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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 52/388 in Wernher Open Pairs for my first Platinum points.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: A93 QJ7 KJ72 JT9
As some have guessed, North had a huge hand and South had the KQxxx of clubs and 2=4=2=5 distribution. 1NT was bid by West, doubled by North, and any E/W contract was down at least three.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQ96 J9 AJ43 A85
For the 2S bidders, would you double if opponents were vulnerable (and you were not vulnerable)?
David Libchaber's bidding problem: JT42 QJ AQ5 AK42
Give example hands for the opponents that matches the bidding, and then we can discuss.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: JT42 QJ AQ5 AK42
I don't agree. It appears we have two heart losers, and I can't think of a situation in which 5Hx is not superior to 5S at this vulnerability.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q8764 642 QJT54 ---
3NT is never going to work with six clubs opposite a void and seven clubs to your right.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q8764 642 QJT54 ---
Partner is not passed. He has six clubs and 18 HCPs (partner did actually have this in the game.).
David Libchaber's bidding problem: 9753 AQJ753 972 ---
Picture partner with 3=2=4=4 distribution, with the K of spades, JT of diamonds, and AK of clubs. Partner has a "Mel's rule of 9" penalty double, but also has two-card heart support. This is matchpoints...so tell me how the bidding should go to avoid 3Cx ...
Attitude, Count, or Suit Preference?
I also find it totally incomprehensible that anyone would consider suit-preference. This is a burning issue with my partner (who considered it suit-preference) and myself, as I can't be swayed on this point.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: K74 KQ7 JT4 KJ54
Yes, this is a better description of the "Unusual over Unusual" system of doubling, which the OP is describing (as the partner of OP'er, I'm sure of this). However, just because it shows a willingness to double at least one of the suits doesn't mean the double ...
Attitude, Count, or Suit Preference?
While I love your principle, Kit, knowing that declarer has the Qx is totally irrelevant on this hand (and both defenders know this), is it not? If declarer has any two clubs, they make exactly one club. If declarer has one club, they make no clubs.
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