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Alvin Bluthman
Alvin Bluthman
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July 23, 2012
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Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
That looks like a 2NT opening to me: xxx AKQ10x KQJ KQ.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
The negative double (of 1, after partner opened 1) promises the minors, not heart support. If 2 forces to game, then East made a misdirected call, showing heart support he does not hold. Could 3 (instead of 3 mean "pick another suit"? If 2 ...
Queen of Trumps ask when playing RKCB 1430
Ed: This is reasonable, but incomplete. For one thing, you are addressing only the opener's side in bidding 4. For another, you state that 3 is a splinter, but that probably refers to either responder's raise of a 1 opening, or opener's rebid after ...
Queen of Trumps ask when playing RKCB 1430
I'd like to play Kickback with my partners (and do so, with one partner). But there are issues. How do you distinguish among sequences that bid 4 when hearts have been bid, tio dhow the following: a. RKCB - Kickback; b. a splinter bid (or is 4 too ...
Queen of Trumps ask when playing RKCB 1430
You're welcome.
Queen of Trumps ask when playing RKCB 1430
Naturally, there are several different ways to play all of this. An experienced (expert?) partnership should have AGREED on answers before sitting down at the table: "How to begin the Queen ask following partner's 5D reply (3 or 0 key cards held) when Hearts is the agreed trump suit ...
What Is Partner Showing?
This auction is different from such as (1) X (P) 1; (P) 1 and (1) X (P) 1; (P) 2. In the present auction, you could pass partner's request to bid holding nothing; in the others, you can't do so. So, partner ...
Can anyone please explain to dummies like me the advantage of leading 3/5 instead of 4th?
Playing fourth-best leads, and holding only three-cards in a suit, you are obliged (lacking an honor sequence) to lead the third-highest card. The ambiguity and confusion whether you hold three cards in the suit or four, is one of the most important reasons to switch to third- and fifth0best leads ...
What is the meaning of double?
QJ9xx x KJxx A109. Eleven HCP, strong cards to the extent possible over the overcaller, and the likelihood of a misfit. Do you believe that the opponents will make 2x? Or that they have a viable three-level contract (maybe in clubs) to which to run?
Can anyone please explain to dummies like me the advantage of leading 3/5 instead of 4th?
Typically used against suits (rather than against NT, at least in the U.S.), the advantage is clarifying holdings that are two card lengths apart. The correct way to do this (rather than the way that Jim Perkins reports running into) is to lead the lowest card when holding an ...
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