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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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July 9, 2014
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about me

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, my wife and I used to play a lot, and made token appearances in the lower flights of a couple of GNTs and NAPs and such.  Also managed to lose in the finals of the 0-750 knockouts at three straight Spring Nationals, which is harder to do than it sounds.


Then kids happened. 


Now we don't play much.


United States of America

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Many choices, many levels
Ditto — I think the decision over 5C is pretty close but I’d pass there also.
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Put me down for open 1C and then it depends.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
Sure, those are also possibilities, though on the second one they still have to beat 3NT and may well fail to do so. They’re also forcing to game with your last example with the spade king instead of the ace, which kind of illustrates the problem.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
I like reversing lighter than most, but I think “occasionally” getting us too high is a big understatement. About the only positive result I can see to reversing is maybe being able to play 3D instead of 1NT when it’s right.
Reopening double after 1N (strong)
Yes, that; it’s all well and good to have seven tricks basically in hand, but the part where you don’t get to cash them because partner is a mean dumb doodoo head is the issue.
Reopening double after 1N (strong)
Yes, but to me you actually need to be a bit stronger with this one, because: 1) you’re not on lead and partner is liable to low a trick with their lead, and 2) sitting under declarer, any finesses he is able to get to dummy to take are ...
I'd be surprised if bidding wasn't the winner according to the computers. There are a lot of good things that can come from bidding and only a few bad things.
another "Where did East/West go wrong?" hand
Shrug. Either player could do more but normally shouldn’t. Stuff happens.
Bid these hands to the right strain in 2/1
Judging by the last line it appears the club hand goes first.
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: QJ984 T7 AK7 A74
If partner having a perfecto means this is on a finesse, I’m not interested.

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