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Anthony Taglione
Anthony Taglione
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Sept. 25, 2015
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Something a lot of people seem to forget is that Bridge is meant to be fun.


Every hand an adventure, every bid a thrill!

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How do you sort out this one?
Halmic is very common in weakNT-land and the explanation of runout to clubs would be partially correct, in that it asks partner to bid 2 for pass or correct. Of course, East would then correct to 2, after which West is probably not obliged to keep bidding. If ...
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: Q Q9742 K98654 9
I'm happy enough with 2 on this hand as a fit non-jump.
Tricky hand?
With my Precision partner, the bidding might go... 1 (16+) - 1 (8-10 and some 5-card suit) 1 (what's the suit?) - 1NT (it's clubs) 2 (not interested, how about spades?) - 3 (spades suits me, I have some) 4 (cue) - 4 (cue) 7 ...
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: T95 T64 --- AKQJ987
I take it that 2 is a weak-two?
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
Ian is in England, where the weak NT is the norm. A 1NT rebid would show more.
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
I'm raising and, if nothing else, I'll win the post-mortem if it's wrong.
Explaining partner's bid
All hands have an upper limit.
Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
I hear people talk of rule of 20, rule of 19, etc. This easily passes the rule of 6... a six-card suit is worth mentioning.
Failure to Announce
I also have one partner with whom we play a mini-nt. I've taken to announcing that as "10-12, although he sometimes opens light". That usually gets a chuckle.
Failure to Announce
If one fails to announce the no-trump range, all bidding ceases, while the other players sit there staring at you as though you're an idiot. Sometimes, I wave my hand and say, "the usual", which invariably prompts the question, "You mean 12-14?".

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