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Craig Zastera
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June 28, 2012
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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: KJ9852 976 --- 8632
Jeff, I am having trouble understanding how 4 can be forcing and yet not promise a fit (say at least Hx). Opener's exact number of s is known (6). Assuming 4th hand passes, what is opener supposed to rebid, particularly when he lacks support? I assume ...
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You may be crazy, but I don't regard your choice on this hand as strong evidence either way. I once had a friend who was a very good player who disliked opening 1NT when he held four s and strongly disliked doing so when he was 4=4 in ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: KJ9852 976 --- 8632
John, I did not interpret OP this way. Because he said that 4 was forcing to 4, I interpreted the 4 bid as a "fit non-jump.". That means partner expects us to make (or at least have a good play for) 4 and is showing his ...
I need help with probabilities
I generated 100 random deals where you have: :KJxx and a total of 8 HCPs. I made no assumptions about lengths of your other suits (even though I suspect you probably meant that you have no suit longer than four cards). I gave your partner 7 HCPs. I gave ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: KJ9852 976 --- 8632
(a) I wouldn't open 2 with this hand (but who cares?) (b) If we have agreements such that partner's 4 has created a force on our side to at least 4, then clearly we are in a force over (4) in the sense that ...
I need help with probabilities
I consider it one of the better books of recent years. My opening leads vs. NT took an obvious and immediate turn for the better after I had read this book a few times and pretty much could choose the winning answers on all the hands in it.
Really bad or not
Poor choice of options (again). I think it's a "bad" bid but I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say "extremely bad" as my partners give me ample opportunity to witness worse. But since it is "bad" (IMO), I would not make the bid, hence ...
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Paul, I do not know what you mean by "double dummy bias". That almost sounds like an oxymoron to me. If flat hands with a particular HCP strength play better in NT contracts than other shapes with the same HCPs (and I'm not saying they do--more research needed), then ...
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I tried some 10,000 deal simulations on this hand. I put this hand opposite random balanced hands with the additional requirement of "no 8+ card major suit fit." This is not because it is always wrong to play in NT with an 8+ card major suit fit (it's ...
What is this double?
I don't think we need worry about partner having a "doubleton or less" in a major for his double. It is enough to be concerned about the very real possibility that he might be 4-3 either way in the majors, so that our having a "responsive" type double available ...
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