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David Genne
David Genne
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Member Since
April 25, 2012
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Bridge Player
United States of America

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Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KJT9 JT9873 --- J43
A few points: Having an agreement about Texas in competition is important. As Steve referenced, a common one is "Texas is on if it's a jump." With that agreement in place, your options are: X = negative 3M, natural and forcing 3NT = to play 4C = natural and forcing 4D = 5-5 ...
Transfers over a takeout double
Another advantage to the power redouble over 1M is that you can show a 3-card limit raise by redoubling and then bidding 2M, keeping things a level lower when there are likely bad splits. But I see your point about frequency. I'll have to do a little research on ...
Transfers over a takeout double
Yes, if we're red v. white, 3NT might be better than doubling. But sometimes the colors are reversed. And while +500 isn't as good as +600, sometimes it's 800 v. 600 or even +300 v. -100. Aren't penalties one of the reasons people play intermediate 2 ...
Bridge Lawyers
Obviously the carryover is 12 IMPs. Less obvious: why this wasn't calculated in advance, and included on the bracket sheet that went up on the wall. (a failing of the tournament director, yes, but why didn't YOU know your carryover going into the replay?) If PvC head-to-head was ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
> it steals valuable table space from the kids From their cigar trays and highball glasses? > "socialiability is a top selling feature for any participating kid" The time to be social is when you go over the hands after the game. How about a compromise? We'll add a few bids ...
So Cool ... And Kind of Mean
You Grosvenored an eight year old. Now THAT is "cool and kind of mean"!
What can you do? The stuff just doesn't stop.
Here's how it sounds to me: Declarer has a 9+ card fit, known to all at the table. Dummy's king is cashed. A bored defender who started with Tx follows with the x, and expects a swift continuation so prepares the T to be played. Declarer, trying to ...
Sven Pride's bidding problem: T73 KJ6 J964 K72
Assuming an immediate 4 isn't non-leaping Michaels...
Chester Johnson RIP
Chester was kicking my butt (with Bob Price, I believe) at I-House in the early 90's. It felt like they never finished lower than 2nd or 3rd, week in and week out.
What can you do? The stuff just doesn't stop.
Law 74C5: C. Violations of Procedure The following are examples of violations of procedure: ... 5. looking intently at any other player during the auction and play or at another player’s hand as for the purpose of seeing his cards or of observing the place from which he draws a ...

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