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Doug Bennion
Doug Bennion
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Aug. 15, 2011
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Creator of Bridge Buff, an early bridge-playing program, and Visual Deal, an early deal-generator.

Author several Bridge World articles. Try out Jammer 2D!

Author Scramble Stayman! Don't settle for 1NT!

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Another Batch of Transfers
Right. Out of curiousity, could you briefly explain what your methods might be over one of those 'eligible' auctions? Or link me to an explanation? Thanks.
Another Batch of Transfers
Not sure what auction you were thinking about. I skipped bids of notrump for transfer purposes because nNT often has positional value.
Another Batch of Transfers
(a) System fails when RHO doesn't pass. Well might be OK if RHO doubles. (c) Bottom page 4 I included an example with responder transferring and it worked OK for the most part. You'd need a larger sample of course.
Another Batch of Transfers
Yes that's a big demerit. The transfer system is OK with a one-level overcall. Standard bidders are OK up to a two-level overcall. There is always a transfer available, even if it is just the 'good raise' suit just beneath partner's suit. Maybe you agree that the first ...
Transfers over a takeout double
I use XX, not 1NT as the bottom rung of those transfers, and skip 1NT as being a transfer, because it has positional value. Also use transfers when three suits have been bid, your side has bid one of them, and X is a legal bid. Start your transfers with ...
suggested defence vs a unusual 2-way bid.
A local pair (playing a form of Precision) raise 1M with any 3, and they alert when they pass. Not sure they are required to though.
suggested defence vs a unusual 2-way bid.
The weak version comes along about 10X as often as the stronger version (see earlier comment). We would treat it like we treat transfers. Over the 2 call, we would X to show hearts (and nobody else in the room could show hearts cheaply at the two-level, so thank ...
Bridge Winners You Hold App Released
Oh I got it done thanks. It's just a little 'feature' that should be tended to.
Bridge Winners You Hold App Released
I liked it. Thanks! One little annoyance. Android phone. When logging in, my virtual keyboard covers the 'password' textbox. I could not scroll/roll up the background screen to see what I was typing, and had to guess I was getting it right. My keyboard has a little too much ...
suggested defence vs a unusual 2-way bid.
That's an excellent point. Again, very crudely, if 4th hand has 12+ HCP, now the weak variant comes around about 10X as often, 10% to 1% or so.

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