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All comments by Shawn Drenning
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I think I read somewhere that someone analyzed a large number of hands and concluded that opening hands that have a good 8 card major and 12-15 HCP range at the four level instead of the one level was a long-term winner. I think the conclusion was that on hands like #5 the times you miss slam by open 4H are made up for by the times they have a good game/sacrifice and can't find their fit. Curious if anyone else has heard this and/or has any hard data.
Oct. 9, 2011
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On board 19, if 2S is just suggesting a place to play, how do you show a hand that has 5+ spades, but too strong to overcall?
Sept. 13, 2011
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Interesting article. I would also be curious to hear thoughts on opening 1NT with 6 of a minor. A problem hand my regular partner and I never can agree on how to bid (along with some of the ones discussed in this article) is one with around 16 or 17 points and a not very good 6 card minor suit.
Aug. 22, 2011
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As a casual bridge player it seemed to me that the first seven sets determined which team was the better team and the last segment had little to do with bridge and more to do with one team being unwilling to accept they were outclassed. I don't mean to attack the players at the table though as I know they are (?) paid to be there and this is a national event, not a club game.

I won't detract from thread if I'm outnumbered though (if you vote my comment down enough it will disappear I think :)).

May 17, 2011
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Congrats! Well deserved victory.

I thought maybe the Diamond team could have been a bit more gracious in defeat rather than playing the way they did in the last set.
May 17, 2011
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FWIW, I think Garner/Weinstein play that 1D is 4+ and tends to show an unbalanced hand and 2 clubs is a LR+ for diamonds.
May 13, 2011
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