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Alan Martin
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Richard Granville's bidding problem: Q 7532 4 AKT8743
In my regular partnerships, an opening 2nt is a transfer to 3; 3nt would be a transfer to 4.
Best defense against Big Club?
MAR: "Whatever your strong 1NT defense is, it is likely to work against strong 1 (or 1)" This is exactly what I do with my two main partners using MultiLandy (when we have any reasonable excuse) to get the bidding up to at least the 2-level as soon ...
The Death of Teams
Selection Problems
You have shoes?? :)
Selection Problems
"But then, if I were English..." What exactly do you mean by this?
Selection Problems
I am a not-disinterested 'rank & file' member of the EBU. Perhaps I should also 'confess' that I watch international matches on BBO as well as the play in the Vanderbilt etc, etc. I'm a former member of a couple of similar organisations in another field in the UK, one ...
Wrong Alert of a Bid
Yes. 3 is Puppet Stayman and 3NT is the system bid. Good job I failed to persuade my partner to play Muppet!
Wrong Alert of a Bid
Ed, Would you say that it would be obvious that the bidding had gone off the rails if I had alerted 3 and then had to explain 3 was Puppet Stayman? A Big Thank You for all your very helpful comments - very much appreciated! You can see that ...
BIT - Who is right?
Double dummy, EW can make 4NT or 5. Two pairs were in 3NT, one just making and the other +2. Three pairs were in 5, one just making and the other two were down 1. Another pair was in 4 making +1.
Wrong Alert of a Bid
Yu, While I didn't alert my partner's 3 (I was somewhat shocked!), in our system it is Puppet Stayman. My 3NT bid was in even tempo and was the right reply.

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