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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
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12 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

A year and a half (as of 11/2016) into my return to bridge after decades of inactivity.  Game is coming around, but still inconsistent.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Multiple GNT District wins back in the day, Once had 5 BRQ's in 9 tries but nobody noticed because it took 7 years and 3 cities.
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Ruby Life Master
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It's likely that this partner would have shifted to his lowest diamond if he had no more clubs. Also if declarer is 6=1=2=4 then partner is 2=5=5=1, which is horribly less likely than any of the patterns where declarer is 6322. I agree ...
What are your agreements?
2NT is a stopper with or without 4. 3x is natural with a 5-card suit, denies a spade stopper if you have 5. 3 is Stayman without a stopper. 3NT is balanced with neither 4 nor a stopper. This looks pretty mainstream to me ...
Toronto NABC Reservations Now Open (Sold Out?)
Maybe not. There is a very popular Latino holiday concurrent with the first week of Nationals.
Bread and Butter
One small advantage of my using a for the entry to the 2nd ruff is that I can play K and and if I have not seen a quack yet, I can hook to guard against 4-1 . but at MP this is a very minor concern ...
A very difficult puzzle for you
The winning line (some divergence is possible) is essentially to realize after being forced in dummy at trick 2, a further diamond ruff in dummy will be fatal since you will be forced to cede the defense two entries in clubs (the ace and a ruff) and they can play ...
Bread and Butter
I think it also works when E is 3=3=3=4 and 3=3=4=3. This is clearly best, since you run almost no risk of going down. I thought using a entry early was safer, but I was wrong.
Bread and Butter
Didn't West overcall 1?
Prefer to play in 4 Hearts or 4 Spades?
4. You haven't seen some of the suits my partners have for weak 2's. I'm with Kieran, though, would have bid 4 last round.
Bread and Butter
Daniel's line doesn't do very well if trumps are 4-1. They will ruff a club somewhere along the way and draw another round of trump, holding you to 3 4 and 2 aces. A better shot is to ruff a spade, cross to the K for ...
Inverted Stayman and Transfers
This is also similar to Scanian transfers and the Fantunes structure. It might also be useful to include an option for opener to show a 5-card major over 2; this seems to have minimal downside, since the only losing case appears to be forcing responder to the 3-level with ...

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