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Barry Rigal
Barry Rigal
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Aug. 17, 2010
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Feb. 25
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim 2014
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Jeff Aker 2015
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses.
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David Yoon Barry Rigal III
2/1 GF in non-competitive auctions (NT jump GF auctions = 15-17)
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How do we get to 6!C?
Is it so clear to raise clubs as responder? Your X/10xxx/AKJxx/Axx might be facing KQxx/J9/Qx/KQJxx. There must be a case for 3 over 3 as repeat fourth-suit, -- maybe planning to bid 4 over 3NT anyway I admit. The use of PLOB ...
slip of the tongue ?
I'd certainly let him have this back... after the ace is called (which you wouldn't let him have back if the ace were a legal play)the jack/king are in the same thought-wave per this description.
Leading 2./4.
If I had to guess, 2nd and fourth from a non-Pole would mean: top of two, middle from three small, low from three to an honor, 2nd from four(+) small, fourth from four+ to an honor. From a Pole I'd expect: Low from 9x or smaller, top from Hx ...
Are you a contributor?
I think you can safely ignore any future advice from anyone who tells you not to underlead a specific honor against no-trump. I'd like to find my catastrophic leads on my own, thank you very much partner!
Modern Jacoby 2NT: What is your preferred use of a break-the-relay bid?
after 1M-2nt-3 (any minimum) Responder drives to 4M (typically down one!) asks with 3 for shape if still interested in the answer or can use 3/ 3/ 3N/4/ for specific hand types. (unspecified voids, unspecified singleton with extras, specific singletons no extras but ...
Strongly disagree with Bob's statement that 2 is expert standard as not either diamonds or better diamonds than hearts. You can play it that way --that doesn't make it standard. And hands like this exemplify what a silly treatment it is (at least in my opinion)
Agree entirely. One could defend most of the other actions. It is worth noting when looking at North's final pass that South had constructed an auction that was entirely consistent with a single heart stopper that certainly didn't have to be the ace. So when the opponents led ...
Systemic philosophy on balanced hands
Agreed -- but not having a mixed/preemptive raise of an unbalanced 1 opener strikes me as a downside. But there again Richard since you come from so much an earlier vintage than I, I guess limit raises were the norm (or was it forcing raises back then?) when you ...
When you're up against it.
One possibility -- I'm not sure how sensible it is: If spades are 3-3 you can play either defender for the queen. If you determine spades are 4-2 then you need to play the defender with the doubleton for the doubleton queen. Thus Q, J, low club towards dummy. if ...
Spades are the trumps - What is your ruling.
I've been playing bridge for 46 years now; there's a scary thought. I've never seen a dummy put down in the trumps in the wrong place and not be corrected. I've seen them TRY a few hundred times but they never get past partly putting down ...

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