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Bas Van Der Hoek
Bas Van Der Hoek
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Sept. 5, 2017
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Two ways to show an invite with 4crd !s
I fail to see the merit in different forms of invitational spade bids. Even when we now that partner is balanced or unbalanced, how will that improve the quality of our decision? It also provides the opponents a blueprint how to defend, for instance leading trumps when responder is known ...
Doubles of 4M opener
penalty would be with trump tricks perhaps KQJ QJ10xxxxx A x Option 3 would be more like -- AQJxxxx AKx xx
Doubles of 4M opener
Yes, a hand where you have transferrable values (say, long good hearts and 2½ plus defensive tricks consisting of aces and kings).
Doubles of 4M opener
Also when opponents bid, you will have a bad score when opponents bid 4 after your 4 opening and your side cannot double or bid on when that is the right thing to do. I agree, this is a big disadvantage of wide-ranged preempts.
Hitchhiker revisited
A complicated scheme, perhaps better than the current simple, easy-to-remember practice of transfers, perhaps not. But I think that informing opps of a doubleton in opener's hand can be harmful. I play 1NT-2NT is natural, and 2 after stayman response is 5 card , invitational, usually unbalanced. That ...
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: T9 KQ63 AQJ T954
Yes, K tends to be onside, but if partner has this king he must have AK, or Kxxx for 7. Looks to me is a pure gamble, and as mentioned by Richard, perhaps you win already with bidding and making 6
What would you make of this call?
My general agreement is that a 4NT bid over opponents´ 4 is take-out, in this case a hand with, say, 6-card and tripleton . It would be nice to have the agreement that 4NT is a 5 call with defense, but my guess is that most pairs ...
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: KJ653 K82 Q2 AT3
Once you bid 2 you will not always play in a 4-3 fit, partner will also double with a 5-card and 8-9 points. I also tend to think that it is better to tell 8 cards (if you bid 2) than only 5 (after a 2 ...
The Best Bridge Writer
S.J. Simon. His classic "Why you loose at Bridge" (published in 1940) is still in print and is very instructive and highly entertaining.
What is this Signal?
Attitude, encouraging indicates K. I do not quite see why you would deviate from your standard agreements here. Letting your signal depend on the bidding and/or dummy's holding is perhaps superior, but both you and partner need to be on the same wavelength. When partner encourages, you can ...

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