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Danny Sprung
Danny Sprung
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Member Since
June 23, 2010
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2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Mixed with Jo, winning my first club game with my grandmother
Regular Bridge Partners
JoAnn Sprung
Favorite Tournaments
Any National. Gold Coast Congress
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1 Club, Multi 2 Diamonds
BBO Username
3for3
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: QJ43 KQT53 9 862
It's not that I am itching to play for penalties, it is more about where double will get us when partner does not have 4 spades. This could easily be a hand where no one makes anything above the one level.
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
We play 1NT is clubs. All of the strong Gazilli type hands are handled, and there is less memorization. The most important feature is a bid at or below 2 that shows 3 card support. A nice gain for this structure is the attractive shapely minimums don't have ...
Do not misplay this slam (like I did ....)
How about some bridge logic, and shelf Monty Hall for today. The opponents have 10 spades and 16 HCP. West had a cheap (albeit unfavorable) 1 call available. That has to make the spade AK together far less likely than it would be using simple math.
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
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When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
We promise 5 with our 1 opening, and at least 54. So 1 can be any 4441. We also treat minimum 2452 as balanced for the same reasons one tends to open 1NT with that shape when in range.
Conceal the Spot
It is true, we might be in big trouble if we Double as 4th hand when responder has a GF hand, but I’d guess that when you do have the values to compete, the 2NT bid is weak with clubs close to 90% of the time.
Kickback Konfusion
There is a small hidden disadvantage when hearts are trump. Often one has a hand that would prefer partner to bid blackwood; either because our trumps are too poor (see my comment in the Bartusek thread), or all are values are prime, and partner will be able to 'see' our ...
1NT, MPs, first step
It's not like you have A432 of Spades, the Jack and the 8 both give you chances for 2 spade tricks if the opponents shift to spades.
Bots Are Coming at You
That is true, Arend. But bridge IS different. It is the only game among those mentioned where you have a partner. It is the only game where your partnership needs a LANGUAGE. Those are very big leaps. If you think devising a language is easy for computers, I ask you ...
Conceal the Spot
They actually give you 2 bites at the apple. You could double with the example hand, ie strong NTish values, not necessarily perfect shape; pass and double could be more takeout oriented.
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