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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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1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
You're all out of step but our Jock. one or both minors; opener bids clubs if he prefers clubs, 2NT if he prefers diamonds. Responder does what is appropriate or bids 3 if the 2 call was a spade feature heart raise. That of course leaves 3m ...
Snowball in Hell
I've posted on this before (apologies) but in the New York Nationals in 2004 there were back to back boards where our opponents (I was playing with Eric Leong) bid a slam that as I recall need Qx facing A10xxx to play for no loser --- there was stiff king ...
Ronnie Felton's flip-flop
And the meaning of 4 (non-leaping Michaels or natural?) is also open to doubt. I'm a convert to NLM so I'm always happy to see other people have problems if they do the same; it reduces the chances I will have the problem next time. (The same ...
BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
I know I'm in a small minority but I find 2 to be extra diamond length, only a major if minimum, 2M as a reversing shape and extras (enough to accept a NF 2/1 suit rebid invitation) and 2NT as natural doesn't lose the major suit ...
New suit forcing or not in competition after weak 2 opening?
Strongly agree. Once the opponents bid we aren't looking to decide on the right game we are contesting the partscore. Probably best to play 3 is hearts, 3 a game try in spades, 3 competitive but that is another story.
useful void
Sometimes the jump to 6 shows the spade void whereas the jump to 6m shows the void there. A hypothetical auction. 1-1 2-2 3-4NT 6 shows the agreed number of aces (1/3?) and a spade void. Stansby-Martel if I remember rightly might ...
BW 2/1: Jumps to 4M
put me down as a picture bid but 1-2-4 does feel like a horse of a different color. That said Rosenberg's argument for consistency is a very strong one. And yes 3NT serious/non-serious is overwhelming to most of us born post 1957 and thus not ...
BW 2/1: Responder's Fourth Suit Bid
One can assign meanings to these calls in various orders. After 1-2-2 for example: 2 real clubs 2NT balanced/ + 3 NF clubs 3 3 3 Hx spades and good clubs 3NT 14-17 Here at least 2 with ...
Canape Agape
Peter Czerniewski and I played canapé into clubs only. 1D was always diamonds. 2/2 where 5M + 4+C. So this did not allow canapé into diamonds but is a decent compromise. I'm not sure where this started; Richard Fleet may remember if Sowter-Lodge methods (with or ...
Which is the biggest sin? (corrected version)
I agree with passing 1NT after not opening (which is just a personal style issue). I think you were unlucky; the oddest issue is West not bidding 2 over 1NT. Yes reporting to BBO has more to gain than posting here.

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