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Dale Lacey
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Way to Recover
Kit, you say "on most hands, opener is able to place the contract accurately when he knows the number of controls", and in the article itself you indicate that the general combined strength of the two hands is also important (it's no good having the controls if you can ...
Conceal the Spot
Kit: After 2C-2D, how do you show shortness in a clubs-only hand? I presume by bidding higher than 3C? Which means the 2D query has to be fully up-to-strength?
Explaining partner's bid
No, not like that. There was disagreement on whether 8+ was satisfactory, that's all. The point is, what is actually appropriate. Should South frame their answer to take account of the prior bidding? Should East refer to the prior bidding?
Explaining partner's bid
Thanks for all the (varied) comments. I now realise that my description of events was misleading. NS didn't refuse to provide further information but (when it became apparent that East wanted the information) went on to give a full description of how they open balanced hands. But they didn ...
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 ...
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