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Barry Rigal
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Aug. 17, 2010
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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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Round QT's
You should consult Rubens if you have a problem with Round QTs. That is Peter Paul rather than Jeff Rubens.
What's your plan for bidding this hand?
The difference in whether to bid 5CM facing 1NT opener/rebid is that when partner rebids 1NT he will not have 4+ spades and some of us (me) won't have three spades and a ruffing value/small doubleton/suit oriented three-card support. So the two situations are not comparable ...
Club to the King-Queen Part two
The answer is a lemma...could be a typo? :) cf Google: The answer's a lemon. : 'The answer's a lemon' is a saying common in British English. It is used as a response meaning 'nothing doing' when asked a question which is regarded as unreasonable or ridiculous
Common Game Friday Aug 16 board 10
I agree. In fact the final variation on the last page suggests this play. West can then apologize for failing to lead the 4 to trick one.
Steve Barnfield
I'm truly sorry to hear this. Steve was a great TD, a nice guy, a solid player, and he coined an aphorism that I have had the opportunity to use many times since I heard it. Steve said that 'All bridge is, is drawing trump, taking finesses, and cashing ...
What's your plan for bidding this hand?
If like me you raise very frequently with the 'right' hand with three trumps, then 1NT over 1 often delivers one spade unsuitable for other calls (not nearly so often over 1m-1) so responder is less likely to revert to 2 than 2.
What is the meaning of this double?
You might also be 2=(443) unsuitable for a strong NT so weak clubs?
Would you bid again here?
I think 5 is enough here. My 3NT call had quite a high upper limit on it, and I have a working 10-count (give me the Q instead of the jack...but even then I might have five clubs for my 3NT bid).
Would you bid again here?
I couldn't be comfortable passing 4NT but if I had a way to make one more invitation without driving to slam on the auction above I would do that. Spoiler alert: I do. Trying to pick cards that don't appear in any of the example hands: Since partner ...
The case for zero-max IMPs - part 2
And let's check how we fare for approval on the sarcasm meter.

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