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Alan Martin
Alan Martin
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Aug. 28, 2015
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Crunch Time
This may be a long shot but ... since so many world class players are staying away from Turkey, is it too late to organise a counter tournament in the US on the same dates? I would have thought that would send a very powerful message and nobody would have to ...
2!C as 5-card Major Stayman
With my regular partners I play 2 Puppet Stayman provided that Responder is at least Invitational. We like to bid 1NT with a 5cM so that 1M-2x-2M would show a 6+ card Major. Invitational, with any 3/4cM and potential ruffing value, Responder uses Puppet. It would probably even ...
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 ...

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