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Dale Lacey
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March 18, 2016
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April 23
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Slow Return
Kit, the following statement of yours is surely wrong? "If you think {...} before making a return at trick 2 in a position where you had to win trick 1, it is quite clear you had a problem on your return." Your statement is true of someone who doesn't routinely ...
In a Hurry
I thought Stefan was referencing Bob Dylan's "I got mixed up confusion; man, it's a-killing me". (I take a lot of false inferences from my bridge partner, too.)
Precision - NT ranges w/o Kokish 1!H and w/o 2NT strong/balanced?
We use a very simple graded approach (cdh= very strong, cdhs then 2c=game force). The nt ranges are 1nt=12-15, cdn=16-19, cdhsn=20-23, etc. There are issues, of course, but these are mitigated by bidding nt freely with 5M332 (it seems to work okay). And the opponents often ...
Precision - NT ranges w/o Kokish 1!H and w/o 2NT strong/balanced?
How do you deal with 5-7 hands?
Get the Count
So right, Kit. The way I think about it that bridge is all about issue recognition. If you can work out what the issue is (at this particular point of this particular hand), there's a fair chance you can work out what the best play is. Easy game, eh
Ugly Call
​I've been playing Precision for only a couple of years, but a couple of Richard Reitman's asides struck a chord with me. 1. We now upgrade to 1C only with seriously big playing-strength hands. Mostly, it's 1C = 16+ and other bids = up to 15. Effectively, this means ...
Simple Approach
Kit, doesn't the meaning you assign to "1C-2C; 2D" break rule one of system design? Shouldn't the priority be to elicit shape information rather than controls? Mind you, after redesigning your system you might still struggle with this particular hand. I suspect that no-primary-fit hands with a vulnerable ...
Understanding the Logic and Merit of Strong Pass!
Marty Harris: "... If you play a 10-12 1NT you can play pretty much any responding methods you like, but if you play a 1NT opening with a lower limit below 10 HCP, you can only use natural responses, no transfers or Stayman." Is this true!!! Surely this is just legalistic ...
Time for a rethink
Paul, I'd love to see the contents of your SOAP pamphlet. Can you share it with us, or is it lost in the mists of time?
Time for a rethink
Hi Paul, from 1970s New Zealand. Long time, no see. I agree with so much of what you've said, but also believe you've overestimated the abilities of ordinary players. Defending against unusual/new systems is difficult for we lesser mortals, even if those systems are not inherently difficult ...
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