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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Dec. 3, 2011
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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."

Country
Canada

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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benlessard
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ATB: Slam vs 3NT
Would 2NT by south be natural (instead of 2) ? If south bid 2S with 3 rather than 2Nt than he will not have 2 stop wich imo mean that the game rate to be a better spot.
2!S or not?
Strongly believe that 1-2 should be something like 4-7 and repeating should be stronger 9-11. Txxxxxx xx Ax Kx is the type of hands that if opener got 2 we need little to make game. If hes short in 2 is safe enough (imps).
Awkward fourth suit forcing auction
Wayne what you should sim its how rarely you are going to get 1354/0355 compared to others hand type.
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
I think that a 4333 is indeed a 3 card raise when it come to the Lott.
Inverting Majors after 1D opening
You have a lot of 3card raises. 1D-1H-1S-1Nt (where 1NT show 5-10 deny 6S/4H/4D) here you can bid 2 to show 18-19 with exactly 3 Its quite common to see 2S being better than 2NT/3S Bid 2 to show 6 and 3 ...
Inverting Majors after 1D opening
Some others cool features Rightsiding many M contracts especially 2M partscores. 1D-1H-?? both 2H/2S are used for 4 raises (you have 2 ways to splinters) Rebidding 1NT with a singleton in (responder suit) is not risky You have a non forcing reverse. 1D-1H-1S-1NT-?? here you have many ...
Inverting Majors after 1D opening
It handle both majors by responder better than standard methods and 1D-2M is now free for something else. If responder got 54?? 1D-1H-1Nt (opener denied 3S/4H so we know there is no fit.) 1D-1H-1S (we know we have a fit in the major but we dont know where it ...
Inverting Majors after 1D opening
The core idea is that 1D-1H-1S is underused in standard methods, especially if 1D-1H-1S show an unbalanced hand. If you play a structure similar to XYZ after 1D-1H-1S you have a lot of bonus bidding space. Ill stick to 4 main advantages ill make one reply for each. 1D-1H-?? Any ...
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
Do you mean 3H deny 6 may or may not have half a stopper 3S promise 6 may or may not have a stop 3H-3S-3nt...=deny 6, half a stop (hoping its not seen as Hx)-I also have half a stop. vs 3 ...
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
Assuming you dont have any complex or punt agreements. You have the choice of 3H promise 6 3S tend to show half a stopper but not always. or 3H tend to show 6 but not always 3S promise half a stopper. Wich one make more sense to you ? if you ...
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