Andrew Gumperz is a part-time bridge professional based in the SF bay area. He has numerous regional victories, but his proudest bridge accomplishment was upsetting the CAYNE team at the 2009 Spingold in Washington DC. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys musical theater, especially when his daughter is performing.
For the mathematically inclined, the best writer on hand evaluation is Thomas Andrews.
3-2-1 points were originally proposed by the Four Aces in the mid 1930's. Subsequent research confirms that when evaluating a hand for the purpose of suit play, that 3-2-1 is ...
I agree that T-Walsh is a good system and is unambiguously better than regular 2/1. Also, it is not too hard to learn. Conceptually similar to ordinary 2/1, consistent, logical and using continuations that 2/1 players mostly already know (like XYZ).
Josh Sher on Bridge Winners has ...
The basic notion is to distinguish slam tries into two groups:
1. Those where trumps are not a problem.
2. Those where trumps might be a problem.
♠AJTxx, ♥Kx, ♦x, ♣AQJxx
1♣ -- 1♠
1NT -- 3♣
Responder shows 5-5+ in the blacks. Opener may cooperate holding ...
In the original TWCB method,
1X -- 1Y -- 1NT -- 2NT
showed a Notrumpy invite with a 4 card suit (Y)
1X -- 1Y -- 1NT -- 2C -- 2D -- 2NT
showed a Notrumpy invite with a 5 card suit (Y)
I just didn't see this adding a lot of value. by using 2NT ...
You may also like this 3-article series I wrote on my blog 2011.
i want to offer pard a choice of games, so I need a forcing call. If you play 2♦ is natural, then 3♦ should be artificial and forcing. If you like to overcall 1♠ on a hand like: KQTx, x, Kxxxx, Axx, then 2♦ should be ...