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Chris Willenken
Chris Willenken
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Member Since
Nov. 14, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Strategist at Zoic Capital; professional player and teacher

United States of America

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Regular Bridge Partners
Current: Jan Jansma Past: Ron Smith, Roy Welland, Michael Rosenberg, Eldad Ginossar
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Grand Life Master
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Common Game Friday Aug 16 board 10
Good point!
Common Game Friday Aug 16 board 10
"Now it looks natural to try to build a club for a second discard. But East can win the king and play a spade." As described, this defense has roughly a 16.67% chance to defeat the contract.
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
@Marty Harris How about this rewrite: "In segments of fewer than 6 boards, a 1-level opening bid showing Length only in suits other than the suit opened, unless that bid is also Strong and Forcing."
Ruling fron Eastbourne
Michael Shuster, We would have an implicit agreement for subsequent occurrences after partner saw me try this out. We would not have any sort of agreement the first time it came up unless a previous discussion causes partner to expect my action.
Ruling fron Eastbourne
Ai-Tai, You are not obligated to disclose anything which you glean from examining your own hand. Disclosure pertains to agreements, either express or implied. Imagine that you and I sit down to play for the first time. We agree 'disciplined weak two bids' without further discussion. We are down in ...
Ruling fron Eastbourne
Most people posting here seem to assume that a 2 bid based on short clubs must be based either on 1) an express agreement, or 2) an implied agreement based on past experience, or 3) an implied agreement based on discussions of similar situations. Each of these categories would ...
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
Andy, I think that virtually every auction in which advancer takes a legal call at each opportunity (that is, a LA which was made dangerous by the UI) would result in slam down. Once advancer forces to game with diamonds, overcaller is close to bidding slam himself. Ax xx AQxxxxx ...
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
Apologies, I had a brain freeze here, thinking 2 was the cuebid.
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
Kit, It is logically quite possible for both 4 and 6 to be demonstrably suggested over other LAs. I am not arguing that such is the case here, but it's not a two-choice analytical framework.
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
David, Long time no speak! The problem is that if advancer is bidding ethically (no jumps to 4), overcaller may not realize that spades are trumps on the later rounds. It's easy to imagine many auctions where overcaller Blackwoods and bids 6. Danny, "Surely X is forcing ...

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