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Alvin Bluthman
Alvin Bluthman
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July 23, 2012
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I don‘t understand Drury
Playing Drury, a (passed hand) 1NT response will not hold as many as three cards in opener's major suit, and is not forcing. Unless opener has a strong or distributional hand, he will pass 1NT. All of responder's other bids also deny support (except for a raise), and ...
What means 2!S here?
Looks like a balancing overcall (so, option three - a weak hand). No reason for it to also promise long clubs, though this may be an option for some. Why not bid 3 with that hand, or, for users of Top/bottom cues, why not bid 2 on the ...
Restricted choice?
Given that a strong player would not seek a diamond ruff holding QJx of trumps behind a declarer with 18-19 HCP, it would seem right to finesse. However, (1) is West a strong player? and (2) Would a strong player seek a finesse holding QX (v. Jx)? Therefore, I suggest ...
Michaels convention
If you agree that bidding 2 directly after the opening 1 bid is Michaels, showing the majors, how else can you show spades and clubs, except to wait for the opponents to bid both red suits, and then come into the auction. If you had bid 2 ...
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
If I were playing 2/1 with a K-S base (and I have one partnership in which I try to do this), it is a form of K-S. And, yes, I know that ORIGINAL K-S is NOT 2/1, and that responder can pass the auction you gave when playing ...
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
" If playing a weak NT system in a 2/1 context, would I call the system 2/1?" If I were playing most of the other gadgets associated with the system, I would call it "Modified Kaplan-Sheinwold. "
BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
Both this question, and the other one, are badly written. Why not, "a natural reverse but need not show extra strength"? Or, ""a natural reverse with extra strength," As for As mfor distinguishing between a rebid of 2 and "all other" rebids, on whether they promise five or more ...
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
Opener rebids his major suit twice. 1 - 2X - 2 - 3X - 3. Opener shows a second suit , then repeats either suit without jumping. 1 - 2m - 2 - 3m - 3/3. Responder rebids his suit twice, without jumping: 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 ...
Forcing or not?
No. Responder's new suit bids would be forcing, This auction merely shows an invitational hand with ionger spades than diamonds.
BW 2/1: Opener's Raise to 3m
When both of your rational options are anti-systemic, either change the system or make an irrational bid (2NT for me, hoping that partner can rebid in a black suit.)

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