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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Love all games, I really mean all of them, go,shogi,poker,french tarot, wargames, computer games etc

"I mean, Gus and I never see eye-to-eye on work stuff.For instance, he doesn't like being used as a human shield when we're being shot at.I happen to think it's a very noble way to meet one's maker, especially for a guy like him.Bottom line is we never let that difference of opinion interfere with anything."


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time Ive really understood how complex the bidding phase can be, at that point it was clear to me that bridge was going to be a great game.
Favorite Conventions
transfers all the way baby
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Daniel Jackson's bidding problem: --- KQJT AT AKQJT53
Our hand is just too good for 5 abstain. You are obv in FP so either you bid 6C/ make a try for 7 or at least pass and pull to 5C to show interest in 6. 5 is just a gross underbid.
Jean-Christophe Clement's bidding problem: Q K AJ98643 J842
Knowing the habits of 3rd seat help here. If they are somewhat aggro our partner rate to have 11pts and I like 3, vs unknown player passing look safer.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: T762 KJ76 AK5 A4
4. is my side suit. Also we should have bidding space under 3H-3S-?? 3Nt = sing H 4m = sing m so 4H/4S are available.
ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
3S normal, 4S is mistake. Reverse the red suit honnors (Ax,Kx) and I would have some sympathy for 4.
Four for the price of one
Disagree with 2. I think opener should X 3H with 4S and 3/4C. I even think he should X to show a club raise unless his are awesome. X shouldnt be penalty oriented when responder didnt promise defensive values and its bid and raise. X as competitive look ...
Four for the price of one
I agree that the auction took a favorable turn for those who open 1Nt but I still disagree with the 1Nt opener. 4 passes look normal. We already showed a desire to bid 4C when we bid 3S.
4-4 OR 5-4?
If you play a relay system its one of the first thing you learn 5-4 or 6-3/6-2 or Nt is fairly often better than 4-4 if you have wasted valuesi n the short suit or a side source of tricks.
Jean-Luc Lachance's bidding problem: AJ965 98762 K J6
I know most will bid 1 but I think that passing is probably better. I usually downgrade sing K in opps suits more than most players. This is really the type of hands where you go -800 too often or -500 against a partscore. If your partner got a ...
Do you play forcing pass in this auction?
just a little precision "But since the pass suggests a minimum, balancer will usually double." It more precise to say since the pass show no desire to play 5H rahter than a minimum sometimes you have extras but they are defensive.
Do you play forcing pass in this auction?
Yes Craig you are 100% correct. "My forcing pass with partner promises/implies either unexpressed extras or no wasted values in their (trump) suit. Doesn't that help us get to 5♥ when right?" yes it does. by old school I mean your NOT playing FP but you are playing ...

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