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I have two places to play, partner should choose.
March 19
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It might suggest that partner plays 3 forcing with some partners and weak with others and tries to remember how it is played in this partnership.
March 19
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This hand comes from an appeal after a wrong explanation. 2NT actually was Lebensohl, showing a competitive hand with long clubs. The South player bid “only” 3 and stated that he would have bid 4 after the correct Explanation.

The table score was desastrous: LHO bid 3, North doubled (on Q1087x) and due to a void in the East Hand and a void with West the contract made.
Feb. 7
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Good, that you open this topic!

I have just been asked if I think it is good that I am trying to get highly gifted pupils into my bridge lessons. “Shouldn't they learn something that is useful for the world instead of wasting their valuable ressources for a card game?”

There might be one more point, speaking in short terms: World Citizen
Feb. 4
Elke Weber edited this comment Feb. 4
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Richard, I know this hand, blieve me, a passed penalty X of 3 is strange, but I have seen a 530 in the score list of our 1st division as well, most likely not the same bidding, there was an ACOL pair on NS.
Jan. 31
Elke Weber edited this comment Jan. 31
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strange!
Jan. 30
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Would 5 have been good enough to encourage pd to bid 6?
Jan. 28
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Thank you Gerben, you have answered my question, how silly of me not to realize what the normal start of the bidding is…
Jan. 28
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At the table the player bid 4 and over 4 he bid 5. His partner didn't feel like bidding slam with QTxxxx, Qxxxx, x, A, so this was where they stopped.
Jan. 23
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In the team match where this hand came up, one player bid game and one 2. Given the fact that you want to play yourself, I like 3 even though I was the one who bid 2 only. Theoretically 3 is down already, partner had J9, AJT952, 965, 76 and opponents can get 3 Aces, sQ and a surcoup with brilliant defense.
Jan. 22
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1s was the bid Chosen at the table. It went on with 2dpp2s and 3dpp3s. Seemed a bit weired, especially when an overtrick was made but 3sX-1 would have been the par score, taking 5 tricks shouldn't have been too difficult for oppos.
Jan. 22
Elke Weber edited this comment Jan. 22
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If I don't bid 5 they might (over 4)
Jan. 21
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Sorry, I should have mentioned the system: Blue club with openings 10-16, so a weak two sure won't have 10 working points. 2 and 2 are used for 2-suited hands, 2 is the only way to open a weak two in a Major.
Jan. 18
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On the DBV homepage you also find the clubs, there are two in Frankfurt itself: http://www.bridge-verband.de/web/searchgames?circle=10&city=Frankfurt%2FMain
Jan. 18
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Some pretty funny answers here :), but my question was serious. Do they plan to ask for Aces if partner bids 4? Or 5 next? And by the way, how do the 5 bidders continue, when partner bids 6 over 5?
Dec. 20, 2018
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For those who bid 4, how do you plan to continue?
Dec. 19, 2018
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Thank you, Michael, for explaining the rules to those who have not been in Orlando. I am a great admirer of the kida app by Amaresh so I was longing to hear more about Hool.

I don't think I will replace my Minibridge lessons by teaching Hool. It might however be a next step before teaching bridge in some groups. And - even more likely - it might be a game I can play with some friends (card players) who have refused to learn bridge so far due to a lack of time. (And with this tool it might even be fun for me to play with beginners. :) )
Nov. 10, 2018
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Well, it was teams and I bid 4 making an overtrick when a ruff came in. At the other table a junior passed 3NT, my team mates ran to 4 and the juniors bid 6 making on a finesse. Some good player commented that he did like the pass with this hand, so I started wondering if bidding 4 might have been a less encouraging move than passing. Partner had AQx, AQJ109xx, K, KQ.
Nov. 1, 2018
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Thanks for your comments, both Yordan and Marshall. Marshall is right, raises with 3 cards are more or less forbidden. According to what has been discussed by now I should not have supposed 10-16 but 10-14, partner would act differently with a max. So I guess my double was just wrong or at least not wise given the fact that West had really shown a huge hand (which I was aware of).
Oct. 20, 2018
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It was a final with only 10 tables. And I guess it is always a good idea to verify what others think, when something I consider(ed) to be the right move has proven unsuccessful. This is the way I have learned this game. :)
It may well be that the pairs that reached 3 played against another opening, there a quite a few pairs in Germany that don't play standard methods.
Oct. 20, 2018
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