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Dave Vidaver
Dave Vidaver
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2013
Last Seen
Aug. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Trick 3
Bridge Accomplishments
Still enjoying the game despite limited skills
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Sacramento Bridge Center
BBO Username
Moron
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Dave Vidaver's bidding problem: Jxxx QTxxx Kx xx
Thanks. Partner assumed a better hand, bid game and went down. The opponents can make 5 as the majors split 4-1 and 5-1
Dave Vidaver's bidding problem: Jxxx QTxxx Kx xx
LOL. That's good.
Is there a standard treatment?
Thanks. I appreciate the answer to the question. I wonder why people spend time saying they wouldn't have opened, or insisting that 2NT must mean something that you've explicitly stated it doesn't (playing with a partner for the first time). Cheers.
Is there a standard treatment?
Thanks.
Is there a standard treatment?
You may be right, But I think it is only a reasonable call if 3 is forcing (thus presupposing the answer to the question that I'm interested in).
Is there a standard treatment?
"3 would be forcing but not to game" doesn't seem to allow for Qxx Qxxx K(x) Axxx(x) . It would seem to unnecessarily preclude playing in what may be your best spot. Me thinks that the choice is forcing to game or not forcing at all.
Is there a standard treatment?
Thanks it's helpful to get an answer to the question.
What does this bid show?
Steve, I should have put only 1 black K in the hand.
What does this bid show?
Thanks for the input. Option 1 would imply that partner has something that can play 3H opposite a stiff, perhaps Kx QJ1097xx xx Kx
Can this double be played for takeout?
Thank you for the well-reasoned thoughts, Rosalind. I came to the same conclusions regarding strength and length and agree that it is a perhaps fine line: denying the strength and shape that enables an initial overcall, but having the strength and shape to bid (safely) on the next round. A ...
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