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Alan Martin
Alan Martin
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Aug. 28, 2015
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The Language of Bridge by Kit Woolsey
I would be delighted to order the paperback edition (I don't like electronic) if it were not for the $25 cost of shipping to the UK - pity about that!
Anticipatory Responses
Kit: I have seen various schemes of control responses to 2. I would be grateful to know what you recommend, please.
Assess the blame (13)
Playing this hand as North, I raised South's 3 to 4 on the basis that he was likely to have a 5-card suit and, even if he didn't, a 7-card fit could still make game. Maybe the lower your standard the less likely you are to go ...
Can you find the Kings?
Thank you everyone for commenting on this post. While strong club systems are very efficient, I mainly play systems similar to SA (I'm in England). For the latter, it looks like Spiral Scan works effectively. Now all I have to do is persuade my regular partners to play Kickback ...
Can you find the Kings?
As Alvin says, I asked him to comment as I knew he advocates Spiral Scan and I wanted to compare methods used by experts for finding kings. I am very grateful for such a clear explanation.
Unusual NT
Diamonds (other minor) and an unspecified major
your on lead, you lead a A from AK, in a suit contract, dummy has a singleton
Richard: Do you think that Larry's method meets the requirement for events in England held under EBU rules? On page 27 of the current EBU Blue Book (http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/blue-book/blue-book-2016.pdf) it says: 7F3 Dual meaning signals Dual meaning signals (when following suit ...
Can you bid this safely to 3NT?
John: That was what I usually did - bid to 3NT anyway. Looking at my results, I had come to the conclusion I was being too agressive in the bidding and that I would do better to tone it down. My results have improved but maybe I have swung to far ...
Can you bid this safely to 3NT?
15+ means 15 to 21(22) but, having opened at the 1-level, it could not be 8 tricks with Diamonds as trumps. It may be a wild idea, but I did wonder if North could bid 4 to show a stopper with the intention of playing in 4NT. However ...
Can you bid this safely to 3NT?
Because I've been caught out more than once before! We were not the only ones in Diamonds by any means. (Edit: Typo)
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