10000 mp player) points?” So while I don’t like the paternalism it seems that to attract newer players, it’s necessary. There is also the problem of time and expense. But even at the club level this under 1000 player loves to get 100% against a great player.
Nov. 30, 2018
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They probably weren’t lying. You said they were novices. Just calmly call the director and keep on playing. Sarcasm just makes people angry and really doesn’t serve to educate. After the hand you might tell them about tempo. It takes a while for all the etiquette to sink in
Nov. 5, 2018
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I need the kinesthtic to help me remember the cards
Oct. 5, 2018
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rather be playing
Oct. 3, 2018
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Since the 1-1-1 means the one of a major is not a reverse, it seams like it shouldn’t be. But I guess responder May sometimes have to bid a crappy 1NT after that sequence. Isn’t it better to be able to pass with a 7 card fit at the 1 level?
Oct. 2, 2018
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I would open this hand, so I’m bidding 2H.
Sept. 9, 2018
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Mine too
Sept. 9, 2018
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There is no comprehensive beginners book. When teaching beginners, you have to get them playing. I like Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL). It is mostly for bidding, but talks about how to declare. It does not immediately cover Stayman or transfers, which are so standard in the US they should be taught right away. The problem with any book is that many bidding styles are regional. Preparing students to play with pick up partners is hard and we have to be happy with compromises
Sept. 9, 2018
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