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Bas Van Der Hoek
Bas Van Der Hoek
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Sept. 5, 2017
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Ekren competitive
Assuming partner has some values vul vs not I would double with the second hand (penalty), especially in pairs. Surely two down is more likely than that 3 makes. On the first hand I would bid 2.
Go for 6!c?
I made a quick double-dummy simulation analysis by giving partner 13-14HCP, 3 or more clubs, and 5-6 controls (with such hands he would surely accept a slam try). Even then 6 is only 50%. 3NT is 87% and 5 has odds of 95%. Slam looks marginal, but if ...
Negative Free Bids and the consequences
I do not like NFB, but if you play them I see it as imperative to play jump shifts to the three level as GF, good sixcard. A jump to 4m can be played as FSJ, as you will very rarely want to bypass 3NT. Perhaps that gives you a ...
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: Ax Qx xxx AQJxxx
I assume 2 is an invitational hand with support. The question then is: would you accept an invitation? If K is wih the opener you have 7 fast tricks plus the queen of hearts. I would insist on playing game and bid 3. If I were in ...
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

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