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Brian Davies
Brian Davies
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Sept. 17, 2015
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Defense to Multi at the Orlando WBF Championships
It is interesting that I, an average to mediocre club player in the UK, play a system that is too advanced for the great minds at Orlando to cope with except by consulting their notes.
How would you bid this using your favourite system
An Acol sequence: Pass, 1; 2, 4; 4, 6
An interesting hand... advice appreciated...
I'm not sure why a natural over-call should have a maximum of 16? How do you play pass, then double of the expected 2 when it comes back to you?
English selection for Venice Cup
"Why does this rate an article when the Seniors and Open team selections don't" The more relevant question is why none of the selections merit a news item on the EBU's own web-site? Or am I missing something?
Define 'Fragment'
I like the principle that we should describe a the features of a hand, rather than using a bridge term which may have different meanings for different people. But is it practical? Consider a simple bridge term such as "Balanced". I could point you to any number of old texts ...
Trevor Morris's bidding problem: AQ65 A87652 --- T87
It would almost be strange if there were not hesitation and it could mean anything - could be considering, pass, 5, bidding own suit, investigating slam ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Ax --- KQTxx QTxxxx
2NT opening in our methods. But 1 otherwise.
Charley Seelbach's bidding problem: KQxxx AKxxxxx --- x
You might not get the chance to bid 6 if partner bids 6 in response to your "pick-a-slam". But 6 might still be the better contract. With hind-sight I quite like Jyri's 5 response and I would expect partner to interpret it correctly.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
If the opponents have an agreement to to jump-shift on a singleton under some circumstances, then they should be alerting because you "are entitled" to know, rather than because you "would appreciate" knowing. They should be alerting because the regulations require an alert, not out of courtesy (which is what ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
It is easy to follow the principle "never complain, never explain" when you are deceased.
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