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Ambrose Hol
Ambrose Hol
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2013
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United Kingdom

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Favorite Conventions
One way reverse Drury, Weak 2D, support doubles
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BW 2/1: Splinters
I suppose standard is that the splinter can be made on a dead minimum but I've never understood or liked this approach. Take the auction 1 2 3. Surely responder is most likely to want to know about opener's shape when opener has extras? Furthermore ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: --- AJT964 T853 765
Doesn't it depend on the rest of the structure? I can't imagine a hand that only has 4D and bids 3C, at least in "standard" precision. Having said that I still pass.
Doubling BPH
I think it is 4 Spades 6 minor. Not confident enough to try it without discussion, although I'm at least pretty sure none of my partners would take it as penalties.
Unusual action with UI
Michael, how will you determine that the wild actions were taken as a result of the UI? The only relevant calls are those that are are no more attractive with the UI than without it. In those circumstances what's to say the player wouldn't have taken that wild ...
ATB - Sanity Check
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: Q96 K3 986432 QJ
It must be a great problem if good players are voting for pass and 3NT! Vulnerable at teams no less. I am a simply soul and will invite. At IMPs I prefer a sound invite-aggressive acceptance style.
Posters are becoming overly reliant on these ATB topics in my opinion. Any fleeting self-analysis of the deal will show that East bid like a lunatic
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 5 5 JT432 AT9832
I would have opened 4
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: A8652 AT753 A53 ---
Bidding 4 not because it is pick, but because I can pass my partner's cue bid (which will usually be values showing).
Reserving Rights
There's also the point that saying "I'd like to reserve my rights" makes you sound like a complete prat.

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