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David Burch
David Burch
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May 17, 2018
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June 21
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about me

I'm just a pretty average club player in the UK.  However, I am Chairman of Woking Bridge Club in Surrey, UK, which is a friendly ethical club, so do join us if you fancy a game while visiting the area.

Also, I have a Ph.D. in Statistical Mechanics, and know how the odds of suit distributions really work.

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THE RULE OF 9
AH, or rather ARGHH! It's my fault, I have muddled Length and Strength too. Thank you David for allowing this penny to gently drop. Unfortunately I seem to unable to edit and corrected the original. With apologies to all, especially Ron Klinger.
THE RULE OF 9
No David, I should have said "number tricks required for the contract" instead of "the level of contract" - but I'm sure you knew that! Should I edit the original?
Avoid the Ruffs
Thank you both for the clarifications, Daniel and Ronald, which are very useful for me.
THE RULE OF 9
In Ron Klinger's "100 Winning Bridge Tips" he presents three criteria required for a penalty double below game level: a) 20+ points on your side b) Length in the trump suit: Rule of 10 (Level of contract + expected trump winners >=10) c) Strength in the trump suit: Rule of ...
Avoid the Ruffs
Hi Daniel, I'm not sure I understand your question. After partner's competitive 3♠, there is no invite.
Avoid the Ruffs
"3♠: Invitational. If partner just wanted to compete to 3♠, he would double. That would not be a responsive double. It would be a puppet to 3♥, after which he would bid 3♠ to show that he was just competing as opposed to having game interest." Dare I say this ...
A question of law
The French call dummy "Le Mort" - and with reason: he/she should be dead quiet (except to prevent an irregularity).
Bean Counting
I always enjoy reading Kit's Korner with the step by step analysis and insight into correct ways of thinking. It must be quite an effort to put it together. Thank you, Kit.
Comments please, on this 2D opening
I agree... a winning bid in my view, and I might get to mention the Spades if either: partner inquires about strength; or opponents overcall Hearts.
Tired of Passing Yet Another Weak Two Bid in Clubs
I play weak 2s in all four suits. So, no problem - a standard weak 2 opener for me. When I play outside events, our opponent's often ask "What's your strong bid?" to which I normally reply, "We don't hold strong hands." - which is true 99% of ...
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